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I am slightly annoyed with the ride of yesterday's sole selection. As I said in my piece, there was going to be a strong pace set, but it appeared David Allan didn't do his homework, as he tried to wrestle for the pace, whilst travelling three wide. Frustrating to see, as Latin Lover who was off the pace, came with a strong run to finish 2nd, so who knows what could've been if Bay Breeze was held up.

Hamilton 1:45

Yet again it seems that I have been sucked into backing another outsider of the field. This time it's EY UP ITS MICK, who has drawn me in. This horse is bound to win again in the not so distant future, as he is starting to become well-treated on the form of last year, and even some parts of this season.

This is actually a very competitive sprint race for a Class 4 on a Tuesday, but there are reasons to believe the selection can outrun his odds, and potentially grab us the win. Obviously, there is quite a few in this race who look nicely weighted off their old exploits, but either their recent form doesn't offer much, or today's racing conditions will not suit. I had this race whittled down to three horses, those were Kapono, Big Les and Ay Up Its Mick. I decided to go for the latter as I think with the 7lb claimer taking the ride, connections must really fancy their chances in this, as he will be at the foot of the weights by an absolute distance. The nearest horse in the weights would be Soapy's Sister who will carrying 9st, and that is still 10lbs heavier than the selection.

Ay Up Its Mick is a strong travelling horse, who appeared on the scene when landing a couple of winners in 2020. He initially won his first race of last season off a mark of 60, then won off 67, and went close off 73 on a couple of occasions. This year he hasn't been running without promise, but he doesn't quite seem up to the same level as the previous year. When he won last year, it appeared that he was best suited on a slow surface, but that doesn't seem to be the case. He finished 2nd to the progressive Mr Wagyu, over today's C&D, on Good To Firm ground. Once again, like he always does, he travelled sweetly, but in hindsight, he bumped into a very well handicapped horse. Mr Wagyu was rated 68 when they met, he has since climbed the ranks and is now rated 99! Since that run, the selection was disappointing the time after, and his most recent run was probably over a trip which doesn't suit, but he stayed on well.

I think it's interesting that Tony Coyle has opted for Liam Browne's services to ride Ay Up Its Mick. I've not seen too much of him, but from the small sample of which I have, he seems to be a useful 7lb claimer. Tony booked Liam Browne for one of his mounts last week, and the pair were successful, winning on an 11/1 shot. Finger's crossed that the same can happen for this lad.

I think Big Les and Kapono are the main threats, with Big Les probably being my second pick. I won't be backing him in this race, but I may play a very small forecast, just in case. He is well-treated, and also gets the services of a 3lb claimer. He has previously won off his current mark at this track before, and was punted into favourite last time, before running no race whatsoever.

Hamilton 3:25

LEGENDARY DAY instantly screams out like the most likeliest winner of this race, and you might actually get decent odds due to the fact there are a few in this race who arrive in good form. Hughie Morrison doesn't send many runners to Scotland, so the fact he's sent this horse as his only runner of the day, up to Hamilton from his base in Berkshire, seems a tip in itself.

Hughie Morrison has only sent one runner to this track in the last five years, and even though that horse didn't win, it goes to show that he doesn't waste his time, and will only send runners if he believes they have a chance. It might sound daft considering his only runner didn't win, but you get the gist. Hamilton is a 740 mile round trip from where he trains, so they must be confident, as the fuel costs will not be cheap for the owners of this horse. His recent form would suggest that he comes into this race in good order, and will potentially find improvement for the step up in trip. The form of his recent 3rd behind Path Of Thunder at Newmarket is definitely the best form on offer. The winner did disappoint the time after at the Goodwood festival, but I expected that. That day, Legendary Day was staying on strongly up the Newmarket hill, which suggests the stiff track and uphill finish, plus the extra furlong, could play to his strengths.

He is a 3yo, so will get the weight for age allowance, which is 7lbs for this trip at this time of year, which is a big help. 3yo's have got a decent recent record in this race, winning it 4x in the last six years.

Hamilton is a track which is pretty unforgiving if you're on the rail, as you often see hard luck stories, especially in decent sized fields like this. Finger's crossed that Danny Tudhope, who is an eye-catching jockey booking, stays out of trouble, potentially tracking the pace one off the rail, so he can make his challenge with a clear run.

As for the other horses in the race, I was drawn to Freak Out, trained by Karen Tutty. This horse has only ran once for Karen, after she acquired him from George Boughey's yard. For his first run for the yard, that was a good effort, and he was dropped 1lb for that run. He could outrun his odds, as his form earlier on in the season looks decent.

Hamilton 4:00

A horse who I tipped up on his last start, and probably should've won in my opinion is, AMOURIE.

He was a very unlucky loser in the race at Catterick, where he wasn't given a great ride. The jockey kept trying to go for a gap, when he should've brought Amourie wide, as when he finally did do that, he stayed on very well. Thankfully, the handicapper didn't alter his rating, so that means he arrives here with another good chance.

There are a few in this race who could progress again, Desert Quest probably being the main one. He ran well over 14f, before winning last time out. He might not appreciate this drop in trip, but also he is carrying 8st 13lbs, which is considerably more than 8st 3lbs and 8st which he carried on his last two decent runs. Hellenista is an interesting runner for the Tim Easterby yard, and this horse should be much better now he's entering handicaps. His pedigree is decent, out of a 90 rated Mare, by Nathaniel. If the money arrives for this one, it should be noted. The same applies to Will He Dance, who also has a staying pedigree, and makes his handicap debut today. However, if they aren't ready for this step up in trip, or simply aren't good, then if Amourie is in the same vein of form as the last couple of runs, he'll definitely pick up the pieces.

12:00 Ayr - Race: 1
Distance: 1m
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Gweedore
521311

5
Coase
843347

4
Ghost Rider
784372

1
Amaysmont
052030

7
Jewel Maker
137945

8
Yaaser
6-79

6
Mi Capricho
221513

3
Old News
221584

12:15 Cork - Race: 1
Distance: 6f
Type: Flat
Class:
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Gweedore
521311

5
Coase
843347

4
Ghost Rider
784372

1
Amaysmont
052030

7
Jewel Maker
137945

8
Yaaser
6-79

6
Mi Capricho
221513

3
Old News
221584

12:35 Ayr - Race: 2
Distance: 6f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Blind Beggar
216034

5
Big Les
4-33977

6
Chookie Dunedin
043468

10
True Mason
534750

2
John Kirkup
972160

14
Rory
813219

12
Copper Queen
522-858

11
Pivoting
620965

7
Sound Of Iona
431162

4
Tipperary Tiger
12-570

8
Quick Look
0603-70

1
Lord Oberon
132370

9
Le Cheval Rapide
321-06

13
After John
79-9564

13 Comments
  1. Thebigflu 1 month ago

    So am sitting here at ryans party 1’15,and am fantasising 14.50.About wining a millon on the horses and going on holiday maybe visit the battle of the nile 13’30,or just chilling with a chick called flash betty 14.00,and looking for wots the wifi code16.35 to listen to your new Jordan electrics 1’45 music box saying to yourself shesadabber 14.15, and looking out the window at samara stars 14,35 saying to myself this chould be a good day in fact a legendary day 15.25 ,,,,GL all

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  2. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Fang 2-35 Deauville 11-4.
    And evens top 2 finish 🇫🇷.

    1
  3. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Hamilton 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    1-15 sixstar 5-1 ew
    2-15 Wade’s magic 5-1 ew
    2-50 fantasising 6-4 NAP 🏇
    4-00 desert quest 13-2 ew

    2
    • Thebigflu 1 month ago

      Good bet that elvis ,, oisin murphy must get a few at wolver, looks good on the last 3,,,watch out MURPHYS about

  4. ourwullie 1 month ago

    EY UP ITS MICK paying 4 places 🙌🏼 Cheers rizzel 🙌🏼

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  5. recoba 1 month ago

    Going for a Yankee and 2x singles with one of my favourite horses out and trebles or Trixie getting frustrating. Singles have been good but I expect better tonight from the Yankee.

    Beltarra-R6…Pole Setter 11/8 (**** me auld favourite(😁)racked up 6 in a row that I was on 5 of over 6F to 1M the was tried at 1m 3F last run to unsurprisingly fade late. Back at his favourite mile he should resume winning ways)
    Indiana -R4…Vice Cop. 5/6(**** romped it last time and the 2nd won very well last night)
    R9…Florplus. 13/8(*** just denied a 5 timer last run and joins a new stable after being claimed)
    Fort Erie-R2…Golden Venture. 6/4(on my tracker but with no notes? Looks the pick but)

    GL all rest of the day 🐎🇬🇧🇺🇸🐎👍

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Easy as Pole Setter!

      Mon the rest there well backed now!

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  6. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    peerless percy 4.00 coqueta 4.15 just a claim 4.30 the broro pobbles 4.35 refai 4.55

  7. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    Well done all winners yesterday and today

  8. recoba 1 month ago

    Wee Bruce bonus there after a mixed bag in France Took ATR French tipsters tip with a spare £2.64 in my account and at 12/1 I should have Ew it but only gone and won.

    I Should have shared!!!

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Deauville as well 3.45. Lovely pick Laurent Barbarian 👏🏽🇫🇷

  9. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Desert quest 13-2 saves the day at the death.
    Money back on the French thing to place and the other 3 out with the washing including fantassimo who has a bad case of seconditis.

  10. ew thief 1 month ago

    Evening all
    Rosa mystica 5.55l 15-2
    Possible ambition 6.05c 13-2
    Zoravan 6.35c 5-1
    Fast medicine 6.55l 7-1
    Tellmeyourstory 7-35c 8-1
    Act of magic 8.05c 6-1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63 ☘️☘️Gl all

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