Ayr Placepot: Sunday April 27

Jim Goldie is well represented at Ayr
Jim Goldie is well represented at Ayr

Ayr is the chosen meeting for Sunday's Placepot.

"Dashwood and Baltic Spirit stand out at this moderate level, with the second-named making greater appeal for the Placepot for all Dashwood is the likelier winner."

14:00 - A four-runner race is normally bad news, though this maiden isn't the trickiest of its type. With both debutantes having little to recommend them we can be fairly safe in the assumption that either Watchable or, most likely, Galvanize will win.

14:30 - Jim Goldie trains eight (eight!) of the 16 runners in the second leg, but in truth he's unlikely to have one in the first two. Dashwood and Baltic Spirit stand out at this moderate level, with the second-named making greater appeal for the Placepot for all Dashwood is the likelier winner. Our selection looked ready for this trip last time and her intentions can be nothing other than trying to secure a first win.

15:00 - There's usually an above-average risk to a perm's health in a five-furlong sprint. Overall this race isn't much different, but there is an unusually consistent sprinter among them. Jinky runs far more good races than bad and, while adaptable, won over this C&D last summer from a higher mark. He showed the speed to run respectably over Musselburgh's five-furlong course last time, so shouldn't be caught out for speed even on this ground.

15:30 - If Jim Goldie has got his breath back by now he could finally have something to celebrate. His new recruit Jumbo Steps makes most appeal in this contest, this gelding's form consistent last year and his reappearance record strong (second and first last two years).  

16:00 - K Lightning isn't a certainty back on turf, though in this tricky contest he makes most sense for the Placepot. This trip will suit if his Lingfield run is anything to go by, while his pedigree and price tag (50,000gns yearling) tell us he's most likely got enough about him to better a BHA mark of 48.

16:30 - Baraweez has fitness on his side after an eye-catching run at Doncaster and is impossible to ignore. However, just as interesting in the reappearing Blighty, who has some good handicap form from his time with the Cecil yard and now finds himself in the equally-capable hands of David O'Meara.

Selections:
14:00 - 2, 4
14:30 - 8
15:00 - 5
15:30 - 3
16:00 - 7
16:30 - 2, 4

= 4 lines

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