Ayr Silver Cup 2:35
I’m afraid the Cliff Awaits .I have to stick with Hawkeyethenoo here. He didn’t get the race run as he would prefer last time along with it being too soft over 7 furlongs. Good/Soft over 6 may well be his ideal conditions and to my eye he still have a race like this in him. Hard to know what to make of the draw he will probably come up the middle hopefully, but he’s worth the risk at 25/1 with 5 places. We’re still in profit with him this year after his placing at 40/1 earlier so hopefully we can get another good run from him here.
1 Point EW 25/1 5 Places Tote/Boyles/Fred 28/1 Hills
I’ve been looking for something drawn high here to compliment Hawkeye and I’ve settled on Jamaican Bolt at a big price. He was a bit of an eye catcher last time behind Hoof It after the jockey taking the wrong option. If he breaks well here from this side of the draw he should be able to get involved and has had a light season compared to most of the field. He also came good around this time last year and 33/1 seems value
1 Point EW 33/1 5 places VC/Coral
This was a headwreaking watch. He was slow away and never got the gaps quickly enough to get involved. He finished with loads in the tank so there will be another day but its getting frustrating at this stage. Jamacian Bolt was never in with a chance here.
Ayr Gold Cup 3:10
There is a few here that I was hoping would be a bigger price particularly Jack Dexter so I’ll be pretty unhappy if he wins tomorrow as I feel there is a big race in him but can’t get interested at around 12/1 tomorrow in a race like this. My gut here is to go for a few win darts rather than EW bets. Highland Colori showed up well a few times this year and seems to me to have been prepared with this race in mind. He is drawn high and looks overpriced at 25/1 as a previous winner of this off a higher mark. Professor seems to be well overpriced here given his return to form on his last run and his 2nd in the Wokingham last year of a 6lbs higher mark. Boom the Groom should get this race run the way he needs and I fancy him to be flying home here if he gets the gaps.
1 Point win Highland Colori 25/1 Boyles/Betfair
1 Point win Professor 40/1 Generally
1 Point win Boom the Groom 40/1 Sky/Paddy/Coral
Highland Colori ran a great race and is clearly getting back to good form, the other 2 never really had a chance and maybe there is a lesson there to stick with the first pick in these races.
Mister Music looks a bit too quickly written off after his last run where the race finished in a mess with runners all over the track on ground softer than ideal. If we look at his previous 2 runs I think we can give him a real shout here. Particularly his second last run when placed at Sandown in a similar race to this. He got no room on a few occasions and still ran with credit. He is formally a much higher rated horse and if he is coming back to form he is well capable of getting involved here at a huge looking price. There won’t be any further rain here today and the track should dry out to fairly standard good/Soft which will be grand for him.
1 Point EW 33/1 tote/fred/vc/lads/coral
This horse traveled well and he didn’t see it out in the softer ground. He really interests me in a good ground 10 furlong handicap in the near future. He is gone into my tracker , and will hopefully surface in the right race with the right d=conditions shortly.