Eric's Weekly Round Up: Mazzini 7/1

Friday, 22 June 2018

8:10 Ayr Racing Tips (22nd June)

Horse Racing
AYR 8.10
An 8 runner race which I can split exactly into 2 halves, 4 lays,Holmeswood, Ower Fly, Gin In The Inn and Oriental Lilly, Stanhope (78) may not want the going to be too fast, Summerghand (79) can track the leaders or be held up, Dark Defender (84) another that may not want really fast ground, BATTEN THE HATCHES 14/1 didn't quite get home at Haydock when recording its best time last year, this course is slightly easier which will help, the jockey booking, 16% wins for the stable, looks a positive move, this is one of only 2 that have been known to lead before and if allowed to set its own pace, which is what i hope happens, it could keep enough in reserve to repel any challengers and as long as all 8 run then I will go with an each way bet.

Batten The Hatches 16/1 5th
AYR 8.45
There's a couple of 3 year olds that could improve but do need to to win here, then I've marked 4 down as potential lays, Fumbo Jumbo, Kinloch Pride, Dr Doro and Brendan, Alsvinders best time is becoming to look very much like a fluke time where it was towed along in a fast run race, Fintry Flyer is 3rd top but may prefer further but could stay on to make the frame, so I'm looking at ETERNALIST 5/1 who could be the 1 to set the pace here and ought to then prove hard to catch but i have got DAWOODI 11/1 just 2 lbs higher so I have to back both to cover both angles and the latter will be with an each way bet.

Eternalist 5/1 3rd
Dawoodi 25/1 6th
Only 6 runners and I've again split the race into 2 halves, the bottom 3 may struggle here, the top weight could be dangerous after seeming to improve on the all-weather but I cannot split SITAR 4/1 and COMPTON POPPY 22/1 and i will be backing them both in this race to win as there's not much value in going each way with only 2 places.

Compton Poppy 22/1 4th
Sitar 3/1 6th