16:40 Ayr Mon 15 July 2019
Good second over an extended 1m at Hamilton (good-to-firm) on her penultimate start. Held on the AW at Chelmsford (7f) last time out however and the return to turf is in her favour.
Well beaten seventh in a 7f handicap at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Placed over this trip at Carlisle (good-to-firm) on his penultimate start.
Handicap mark is falling following some moderate efforts since joining this stable. Struggled in middle-distance contests in recent times and drop back in trip looks likely to suit.
Dual winner ran a decent race when beaten 3½L into fifth in a 1m handicap at York (good-to-firm) last time out. Races off a mark 3lb lower than for his latest success.
C&D winner finished a good third in a 7f handicap on good ground here last month. Failed to replicate that effort over the same C&D subsequently. Well handicapped on old form.
Dual winner this campaign including over 1m on heavy ground at Yarmouth last month. Finished fifth in a better contest t Carlisle (1m, good-to-firm) last time out and is one to note back down in grade.
C&D winner recorded a third career success when winning over an extended 1m at Hamilton (good) last month. Good fifth when turned out quickly at Carlisle (1m, good-to-soft) five days later and has won off higher marks here in the past.
C&D winner finished a held fourth over 1m2f on good going here last time out. Has won off much higher marks in the past but now over two years since his most recent triumph.
Dual winner here this year including on good-to-firm ground over 7f a week ago. Escapes a penalty for that victory and is one for the shortlist stepping up in class having won over C&D in the past.
Best effort in four starts for this stable came when 4L third over 7f at Newcastle last time out. Looks likely to appreciate this step up in distance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A CrookJ: D Allan|
International Man (4/1), Pudding Chare (9/2), Axe Axelrod (11/2), Outside Inside (13/2), Alfa McGuire (7/1), Strong Steps (8/1), Abushamah (11/1), Chinese Spirit (12/1), Jacob Black (16/1), Gworn (20/1)
- Pudding Chare
- Outside Inside
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