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Trainer Nicky Richards is preparing another Ayr raid today (Wednesday) with three runners at the track’s January Finale Raceday.
Two time course winner Uncle Alastair looks to have a great opportunity to win for the fifth time on his sixth start in the Racing UK Free For A Month Novices’ Hurdle over two miles at 2.05 pm. This six year-old keeps improving and will be hard to beat with Craig Nichol riding.
Another lightly raced Richards horse is Cockley Beck who carries top weight in the Trial Racing UK For Free Now Mares’ Handicap Hurdle over two miles three furlongs at 2.35 pm. Ryan Day takes the mount and she sets the standard here.
Nicky’s third runner is Un Noble in the two and a half miles handicap chase. If repeating the form he showed over the course to win in January 2016 he could be involved but Hills of Dubai for trainer Donald McCain and jockey Brian Hughes won at Ayr in a similar contest earlier in the month and will be all the rage.
Keith Dalgleish introduces Sporting Press for his first race under rules in the two mile bumper that ends the card and with Brian Hughes taking the ride this looks an interesting sort.
The first race is at 1.35 pm with gates open at 11.35 am.
Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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