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Ayr’s feature Listed race on Thursday looks tight but What’s The Story is healthily clear on my figures and rates the one to beat.
The selection started the year on a mark of 96 following a gelding operation and has climbed to a current rating of 108 via two big wins at York, banking prize money in excess of £84,000 in the process. The latest win over Vale Of Kent was hard fought (Joe Fanning suspended for four days) but achieved in an excellent time, with the front pair nicely clear of the rest.
What’s The Story now moves into Listed company for the first time but he deserves the opportunity judged on this year’s improved endeavours and ran well over a similar trip in July.
Gobi Sunset was well backed to win at Goodwood in June but became mired in the mud and failed to shine. However, two weeks later at Ayr on good racing ground it was a different story as the youngster flew the stalls and made all.
He has plenty of early dash and that can be used to great effect here, in a race which looks a suitable stepping stone to better things. Mark Johnston had two winners yesterday and fitness should not be a worry for Gobi Sunset.
Eynhallow has had in interrupted career but looks to be hitting top gear again after running with credit in a fast-run York handicap.
Beaten three and a half lengths after sweating up, the effort should have done him the world of good and he can now tackle this step up in distance.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
WHAT’S THE STORY (Ayr, 3.30) 2pt win
GOBI SUNSET (Yarmouth, 1.50) 1pt win
EYNHALLOW (Yarmouth, 3.20) 1pt win
Whatʼs The Story is your NAP of the Day for Thursday.
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