The first leg of our duo of short priced selections comes in the first race at Ayr where you’ll see me siding with the bang in form stable of Paul Nicholls. He sends out the twice raced five year old WHISKEY LULLABY who was less than a length behind in second when last seen at Newbury back in February. That looks like some of the best form on offer and although Lady Bowes benefits from the advantage of having a recent run its hard to look past the Highclere owned horse.
We don’t have to wait long for the second leg of the double where we hope ALDAARY can keep their unbeaten record in one piece. Another odds on obvious choice but he’s obvious for a reason after producing a very dominant debut performance at Yarmouth earlier this month. Fellow victor Dark Illusion deserves respect but looks to have had a tough campaign and it’ll be no shock to see trainer William Haggas add to his tally.
Although he’s yet to even place in all six career starts, including two point to point races, it’s very interesting to see AHEADFULLOFDREAMS tackle further than 3 miles for the first time. That could be the key to see improvement from the Skelton horse and I’m happy to take a chance in what looks a very mediocre race.
The biggest threat looks to be Old Jewry who went well to claim third last time out.
AHEADFULLOFDEAMS written by Rory Paddock