The Ayr Gold Cup looks as difficult as ever to solve but on the evidence of the last two days at the Scottish track those drawn in the low to middle stalls might as well stay in their stables
Expose was drawn in box 27 when winning Friday’s Bronze Cup (12/1) but we could have done without 4/1 fav Mishaal sneaking our extra place special spot when rewarding each-way backers who punted him down from 10/1 in the morning.
We’ll be paying the first five home in both the Ayr Silver Cup & Gold Cup on Saturday too so there’ll be no Jaeger bombs at 4am ahead of a cracking day’s racing..
It’ll be fast and furious at Ayr – but for Saturday’s bet we’re heading to Newbury for another speedster.
It’s been a great summer for sprinting fans with some really impressive performances. Modesty should prevent me mentioning Sole Power and Slade Power. But it won’t.
Otherwise, one of the best performances I’ve seen recently was Mecca’s Angel (3.30pm) win from Reckless Abandon at Doncaster last weekend. She reminded me of the brilliant Lochsong in the early 1990s.
With winning form at Hamilton and Thirsk on easy ground I think Michael Dods’ runner can deliver in this Group 3 – on the way to bigger and better things.