A couple of selections for Tuesday night, with both of them at Ayr in their evening meeting.
Iain Jardine seems to have found the key to TRICORN with the application of cheekpieces, as his last two runs have been much better than what we've been seeing since he left the John Gosden yard.
When he left John, he was transferred to the Ruth Carr stable. That stable in the last couple of years has really struggled for form, so it wasn't a surprise to see his rating drop from 100 to 68, gaining 0 wins whilst at that yard. However, at the small amount of time he's had at Iain Jardine's, he has managed to get him back into some kind of form, though it's at a lot lower level than what he has been at, it is still positive signs.
He's won his last two races in quite easy fashion, and as a result he has been raised 10lbs. The rise in the weights will obviously make this a harder task, but based on the recent runs, you'd like to think there is more to come. The form has worked out well, with the 2nd and 3rd winning since.
TUKHOOM was a previously tipped up horse for us, and he was unlucky not to grab the win that day, so I'm siding with him again.
When I last put him up, he was racing over a mile, which is within his reach, but his best form over the years has come over shorter. Today, he races back over 7f on fast ground, which should be better suited, which was probably proven by the fact he was caught on the line. I think you can look past his most recent run where he travelled well, but was soon going backwards. That run was only 6 days after his close run at Ayr, and at the age of 8, that run was probably too soon for him. He's had a 14 day break, and should be ready to fire today.
Like I mentioned when he was last tipped up, he is owned by a shrewd outfit, who don't buy horses unless they think there is something they can do with them, so I wouldn't give up on him just yet. This isn't a crazily strong race, and it will probably be out of a select few, with Motawaazy being a strong contender based on his last couple of runs.
12:00 Leicester - Race: 1
12:30 Leicester - Race: 2
12:40 Listowel - Race: 1