16:00 Ayr Fri 12 April 2019
In good form at present but the worry would be that he seems to have shown a liking for deep ground, which he is unlikely to get here. This trip short enough on the forecast ground then, and others preferred.
Won a couple of little races for Tom Lacey but hasn't reproduced his best form for new yard as yet, and was well beaten off when falling at Carlisle latest. Not hard to look elsewhere for the winner.
Out of his depth in a Grade 2 contest at Doncaster last time, but previous two chase efforts solid enough and given he can break blood vessels, these conditions probably ideal. May yet have more to come over fences, and has chances here.
Had looked hard to win with but new yard seem to have now found the key to him, narrow winner of last two starts and has shown a liking for good ground. Needs a bit more here but can't be allowed too much rope on the front end.
Mixes hurdles and fences, wins his share but often takes a hold in his races, which doesn't help his cause, and looks pretty much handicapped to the hilt at present. Has his conditions again, but others more persuasive.
Twice a winner this year already and ran well on latest start to give the evergreen Alizee De Janiero a fright at Kelso, but this is undoubtedly harder and he has to race from 5lb out of the handicap. Tough task.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Ravenhill Road (2/1), Peppay Le Pugh (11/4), Budarri (5/1), Boagrius (11/2), Niven (6/1), Sword Of Fate (25/1)
- Ravenhill Road
- Peppay Le Pugh
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