14:35 Ayr Thu 11 October 2018
On a 21-race losing run since back-to-back wins this time last year. Now 2lb lower than the more recent of those. Can be given a chance on a number of runs this season.
Without a win since July last year over C&D (soft), when 1lb higher. Has gone very close on her last two starts, but nudged back up the weights as a result. Claims, but a little more needed.
Was shaping as though he win a race earlier in the season, but not as good on AW last two starts. Capable from this mark if on song, but has a bit to prove.
Has a squeak from this mark based on some of him earlier season form, but recent efforts far from encouraging. Not easy to envisage him breaking his maiden at the 21st attempt.
5lb higher than when scoring at Haydock in July. Beaten just 1L from this mark at Brighton last time. Should be thereabouts.
Goes on any ground. Last three wins have come from higher marks. Has wind surgery prior to his penultimate start, but so far there doesn't look to have been a hugely positive effect. Not ruled out nonetheless.
Soft ground Tipperary winner over this trip in May. Yet to convince since joining this trainer and held from this mark last time. More needed.
Off the mark on turf last time at the 16th attempt, when scoring at Hamilton (6f, soft). 3lb rise for that looks fair. Should be competitive, but more needed to follow-up.
Fast ground Thirsk winner (5f, in cheekpieces) in June, when 1lb lower. Well held all three starts since. Seems to handle soft well enough. Blinkers now tried and not ruled out.
Dual C&D winner with cut in the ground, the latter from 5lb higher last year. Has had plenty of chances this season and not at last year's level just lately. Needs to bounce back.
Adept over both 6f/7f and acts on soft ground. Has not won for two years and not sure the minimum trip is really ideal for him.
1-36. Occasionally throws in the sort of run that could see her thereabouts in this line-up, but clearly not one to trust for win purposes.
Not beaten far from 5lb higher at Nottingham in June. Looks moderate, but can probably pick up a race of this nature at some point, but will need to eek out a bit more.
Has shown that she can be competitive on a couple of occasions, though more is needed and she also has it to prove on soft ground.
0-52. Each-way squeak on some of her best form, but CV won't have many rushing to place a win wager.
0-22 and was looking decidedly ordinary before suddenly finding improvement last time, when runner-up at Musselburgh. A repeat would give him claims, but has it to prove on soft going.
Has recorded all eight wins at this track, although none over this trip. Badly in need of a revival and not sure 5f is the ideal forum for that.
Last Year's Winner
Hot Hannah (3/1), Star Cracker (11/2), Awesome Allan (7/1), Rockley Point (15/2), Toni's A Star (9/1), Summerseat Dream (12/1), Guiding Star (14/1), Ganton Par (14/1), Honey Gg (18/1), Your Just Desserts (18/1), Optimickstickhill (25/1), Evanescent (28/1), Perfect Words (28/1), Griffin Street (33/1), Raffle King (33/1), Goninodaethat (50/1), Celerity (66/1)
- Hot Hannah
- Awesome Allan
- Toni's A Star
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