ALRIGHT SUNSHINE (4.20) is a very worthy favourite to land the 2m 1f handicap on day two at Ayr.
Keith Dalgleish's top weight had Charles Kingsley six lengths adrift in fourth when beaten a neck by Time To Study at Haydock 13 days ago. On that run he holds Theglasgowwarrior on a collateral form line through Charles Kingsley, even though Jim Goldie's stayer ran a solid third at Doncaster last Friday.
GIFT OF KINGS (1.40) wasn’t knocked about on debut in the Convivial Stakes at York’s Ebor fixture and can step up considerably in the opener.
Kevin Ryan trains the son of Kingman for Clipper Logistics and his colt made steady headway into sixth behind smart duo Molatham and Celtic Art. Molatham came out to win the Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster last week and Gift Of Kings receives weight from previous winners Duesenberg and Melody King. Both El Naseri and Gravity Force shaped with a lot of promise on debut and this is an interesting curtain-raiser.
With 19 juveniles declared for the 6f nursery, top weight OWNEY MADDEN (2.10) will need to be at the top of his game. Martyn Meade’s colt is a dual winner already this summer at York and Newbury, and he ran with credit at Doncaster last week on quick ground that didn’t entirely suit, finishing fourth to Bravo Faisal. Owney Madden led for a long way and this furlong shorter trip should be more to his liking.
ISABEAU (2.40) can be one for the Irish in the Harry Rosebery Stakes, a Listed contest over five furlongs. Trained by Michael O’Callaghan, she went down narrowly to Jessica Harrington’s classy Millisle at the Curragh last month. Millisle travelled over to Salisbury to contest a Group 3 on her next start and she was pipped on the line by Dark Lady, the pair finishing four lengths clear of Godolphin’s 106-rated Summer Romance.
TOMMY G (3.45) should run his race in the William Hill Bronze Cup. With 25 runners going to post it is always something of a lottery but Tommy G ran a fine race at Doncaster last week when seventh to Saluti in better grade. He is a course winner and the Johnnie Delta Racing Club enjoyed double success at Redcar on Tuesday.
FLYING DRAGON (4.55) has come a long way to contest this fairly modest mile handicap. Richard Hannon’s three-year-old led at the furlong pole before occupying third spot behind Dubai Acclaim and Hammer Gun in the Legends Race at Donnyand is trading at generous each-way odds in an open event. It hasn’t taken Richard Fahey long to hit the target and Sootability was only just denied by Knowing at Epsom.
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