Early Service – 13th August


3:10 Ayr – Muirsheen Durkin – 0.5pt e/w @ 40/1 Skybet 1/5th odds 4 places

3:40 Ayr – Not So Sleepy – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 widely available


3:10 Ayr – Muirsheen Durkin – 0.5pt e/w @ 40/1 1/5th odds 4 places

Taking a little pot chance on this horse who is well in on its best form and there are reasons to be hopeful. Still only a 4yo it has dropped in class, is 7lb below its highest mark and is wearing blinkers for the first time. Never got competitive over 1m 2f on the a/w in its first run for seven months just 16 days ago, the horse was due to run on the 7th but was withdrawn under a vets certificate. Goes again here, connections clearly want to get another run into it. Is also having his second run after a wind operation which is said to be a good time to catch a horse as it would of got used to running when able to breathe more easily. Any rain wouldn’t be a problem and jockey is worth his 3lb claim. Might run a stinker and be on the decline but at its price then it is well worth a go.


3:40 Ayr – Not So Sleepy – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 widely available

Six year old who is having its first run in this grade outside of its debut maiden run. It has held its own well over the last few years in a higher grade including winning a small field listed race and placing in a group 3. Just started to slip down the handicap now, though only four runs ago it was 3rd in a class 2 off a mark 3lb higher. Didn’t get the breaks at all at Goodwood as can so often be the case last time, the run can be forgiven. Does have a couple of unexposed 3yos in the line up getting the allowance whilst also in form, but they make the market and Not So Sleepy sets a very good standard in this race.