Well, after a questionable week that saw the Leger winner demoted as well as the Irish Champion Stakes winner keep the battle after a barging match, let's a cure for a quieter period of things this weekend.
Ayr's Western Meeting happens recently using huge handicap, the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, the highlight associated with weekend. A very important factor is actually for certain, the 25 runners tend to be bound to separate which could make for a frustrating competition.
Ante-post favourite, Don't Touch, should come away from stall 8. I'm certain Richard Fahey would have favored a higher draw for his interesting unexposed sprinter, but that is the way in which it really is dropped and they have to cope with whatever they have actually. However, whilst truth be told there appeared as if a biased towards large figures at last 12 months's meeting, the next arrived of stall 2, so it's not impractical to win from a minimal gate.
Do not Touch is an exciting prospect. He's won all of his begins to time and I also need to admit, I wasn't certain he'd the knowledge to win the fantastic St Wilfrid at Ripon last break, but he did in which he performed! We opposed him that time, but was wary to do the same on Saturday with Fahey's ponies in great type because of the Musley Bank handler already among the champions at the fixture recently.
It looks like he'll remain further than 6 furlongs in time but this battle defintely won't be obtained by a horse that only gets 6. Fahey saddles three in the battle, with a year ago's fourth Heaven's Guest, who has currently bagged a big handicap this season in Global at Ascot in July, and Rene Mathis (19th just last year) getting back together the trio.
Golden methods is drawn 10 for Marco Botti and Martin Harley. He won the Stewards' Sprint Stakes at Goodwood in decent style last periods and contains been raised 7lbs for the win. David O'Meara won this race this past year with Louis the Pious and his most readily useful chance this present year seems to lie with Highland Acclaim, but their attract 2 won't look too helpful. Actually, there are a few for the fancied runners drawn reasonable, therefore it may possibly not be a challenge. He was ninth just last year, maybe not a bad performance for a 3 year-old in which he appeared to be the sort to take at 4.
However he'sn't set the world alight so far this season, but happens to be hinting at a go back to the winners enclosure recently with decent attempts at Newmarket, York and a keeping on fifth when you look at the Portland at Doncaster last week-end, so the extra 1 / 2 furlong seems like it is only what he really wants to get him back to winning means. Due to his winless stretch he's dropped back to similar level as this past year and is worth lots of value.
Jack Dexter possibly 2lbs lower than he was when 8th inside race just last year, but he continues to have top weight to lug circular hence tends to make life hard for Jim Goldie's 6 year old. He's even more simplicity when you look at the ground than he experienced last year though, therefore features more suitable conditions which could switch things around. He has been well-supported recently to give a Scottish instructor an initial champion of these top handicap for 40 many years. He's faced some difficult jobs this year running within highest level, but returned to handicap company whenever beaten within the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last break. He's been dropped a pound for the run, but doesn't look to be demonstrably well-handicapped. He is drawn in the center in 13 and is an authentic hard performer.
"Raucous looks effective at winning a decent reward. He ran into the Gimcrack last time, finishing third after an uncomfortable start, and provided their maximum circumstances and the as a type of their trainer, he's well worth a punt against a few possible shorties near the top of the market."
Tanzeel is trained by Charlie Hills and ridden by Paul Hanagan; they will certainly leave gate 25. He could be another horse with a progressive profile having just operate 8 times, winning 3 of those. He is not necessarily the simplest within stalls therefore hopefully the loading process in this huge industry won't be also daunting for him. He certainly seems to have skill, although he has to prove that simplicity inside surface suits him and a sounder surface appears to.