Ayaar to get deserved success at Ascot
It might be a week or two longer than I had expected for Luca Cumani to get Ayaar back on the track since Royal Ascot but with conditions set to be perfect a bit of patience can pay off when the four year old faces 28 rivals in the Longines International Stakes ( Heritage Handicap ) at Ascot on Saturday afternoon.
Met more trouble than a Ryanair customer without a printed boarding pass last time out behind Field Of Dream in the Hunt Cup and would have been placed at worst but in my opinion a ready winner of a very competitive contest. That was over a mile but all his wins are at this trip of 7f and Frankie Dettori must be itching to get another crack at it off the same mark and despite a bit of rain yesterday it should be perfect conditions underfoot.
The likes of Field Of Dream, Abseil, and Belgian Bill line up again from the Hunt Cup form so hopefully Ayaar can do best of those this time around. Luca Cumani is on the record as being very pleased indeed with the recent work and baring accidents in a large field the I expect Ayaar to take plenty of stopping.
Kafeel looks underestimated at the odds for the 2.40pm contest over a mile on the same course. Impressed me in a weaker race last time but prior to that I wasn’t too concerned about defeat at Epsom. This straight mile will be right up his street and there is plenty more to come. It is a race full of progressive types but on my own visual impressions of them I want to follow Roger Varian’s runner this afternoon.
I think Taghrooda will take a fair bit of beating in the big one but I’m not getting stuck in at 11/4 – the market is well and truly devoid of value now but those who have followed the advice on this website for the past week should have a fair price about Gosden’s filly and hope fully that comes off.
A further write up will come tomorrow with some of the other races covered!
Ascot 2.40 – Kafeel 0.75pt Win – 7/1 General
Ascot 3.15 – Ayaar 2pt Win, 1pt Place – 11/1 General 5 places and 1/4 odds
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