Ayr 3:45 Scottish Grand National

Benbens looks the value in this field. He has a couple of runs this year of this mark that would put him right in there with a shout here.  He only got half way at Cheltenham so that shouldn’t have an effect as it might on a lot of these. He is in here of a very light weight with a 7lbs claimer and 10 st to start with. His place chances look very strong to me as well so 33/1 EW with 5 places looks great value

1 Point EW 33/1 5 places Generally

Cape Tribulations good 2nd in the Rowland Meyrick earlier this year showed enough to make it possible he might still be capable of a big show this year.  He has been poor lately but I’m hopeful that decent ground and a step up in trip might be just the thing to get him going. He is off a workable mark and a nice light weight which can only help here.

1 Point EW 33/1 5 places Generally

Newbury 3:25

I’m going to go with a couple of big price min bet darts here. Excellent Guest has a decent record fresh and can win of this mark. Ascot may be his best course but at 60 on Betfair he is value here. Pearl Ice is a gut feeling selection. He is on a workable mark and showed me something last time out after a year off. He is 65

½ Point win Excellent Guest 60 Betfair

½ Point win Pearl Ice 65 Betfair

Ayr 2:30

It’s been a long time since Cinders & Ashes was in top form but he gave an indication that he isn’t totally gone at the game when 3rd a few runs ago. He was carried out last time and with a very quiet season and the stable beginning to show tiny bits of form maybe now is the time for him to take advantage of his low mark. He’s worth the risk at 16/1

1 Point win 16/1 Generally