Division one of the Class 6 mile race at Ayr is a typically trappy backend handicap but JESSIE ALLAN (Ayr, nap, 2.30) returns fresh from a break and will find few races as bad as this in which to gain an overdue first success.
The six-year-old has raced 27 times but has recently looked unlucky not to have got on the scoreboard - a very close second at today’s venue in July being a case in point. Beaten just a neck that day in a frantic finish, she was clocked making rapid late progress albeit to no avail. Two average efforts followed but she was much more threatening last time when posting a decent performance on going that was changed to good to soft after the race.
Jessie Allan seemed to enjoy the easy ground and looks well worth a try on going far more testing than she has encountered so far. It could well be the making of her as she returns to action after a break, fresh and ready for an autumn campaign.
JAY KAY (Ayr, nb, 3.35) contests a much better mile handicap and the recent soft ground course and distance winner should relish the tough conditions. That was his first win in over two years and he did the hard way - making all and then staying on powerfully.
The eight-year-old is rarely out of the frame on his visits to the famous venue and should be bang there again.
VICTORY BOND (Chelmsford, 7.15) has been up against it this year and now gets a welcome drop in class. A respectable third in the Group 2 Skybet York Stakes in July, he was beaten out of sight in a heavy ground Haydock Group 3 last time.
He can give the likely warm favourite Boynton a fright if taking to this surface.
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