Timeform pick out their three best bets from Ayr on Monday…
“…remains open to improvement in this sphere and the booking of Richard Johnson adds to his appeal…”
Timeform on Trongate
DERRIANA SPIRIT was a game winner of the last of her four starts in bumpers and, likely to benefit from this step up in trip now hurdling, is taken to make a winning debut in this sphere for Nicky Richards, who can boast an impressive 23% strike rate with his runners at Ayr. Quri shaped with plenty of promise on his first run over hurdles at Tramore and is a much-respected main danger on debut for new connections.
TRONGATE is easily the most appealing of these having built on his promising chase debut with a decisive success at Kelso last month. He remains open to improvement in this sphere and the booking of Richard Johnson adds to his appeal. Point winner Emerald Chieftan may step up on his hurdles form now sent chasing and is next on the list ahead of Strong Economy and Ofcourseiwill.
TOOSEY bumped into an improver at Uttoxeter last time, but the fact that he pulled 12 lengths clear of the third suggests that he could still be well treated, despite being nudged up a further 3 lb. Imperial Prince was beaten under two lengths when third at Hexham last time and is unlikely to be too far away if showing up in similar form, while Golden Investment also makes the shortlist.
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