Dive into Bay at Ayr
Nicky Richards' Baysbrown can score at Ayr on Wednesday, says Chris Wilson, who has a tip for every UK and Irish race.
Nicky Richards, trainer, pictured in 2014
AYR: 1.10 Red Square Revival, 1.40 Ballyben, 2.15 Landmeafortune, 2.50 BAYSBROWN (NAP), 3.20 Generous Pet, 3.55 Sophie Olivia.
BANGOR: 12.50 Ballycoe, 1.20 Stephanie Frances, 1.50 Ziga Boy, 2.25 Drumcliff, 3.00 Tornado In Milan, 3.30 Burnside, 4.05 Norab.
DUNDALK: 5.35 January Morn, 6.05 Liberatio, 6.35 Yamato, 7.05 Three Majors, 7.35 Special Focus, 8.05 Sixtyfiveroses, 8.35 Havelock Ellis, 9.05 Black Agnes.
EXETER: 1.00 Expedite, 1.30 Cowards Close, 2.00 Boa Island, 2.35 Aux Ptits Soins, 3.10 Unison, 3.40 Passmore, 4.15 Anchor Man.
KEMPTON: 4.25 Presto Boy, 4.55 Outrage, 5.25 Salieri, 5.55 Dominating, 6.25 Ripp Orf, 6.55 Faydhan, 7.25 Sixties Groove, 7.55 Estibdaad.
Baysbrown should go well in the Racing UK Free For A Month Handicap Hurdle at Ayr.
Trained in Cumbria by Nicky Richards, the six-year-old has been on the go all summer and has held his form really well.
An impressive winner at Perth in September, Baysbrown then showed he still has plenty beneath the bonnet at Carlisle last month.
He finished second at his local track, but had travelled ominously well from the front until he clouted the last hurdle.
That allowed Bourne the opportunity to seize control along the run-in, with Baysbrown three and a quarter lengths away in second.
He has gone up another 4lb for this latest assignment, but he is clearly still progressing nicely and ought to be up for the job.
Cowards Close might be the one in the RGB Building Supplies Handicap Chase at Exeter.
The Chris Gordon-trained nine-year-old has not won since his days with Paul Nicholls, but he made a bigger contribution at Kempton last month, when a well-backed third in a three-mile handicap chase.
Cowards Close looks a most favourably-handicapped horse over fences if Gordon can get him to consolidate upon that run at the Devon circuit.
Useful operator Ziga Boy is capable of winning a nice prize at Bangor.
Ready winner of the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster last season, the seven-year-old grey turned in a much better display on his last start at Kempton in May than his finishing position might suggest.
Ziga Boy jumped well for a long way in a three-mile handicap chase before he grew a little weary late on.
With the handicapper having taken off a few pounds ahead of the Anne Duchess Of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase, it is perfectly feasible to anticipate a better performance at the Welsh circuit.
Outrage can atone for a genuine hard-luck story on his last run when he lines up beneath the Kempton floodlights.
The four-year-old gelding was well fancied in a solid five-furlong handicap at Chelmsford last month, but Lady Luck was not playing ball.
Outrage bounced gamely into contention from off the pace, with Rob Hornby keen to find a pocket of space towards the rail inside the final furlong.
Unfortunately for his supporters, all roads were blocked for Hornby's partner, who lost crucial momentum when it mattered.
Outrage finished fourth, beaten just under two lengths by Silvanus, but would have unquestionably got much closer had he enjoyed better fortune.
The 32Red Handicap is a step up in grade, but not many of his rivals come into this race in top form.
Moreover, a 3lb rise for his Chelmsford effort is negated by the wise appointment of champion apprentice jockey Josephine Gordon.
A winner at Haydock and at Yarmouth in the summer, trainer Daniel Kubler will rightly approach this next challenge confident of a big run.
Dominating can live up to his name in the 32Red On The App Store Nursery Handicap.
The two-year-old son of Jukebox Jury enjoyed himself on the Kempton Polytrack a week and a half ago when he finished second in a reasonable one-mile nursery.
He, too, did not have much luck as he was slowly way and was also pinched for space inside the final furlong.
It would be disappointing if Dominating did not kick on back in Sunbury off the same mark of 60.
One-time Classic hope Faydhan made a pretty encouraging return from a long time off at Lingfield last month, when a staying-on sixth in a class two handicap.
As such, and under the assumption he will come on a bundle for that pipe-opener, John Gosden's four-year-old colt has to be followed in the 32Red.com Conditions Stakes.
Posted at 1445 GMT on 08/11/16.
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