Run the rule over Expert Eye's first crop
Back Family Ties @ 9/2 in the 13:15 at Newmarket
The first juveniles for Banstead Manor resident Expert Eye will be followed in the early part of the season no doubt, and I myself am keen to follow the stallion as he was a very precocious sort who was often capable of the brilliant. He posted one of the best Pattern performances as a juvenile according to Timeform, and with Newmarket headlining the day's action, Family Ties looks an all-out 2yo.
Family Ties' trainer David O'Meara fired in a juvenile winner on debut last week at Redcar, and his team seem forward with four successes and five seconds since the turn of the month.
O'Meara trained the dam Savannah's Dream, whose own dam was a 5f juvenile scorer, so this pedigree is chocked full of pace and one of the selection's relatives Ballet Shoes won on debut over 5f last summer at Beverley for the owners Clipper Logistics.
Stuart Williams landed the race last year with a big price winner at a BSP of 27.0, and he saddles Lucy Lightfoot. But so precocious does the pedigree of Family Ties look, I am happy to have a go at around 5/1 and 9/2.
Destiny can make up for some costly errors
Back Destiny Is All @ 15/8 in the 14:05 at Ayr
Destiny Is All has been a regular at Ayr this season, in fact he's raced exclusively on the west coast with four runs and a record of 22F1.
Last time out he scored over 2m4f in testing ground from a mark sub-100 and was just as strong in the finish according to the clock - running the strongest final two furlongs. It was thoroughly deserved as previously he'd finished second and was going like the winner. So well was he travelling, he was matched in defeat at 1.222/9. Although he previously went even shorter at 1.162/13 when finishing as the runner-up.
For a consistent horse, a mark of 101 should be within his grasp, especially as he has indicated he could stay further.
He can make a late error, but I think he's worth a go at this extreme 3m3f trip. Rain is forecast too and he does act in heavy. Trainer Lucinda Russell is 5-49 at Ayr this term, so hopefully the favourite can boost that 10% stat.