Ayr’s NAP: KAPONO | 3:15pm Virgin Bet Handicap | Dom’s Pick
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.
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.
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.