EVIES WISH – Fillies Hcp 18.30
Evies Wish is sent over from Ireland by in form John McConnell. She is the sort to do well here and will have come on for her Gowran Park run 6 days ago. She ran fine on that occasion but had to come wide on the final tuern and while making modest headway never really challenged. Gowran also has slight undulations like Ayr and Evies Wish is drawn in the top part of the draw and likes to be held up, both of which are in her favour. A look at the markets is advised because a drastic drift would be a very bad sign. At 4/1 she might be a really good place bet as there are 8 runners and you’ll get top 3 on Betfair markets (McConnell has 100% placed record at Ayr over the last 12 months).
BRAES OF LOCHALSH – Hcp 201.30
Was a good seventh over hurdles last time out but running poorly on the flat. However his flat rating is now 15lbs lower than a year ago when he took Euchen Glen to 3/4l in a Cl3 hcp at this track over the 1m5f. A reproduction of that for or anywhere near it would give the selection a very strong chance. Danny Tudhope takes the ride for Jim Goldie and his strike rate is 26% for that trainer. Braes of Lochalsh was a reasonably long price overnight but has shortened in to 6/1 so there must be some confidence that the ability is still there. He has gone from the front before and that tactic combined with the low grade could see him get there.