MY BOY LEWIS (5.15) threw away victory by hanging left on to the far rail last time out but can go one better at Ayr.
Roger Fell’s gelding may have been feeling the firm ground when taking an errant route at Redcar and he was unfortunate to be nailed in the last stride by Global Exceed. My Boy Lewis has been raised 2lb but remains well enough treated.
RIGHT ACTION (5.50) has been hit with a 6lb rise for winning a competitive handicap at Thirsk but that may not prevent the top weight following up. His first run back from wind surgery earlier last month was another fine effort, finishing third to Shady McCoy at Haydock.
Probable favourite Prompting has his first run for David O’Meara since leaving Amy Murphy but the fact that this will be his first race on turf off a 5lb higher mark tempers enthusiasm. Tommy G is eye-catching now racing off his lowest career mark and will be straighter for his comeback outing over an inadequate five furlongs at Hamilton.
Erich Bloch, a fine Beverley third to Tangled and Dawaaween, also comes into the reckoning.
SPIRITOFTHENORTH (8.00) is a solid each-way recommendation in a tough 7f handicap. His Beverley second to the William Haggas-trained Manaabit received a boost when the winner scored at Ascot last weekend. Bavardages unluckily clipped heels and dislodged Andrew Breslin at Beverley and this dual all-weather winner should be involved in the finish.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT (8.30) was a six lengths winner for the Haggas yard at Newbury in August 2018 but has since joined John Quinn’s Yorkshire operation. He is 11lb higher but shaped as if running into form when fourth at Redcar 26 days ago.
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