17:30 Ayr Sat 21 September 2019
Course winner but without a success since 2016. Produced a fair effort in defeat at Epsom last time out and a step back up to this sort of trip might suit.
More prolific on AW than turf and still above his highest ever winning Flat mark. Returns from hurdling and others preferred.
Ended a lengthy losing run at Musselburgh last month and stayed on well that day, suggesting a step up to this sort of trip may suit. Still feasibly handicapped on old form and not ruled out.
A five-time winner in NH races (two bumpers, three hurdles) and he was a surprise 22/1 winner of a novice event at Ripon last month. Perhaps unsuited by heavy ground at Hamilton last time and could still be on a nice mark.
Won a maiden at Down Royal in June 2018 before a purchase of 85,000 gns in July 2018. Has to be fitness concerns on his belated return to the track. Up in trip on first start since wind surgery.
A winner at Redcar on soft ground as a juvenile and gained first handicap success at Chester in July. Running well in defeat prior to finishing fifth of 10 at Musselburgh last time out on quick ground and conditions have to be a concern again.
Novice winner at Chester last season and while he hasn't added to his tally so far this season, he's put up some improved efforts since stepped up in trip. Needs a bit more in a race this competitive as he steps up in trip again.
Gained a first turf win since 2014 at Musselburgh last time out when bolting up on fast ground. Not all that consistent on turf but has some useful bits of form to his name; fascinating contender.
He was a long standing maiden prior to a huge upturn in form in July when winning at Gowran Park and arrives here bidding for his fourth success in his last five starts, having won with a bit up his sleeve at York last time; up just 3lb for that.
C&D winner who got his head back in front at Haydock last month. Failed to beat a rival home at Musselburgh on his latest outing but unsuited by the drop in trip that day. Fast ground will suit.
Just one win from 19 starts but only beaten 1L when fourth in behind Shamad last time out at York. 3lb swing in the weights might not be enough to reverse that form but should remain competitive.
Just has a maiden handicap win at Yarmouth to his name at present and out of form over hurdles on his latest couple of starts. 5lb above his last winning handicap mark and others make more appeal.
Justified favouritism at Windsor on just his second start but has racked up a losing sequence since. Starting to shape like a win may be near, beaten just 1L on each of his last two starts and the step back up in trip should suit.
Hit and miss performer whose sole success came at Carlisle in June but no match for the winner when runner-up next time out and well beaten fifth of seven on his third straight start at that venue. Needs to improve for first-time cheekpieces.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Kingscote|
Beyond The Clouds (4/1), Employer (9/2), Dark Lochnagar (9/2), Shamad (6/1), Mordred (7/1), Doctor Cross (15/2), Mistiroc (11/1), River Icon (12/1), Torcello (14/1), Battle Of Marathon (18/1), Mutamaded (20/1), Beechwood Jude (22/1), Four Kingdoms (28/1), Manzil (33/1), Royal Reserve (33/1), Needs To Be Seen (33/1), Astute Boy (50/1)
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