Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Follow The Ayr Maiden Form to Ascot

AYR – Monday 9th June

Going – Soft

Testing conditions after a wet weekend in Scotland.

The most significant result here was DOC CHARM winning the opening two-year-old maiden very comfortably. He was beaten nine lengths by THE WOW SIGNAL at the last meeting here and the latter now looks a live chance at Royal Ascot. Even the well beaten third on that occasion, JUNGLE CAT, won a maiden at Goodwood last Friday. Might be worth keeping an eye out for the fourth and fifth on that occasion, AL RAYYAN and POOLSTOCK should they appear in run of the mill maidens.
BLACKFOOT BRAVE was behind early but stayed on to good effect in the final two furlongs and should step up on this effort with the experience.

LYSINO was an easy winner of the Betfair Stayers Series Qualifier. He had some fair form on the flat in Germany and France in 2012, winning his maiden at Munich, and this was his first flat race in the UK. He strolled away with this and he looks a fair bit better than the handicapper rated him here.

THECORNISHCOWBOY won with a bit in hand over ten furlongs here though will move out of the basement grade after this. That said he is a bit better than Class 6 at his best and is in good heart.

GONINODAETHAT showed plenty of determination to win his leg of the Class 6 Handicap, having set a searching early pace. He has recorded all his wins at Ayr, but given that he’s only once raced away from the three Scottish flat courses that isn’t an earth shattering fact.

SAN CASSIANO won the Class 3 ten furlong event, but it was soft contest run three second slower than the time set by TheCornishCowboy’s. PULPITARIAN disappointed, but he hasn’t looked happy with cut in the ground on the flat or over hurdles here, and all his US winning form was on firm ground. He may be worth bearing in mind if the ground dries

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