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22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He followed up his relatively easy success at Aintree with a more gutsy effort here. He travelled round the final bend five wide and could be even better than this looked. The chances of John Constable for the Swinton took a boost here.


22nd April 2017 – Ayr – It was good to see him return to somewhere near his best. He has only been raised by 4lbs and could still be well in given that he was probably beaten by a very good horse and also finished clear of the rest.


22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He has now had the experience of five runs over hurdles and his trainer will presumably be looking for a decent prize to capitalised on his mark of 137 in his next one or two runs.

L’Ami Serge

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He is a high class hurdler and looks in need of a little further judging by this effort. He is very good off a fast pace and can travel well in any company. I will remain wary of him in small field affairs where he can often see too much daylight off a pace slower than ideal.

Tommy Silver

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – We can only guess as to whether he was helped or hindered by competing here so soon after his easy Perth success. Here he was prominent all the way and remained close up to the line.

London Prize

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He stayed on strongly after the last flight after being outpaced up to that point. He may want softer or further; whichever, this was another positive run.

Sceau Royal

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – His best form is in small fields prior to Xmas.

Peace And Co

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – This was his first promising run since his Triumph success in 2015. I would have thought his connections will have been very encouraged by this run. He is an exceptionally well handicapped horse for another day. I doubt we can be very confident that this signifies a return to his best; nevertheless, the quality of this run offers more than a little hope.

Ozzie The Oscar

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He was competitive until deep into this contest. He weakened quickly late on once beaten. He has been a little inconsistent this season and may well be a horse to forgive a bad run more than most and, at the same time, not always expect him to perform to his best on the back of a strong performance.

Winter Escape

22nd April 2017 – Ayr – He had nowhere to go from two out as he was in behind a crowd of horses. Given who owns him his jockey will be more likely to down tools quicker than most once his chance has gone. I am not sure how much he had left to give; however, I am also confident that he is a lot better than his finishing position here would suggest.


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