14:40 Ayr Sat 21 September 2019
A winner at Thirsk on debut for this yard and has held his form well subsequently but there's no sign he's particularly well-handicapped, despite a host of creditable efforts; down in trip, others preferred.
Loves some cut in the ground and gained a first win since 2017 at Ripon back in June. Has returned to form on recent starts but 4lb above his highest winning mark and drying ground probably against him here.
Bolted up in a valuable sales race at York last year but hasn't been able to build on that this season, well beaten in Listed class on her last two starts. May need relief from the assessor.
Missed most of last season but got his head back in front in a Class 3 handicap at Ripon last month and has run well in defeat twice since, only narrowly denied at Thirsk last time; this is more competitive though.
A winner on AW at Lingfield in the spring and held his form well in a trio of turf starts at the start of this season at 6/7f. Seemingly lost his way since though and vulnerable to speedier types.
On his last winning mark and minor signs of a revival at Ascot last time out but has largely been disappointing this year and needs a career best to land this.
Dual C&D winner, sole win this season coming at Thirsk. Has run okay in defeat from similar marks but has lost his form on his two most recent starts and remains above his highest winning mark.
Won back-to-back races at Windsor earlier in the season and she was only beaten ¾L at Doncaster last time out in what has to go down as a career best effort. Not always a fluent starter though, an obvious concern here.
All three wins have come on AW but seemingly just as effective on turf given how he ran at Ascot earlier this month. Due to go up 2lb when the handicapper has his say and less exposed than most.
Has won four races at Chepstow already this season and arrives here bidding for a four-timer after a short head success last time out. Carries a 5lb penalty though and this looks more competitive.
Ran a huge race in the Bronze Cup last year under a penalty when runner-up and gained a first win since that run at Yarmouth earlier this season. Running okay in defeat but looks as if the assessor is in control at present.
Won back-to-back races at the start of the campaign but has badly struggled on his latest three efforts. Yard have a good record at this meeting and he's not one to completely discount given that this three-year-old is less exposed than most.
Followed a Class 3 handicap win at Windsor with a smart effort at Ripon behind a progressive sprinter (third of 17). Drop in trip could help after a slightly below par run at Doncaster last time over an extended 6f.
Got his head back in front over the minimum trip at Chester in June and only narrowly denied back at that venue last time out at 7f, despite a sloppy start. 2lb higher here but a return to this trip could help.
Won back-to-back races in May 2018 for John Gosden but in and out of form so far this year and finds himself on a joint career high mark; others make more appeal.
Gained a first win since 2015 at Wolverhampton in May before following up at Redcar later than month. A reproduction of his second at Goodwood two starts back would be enough to see him get competitive here.
Only narrowly denied a four-timer in a valuable handicap at York last year but he's gone the wrong way since. Shaped like a return to form may be imminent at Doncaster last time however and he's a player if building on that from a nice mark.
Won his maiden over C&D but all subsequent wins have come over further than this and likely to find this heat too much of a speed test, particularly if the rain continues to stay away.
Losing run stands at 21 and goes all the way back to 2017. More than capable form this sort of mark and he's shown that already this season with some promising placed efforts but beaten favourite last time out and has an off-putting profile.
Loves cut in the ground, as seen when winning a decent race at Chester earlier in the season but his career best efforts have all come over further than this and the handicapper has cut him no slack for recent efforts.
Had been considered a very consistent sort prior to a below par campaign this year. Handicap mark has been on the slide as a result but might appreciate softer ground than what is likely in this race.
Won twice over the minimum trip as a juvenile but hasn't looked as effective at this trip so far this season. Well beaten at York last time and others make more appeal. Wears first-time visor.
Won twice last year and well beaten on his belated return at Thirsk last month. Probably wants more cut in the ground than what is likely here (all wins with soft in the going).
Won his first two career starts but has been frustrating to follow since and he was a beaten favourite at Ripon two starts back. Barely beat a rival home in a poor run at York last time and hard to recommend.
Last Year's Winner
|23||Snazzy Jazzy||3||9-8||11/1||Full Result|
|T: C G CoxJ: Hector Crouch|
Alkaraama (5/1), Admirality (11/2), Lahore (9/1), Golden Apollo (12/1), Show Stealer (12/1), Get Knotted (14/1), Venturous (14/1), Royal Residence (14/1), Citron Major (16/1), Presidential (16/1), Glenamoy Lad (18/1), Gabrial The Saint (20/1), Muscika (20/1), Lincoln Park (20/1), Red Balloons (20/1), Jawwaal (22/1), Flying Pursuit (25/1), Hyperfocus (25/1), Savalas (25/1), Magical Wish (25/1), Major Valentine (33/1), Yousini (33/1), Rathbone (40/1), James Watt (50/1), Rapid Applause (80/1)
- Gabrial The Saint
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