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LANARKSHIRE lad Alan King loves to target Ayr's Grand National fixture and he has prospects of an opening-day double with MAJOR DUNDEE (4.27) and DIDONATO (2.40).

A competitive three-mile handicap hurdle brings down the curtain on an excellent day's racing and although Major Dundee is lumbered with top weight, he is up only 2lb for his impressive Chepstow success on good ground.

King has high hopes for Didonato in the three-mile mares’ handicap hurdle. The six-year-old won nicely at Doncaster in November and returned from a 96-day break to pick up the winning thread again at Ludlow last month. Dan and Harry Skelton field recent Hereford scorer Global Harmony, still well enough treated off a 3lb higher mark, while title-chasing rival Brian Hughes has been booked for Irish challenger Lily’s Gem.

Skelton has a gilt-edged chance on lightly-raced DEFINING BATTLE (3.50), runner-up to Camprand at Taunton (pair clear). The winner travelled strongly before being outpointed close home by Rowland Ward at Aintree last week, so the form is rock-solid. Hughes has picked up the ride on Rose Dobbin’s Wetherby maiden hurdle winner Fete Champetre, while 2019 Scottish Champion Hurdle runner-up Dino Velvet, Theatre Legend and Torigni, third in the Scottish County Hurdle at Musselburgh, all have leading claims in a cracker.

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Horse Racing Tips
Major Dundee
Ayr - 4:27 pm

8-1 @ PaddyPower

Ayr - 2:40 pm

9-4 @ Bet365

Defining Battle
Ayr - 3:50 pm

3-1 @ Bet365

  1. dazzman1979 3 years ago

    5:20 Exeter – stay out of court 8/1

    6:10 Bath – summer on seven hills 5/1

    7:20 Exeter – mill berry 8/1

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      7:40 bath – gert lush – 8/1

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      5:40 bath – on my way 11/2

    • edgeman 3 years ago

      Very nice start! Don’t know how you pick em dazzman, but I’m glad that you do. 👌

    • ew thief 3 years ago

      Cheers dazman 👍👍

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      Thanks 👍hopefully one or 2 of the others come in as well for a bit of money to do it all again 2 Moro haha

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      Gutted about mill berry coming second , it drifted to 18/1 would of made for a great day but it was worth chancing definitely risk vs reward . Let’s hope 2 Moro is more prosperous!

  2. recoba 3 years ago

    Super Yankee Doodle Dandy and 2x singles tonight…

    Only 2 from my tracker and ones odds on so after much deliberation…

    Oaklawn-R4…Reason To Soar(*** Consitent and won nicely with same jockey stalking perfectly to get up by 2l)

    Gulfstream-R7…Drop Anchor 2/1(**** Won for me then 2nd,then won then 2nd so this consistent sort and didn’t get a start last time out)

    Delta -R4..Pound For Pound. 6/4
    R8…Itsnotmyjob. 10/11(Really should win but no price for a single)
    Kneeland -R9….Costantana. 6/4.

    GL all 🐎🇺🇸😉

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Great Start and Cavani first scorer! 😉

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Itsnotmyjob…8/13 with Skybet now but drifting to 11/10 with Bet365 who I’ve the bet on with??

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Dared to dare the American dream?
      Would you believe I’ve backed 4 winners in between races at!? £2/3 stakes for some interest but the odds on favourite goes off at 1/2 and lets me down fir the Whitehouse!
      £115 an change back and 2x main singles + landed….I’d take that all day everyday


    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      Nice work YANK MAN ! 😀

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Lol. Cheers Dazzman,oh so close!
      Just need to smash it today then nail it tonight!
      Simple! 😉

  3. Gateacre Pete 3 years ago

    Well done to all the winners yesterday.
    Machree 5.40 Bath has won on his second outing for the last 3 years. Its his 2nd outing today and at 40/1, he’s worth an eachway punt. Paying 4 places bet365 GL

    • Deb2000 3 years ago

      Pete with this being a listed race Machree is terribly in at the weights but good luck

    • Gateacre Pete 3 years ago

      Yeah Debs you’re right, but I’m thinking more for a place as this might be the best time to catch him. Ew extra paying 28s down to 7th place😊

  4. postman 3 years ago

    Well done everyone who found winners.
    One winner a three 2nds for me yesterday.
    2:15 Newbury – Australis * each way punt * 11/1
    3:00 Fontwell – Ocean Cove *** NAP *** 6/5
    3:50 Ayr – Dino Velvet – ** NB ** 5/1

  5. elvis parsley 3 years ago

    Tis marvellous 1-40 Newbury.
    6-1 and 5-4 top 3 finish.
    Tis marvellous/garrus reverse forecast.

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      I’m going to give it a gamble after all that’s what we are here for but got a bad feeling any royal runner might win today to cheer the queen up a bit ha

  6. recoba 3 years ago

    Think my trackers got mixed up with a horse in Australia with a US horse by the same name(it happens) but had a good look and it’s certainly in with a chance at 6.50. Only a few $s.

    Toowomba -R1…Laurie(**) 🇦🇺

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Trixie and a single for me…

      Came From The Dark…1.40. 11/4
      Almighwar…2.15. 5/2(****)
      Dingle…2.50. 9/2

      GL all

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Lot to like about Almighwars comeback run in a Class 2 with Crowley on board back from Dubai.

    • Gidza32 3 years ago

      Piece of advise very rare for last time winners to do it again unless a group horse.That’s where get your tips out get it wrong

  7. azzthewigan 3 years ago

    dirty rascal 1.40 hurricane Lane 3.25 well done all winners yesterday

  8. azzthewigan 3 years ago

    throw Gloria mundi 4.35 in the mix aswell

  9. ew thief 3 years ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Corrany 1.30a 11-1
    Tis marvelous 1.40n 10-1
    Koeman 2.15n 22-1
    Shareef star 2.25f 13-2
    Coded message 2.40a 12-1
    The ogle gogle man 4.27a 10-1
    Country carnival 5.40b 14-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

  10. Jayell61 3 years ago

    I’m doing a couple of small bets today. Both each way lucky 15.

    Ballydoyle 15/2 1425 Font
    Theatre Legend 11/1 1550 Ayr
    Nodsasgoodasawink 15/2 1640 Bath
    Mercurial 12/1 1710 Bath

    This Marvellous 12/1 1340 Newbury
    Beautiful Bertie 6/1 1450 Newbury
    Voice of Glory 16/1 1600 Newbury
    Hollywood Lady 18/1 1635 Newbury

    That’s it. Good luck everyone especially me. LOL

  11. elvis parsley 3 years ago

    Mrs Hyde 1-00 Ayr 2-1. NAP.

    Morfee 1-20 fontwell 9-4.

    Tis marvellous 1-40 Newbury 12-1 ew
    Garrus 1-40 Newbury 7-1 ew.

    Nye Bevan 2-25 fontwell 2-1

    Aurora thunder 2-40 Ayr
    12-1 ew
    5-2 top 3 finish.

    Dino velvet 3-50 Ayr 4-1.

    Tomorrows angel 4-27 Ayr 10-1 ew

  12. theplug 3 years ago

    Bath 5=40 Dickiedooda 7/2

  13. elvis parsley 3 years ago

    Haggas sent 2 out to Australia, both had prep runs out there and surely they haven’t gone there to catch up on old episodes of Skippy ??.

    6-05 am favourite moon 5-1 (some firms paying 4 places ew, price too low for ew though)
    6-50 am adeybb 11-5 Paddy power)

    What’s your favourite colour blue ??

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Tomorrow morning I take it Elvis?

    • elvis parsley 3 years ago

      Yes mate.
      Live on sky racing.
      Kerrin mc’evoy is on favourite moon
      But Tom Marquand out there to be on adeybb which could be relevant ??

  14. heisenberg 3 years ago

    My effort today from
    🇫🇷 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Fellas GLIYF 🍀

    16th Apr AYR 15:50 HANDICAP HURDLE 2m 0f 0y – Each Way
    3. Dino Velvet
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 3 Places
    16th Apr AYR 16:27 HANDICAP HURDLE 3m 0f 70y – Each Way
    1. Major Dundee
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 4 Places
    16th Apr LA TESTE DE BUCH. 16:45 EVENT 1m 0f 208y – Each Way
    9. Belharra
    E/W Terms: 1/5 Odds | 3 Places
    Potential Returns:

  15. heisenberg 3 years ago

    Soz no 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 😂

    Only AYR 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    🙏🐴 🍀😎

    • elvis parsley 3 years ago

      🇫🇷 + 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 = 🏇👍🙏😎 simples

  16. azzthewigan 3 years ago

    Fort william 4.55 ew well done all winners today

  17. recoba 3 years ago

    I/3 in my Trixie,as much use as tit$ on a fish.

    Trixie and 2 singles

    Aquaduct-R5…Malibu Pro..4/5(****)
    Gulfstream R4….Exact. 6/4
    Kneeland-R9 Speech. 2\1(**)

    GL in a rush but working

    • recoba 3 years ago

      To late for changes now with the price changes but
      Senora Roma -R8 kneeland 5/1(*****)

      Completely forgot it him,busy in work!

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Trixie turning into a patent of sorts now! Lol

      Back home and explanations for my picks after Exact starting of disappointing but he wasn’t a single and bet accordingly of course!

      last seen finishing 6l behind Gamine at Breeders Cup who came out and walked it last month and this trainer has a good record with horses from a break,admittedly I don’t think I’ve heard of the jockey so hopefully a steering job and been hammered to 6/4

      Kneeland-R8…Senora Roma. 5/1(*****)
      Brave for a 5 star bet but so impressive in his last run in a race that’s on par with this I think it’s just Wesley Wards horse and this slightly smaller stable being overlooked.

      GL all and well dine the winners

    • recoba 3 years ago

      Hmmm….jockey on Malibu Pro(never my fabut gets too rides) never drew the whip ounce on a horse leading going into the straight there and just seemed to do….ah f#@k all!
      He should have and I don’t go about shouting shenanigans at any old thing but that was strange??


    • recoba 3 years ago

      *(never my favourite but gets top rides

      Proof read Recoba! Lol

  18. elvis parsley 3 years ago

    So socksy 7-20 Exeter 9-4.

    This race is as bad as it gets, jeez, all 4 could lose this.
    Odds on favourite doesn’t merit being 4-9 though it’s such a bad race it could win by half a mile.
    So socksy at least won last time out in December though has not ran under rules but the favourite has but ran poorly.

    • elvis parsley 3 years ago

      Farraway boy 7-30 ballinrobe
      33-1 ew extra 7 places
      50p ew at 100-1 😂 4 places @ Paddy power 😂.

      Came 7th of 15 on debut, similar here will do.
      Nothing scientific here, it’s poor quality stuff and no point getting all scientific 💉💉💉💉

    • elvis parsley 3 years ago

      Forgot to say so socksy gets a stone off the favourite with the riders claim..

      A question…
      If none finish the race what happens to the prize money ??.

      Can’t remember a race where none finished.
      Once I recall a walk over where the runner unseated, but the jock got back on and finished.

  19. elvis parsley 3 years ago

    Socksy still running ❌
    Farrawaybay scrapes into 7th 😁

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      Thought you would of gone e/w extra on millberry I know you like a bit of that action 😁

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

      I just saw him run up my road haha i😂

  20. dazzman1979 3 years ago

    Race 6 – delta downs – Lanape drive – 15/2

    Let’s go get some money off these yanks haha 😂

  21. dazzman1979 3 years ago

    Race 7 delta downs – proud redemption- 5/1

    Race 8 delta downs – DARPA 4/1

    • dazzman1979 3 years ago

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