17:20 Ayr Fri 21 September 2018
Largely struggled on turf so far this year and mark has dropped as a result. Bounced back to form on the back of a wind operation at Doncaster last time (1m, good to soft). Player off same mark if able to build on that now.
Won on the AW at Kempton earlier in the year off this mark. Dismal effort on return from a break at Redcar before being hampered at the start at Beverley last time and trailing in last. Clearly better than that but needs to bounce back all the same.
Seems to appreciate being able to get her toe in the ground so any further rain a plus. Out of form for most of the summer but has dropped to a workable mark as a result. Needs to bounce back.
Went very close to winning off a 1lb higher mark than today's on his final start last year. Taken a while to come to hand this time around and this drop in trip may suit. On a workable mark.
This summers form has been nothing to write home about and her last two efforts have been particularly weak. She is on a nice mark based on her early nursery form however and this ground will be much more to her liking. Dangerous to dismiss.
Yet to win in 12 starts and form has tailed off somewhat of late. Blinkers go back on to replace the visor. Needs to bounce back to form to have any chance in this.
Has shown improved form with each start and only collared late on at Carlisle last time (1m, soft) having not stayed 1m2f the time before. Conditions are no problem and has sound claims of going close again despite the 3lb rise.
Has been in terrific form of late winning a handicap at Leopardstown (off just 2lb lower) before going close the last twice. Comes here in rude health and likely to give a very bold showing.
Won on reappearance at Redcar and then again at Nottingham two starts back before disappointing back there last time. Is now 12lb higher than for that first win this season and needs plenty more improvement to take this.
Three starts so far in maidens in Ireland and was thrashed out of sight on the last of them. Returns from a five-month break and starts life for a shrewd yard today on handicap debut. Market check is essential and money would be significant.
Given an opening mark of 72 based on his debut effort. Drops back markedly in trip now having been beaten out of sight over much further on first three handicap runs. Needs plenty more as mark plummets.
Attracted plenty of market support to go off favourite at Carlisle (1m, heavy) last time. Well held and looks regressive now. Races off same mark here but opposable all the same.
Won at Redcar (1m, heavy) back in July off a 5lb lower mark. Has run with real credit on all three subsequent starts and with conditions to suit, will surely be a leading contender once again.
Last Year's Winner
Make Me (4/1), Power Sail (11/2), Assimile (6/1), Apple Anni (7/1), Rince Deireanach (15/2), Gamesters Icon (17/2), Shazzab (11/1), Thundercloud (12/1), Canadian George (14/1), Se You (16/1), Harbour Pilot (25/1), Kirbec (25/1), Frame Rate (25/1), Gallus (40/1)
- Power Sail
- Rince Deireanach
- Make Me
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