15:05 Ayr Sun 20 January 2019
- racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 5f 110y,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has had a few excuses since winning at Newcastle in February. Now gets his chance in a lesser grade and one to keep an eye on with promising claimer on board.
Return to this venue a plus but hard to enthuse over his tame effort in a three runner race last time and something to prove now.
2 from 2 here at slightly shorter. This represents a drop in grade after Haydock last time and doesn't have many miles on the clock for a 10-year-old.
Jumped well when making all at Hexham and may have found the race coming too soon when failing to land the odds on quick return there. That winner has followed up since to give the form a stronger look and solid claims here.
A pair of decent efforts since scoring in lower grade at Wetherby in November. Still young enough to progress though probably needs to.
Yard going well but off the track for a year which is a concern for this veteran. Front runner.
Much improved over hurdles last winter but yet to show much over the larger obstacles. Still early days yet so can't be dismissed out of hand.
Jumped out to the right when midfield on chasing debut and goes the same way around here. Often backed so presumably thought capable of better than he's showed.
Wind surgery has certainly helped and although his win last time was over 3m2f, he has lots of form at this shorter trip. A bold show from Geronimo in the previous race will be a positive.
Not sure if it was the drop down to 2m or first run since a breathing operation, but he looked a different proposition when scooting clear on the run here last time. Bold bid expected if in the same form.
Consistent chaser who should again run his race. Perhaps vulnerable for win purposes but should give backers a run for their money.
Last Year's Winner
Fiddlers Bow (9/2), Hills Of Dubai (5/1), Well Above Par (11/2), Calivigny (6/1), Pookie Pekan (7/1), Leskinfere (9/1), Orioninverness (9/1), Angus Milan (12/1), Ueueteotl (14/1), Plus Jamais (16/1), Bulls Head (28/1)
- Fiddlers Bow
- Well Above Par
Nick Robson makes Haldon Hill his best bet and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Matt Brocklebank is in the nap hotseat on Sunday and he hopes it's a case of third time lucky at Exeter.
Deira Surprise is Anita Chambers' best bet at Wolverhampton tonight and she has a tip for every race.