Bets of the Day: Jay Kay is never far away at Ayr

Jay Kay has an excellent record at Ayr
Jay Kay has an excellent record at Ayr

Alan's form continues with another winner at Yarmouth yesterday. He is looking to finish his week in the chair on a high with two selections from Ayr and Pontefract...

"Karl Burke's charge has run seven times at the track winning four and placed in the other three."

Back Kassia @ 4/1 in the 16:00 Pontefract

15:05 Ayr - Back Jay Kay @ 11/2

Jay Kay is a bit of a course specialist at Ayr, the Karl Burke charge has run seven times at the track winning four and placed in the other three. He was runner up in his last start here, going down by just a short head to Bahamian Bird who he faces again today. He has gone up another 4lbs for that narrow defeat but with the excellent value claimer Clifford Lee in the saddle taking off 7lbs he is actually running on better terms.

I think Safe Voyage is the one that could give us the most trouble in the race, he ran well in maiden company before stepping into handicaps where last time out where he won well over six furlongs at Thirsk. But I would still rather be with Jay Kay today, despite the fact that there is a slightly strange pattern to his career - he has only ever won in the months of July and August. Provided no one tells Jay Kay we are now in September, I think he is ready to go in again.


16:00 Pontefract - Kassia @ 4/1

I think the Mick Channon team have their sights set higher than this for their three-year-old Acclimation Filly Kassia, as a two year old she was running in group company, finishing fifth of 20 in the Queen Mary Stakes at Ascot. She won her last race as a juvenile and has won two of her four starts this year.

She is now 12lbs higher than when she won over course and distance a little over a year ago but I think maybe black type or at least listed class is still very much on the agenda for the filly. With that in mind she should be more than capable of taking a race like this and at 4/1 I think she is well worth an interest.

Recommended Bets:

Back Jay Kay @ 11/2 in the 15:05 Ayr

Back Kassia @ 4/1 in the 16:00 Pontefract

Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

This week so far...


Staked: 11 pts
Returned: 19.3 pts

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