Andrew Mount provides his analysis and best bets for day three of the William Ayr Gold Cup Festival
INDIAN CHIEF needs bottomless ground and hasn’t had conditions to suit since his half-length second of 16 at Ripon back in April. He’s only 1lb higher in the 1m2f William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap (4.25) and his full record on actual (according to race times) soft or heavy going stands at 911162 (3-6). The first defeat can be excused as he was making his seasonal debut and the sixth place came on his second outing when he may still not have been race fit.
SALT WHISTLE BAY is another who needs conditions on the easy side and he has form figures of 11311 (4-5) when racing on officially good to soft or softer going. He’s an each-way price in the 1m William Hill Supporting The Fight Against Parkinson’s Handicap (2.00).
Salt Whistle Bay – Ayr 2.00 (1pt each-way, 25-1 Coral, BetVictor, )
Indian Chief – Ayr 4.25 (1pt win, 12-1 generally including Ladbrokes and Coral)