image-left-align HeyhoeSilent Steps has been a slow-burner this season but her campaign can finally catch fire in the 5.25 at Ayr on Friday. This longer trip looks right up her street and she rates a bet.

At Kempton last time, the former winning Irish point-to-pointer faced a tough task at the weights with the penalised winner Timeforwest but this time around there is no rival of that one’s calibre in this contest. Sean Bowen’s booking has to be a bonus too, and a big run is expected from the Nicky Henderson-trained mare.