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Ayr – 7th October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Thursday’s 2 Best Bets

Our team’s two best selections for the Thursday afternoon card at Ayr



Ayr - Ben Curtis
Ayr’s NAP: KAPONO | 3:15pm Virgin Bet Handicap | Dom’s Pick
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Only 1lb higher than his Newcastle win last month, Roger Fell’s in-form stable can pick up another success here in the form of the Kuroshio five-year-old.

Ayr’s Thursday card gets underway at 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon

He’s got a creditable record on the turf so a return to this sphere isn’t an immediate negative despite that all-weather success on his most recent start, with Ben Curtis doing the steering as he did when the pair won at Haydock in May.

This is a competitive field but he’s a handsome enough price given that he arrives here in good nick.

NB: ONE NIGHT IN MILAN | 4:55pm Virgin Bet Raceday Handicap

Given he was rated 142 as a National Hunt contender, Keith Dalgleish’s charge should have more to give off a rating of 54 on the flat and ran a cracker at Catterick on his last start, denied by a head.

One Night In Milan was seen finishing behind Thyme Hill 11 months ago over hurdles

That was a huge improvement from his Ffos Las excursions previously and this intermediate trip could be where he’s seen to best effect.

Billy Garrity takes a handy 3lb in weight off his back and given the quick turnaround in outings, connections could be quietly confident he will shed his maiden tag in this sphere sooner rather than later.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.