Arctic Feeling the answer to Ayr Silver Cup puzzle
Arctic Feeling is right at the top of his game at present and looks to have plenty going for him in today’s Ayr Silver Cup (2.40).
The Richard Fahey trained gelding has won two of his last four starts, and was particularly impressive in the last of those when slamming Huntsmans Close by 3 3/4 lengths at Epsom off a mark of 82.
The six-year-old followed that up with a cracking fourth of 20 to Watchable at the Curragh six days ago when not getting the clearest of runs.
After being held-up well off the pace, Arctic Feeling was making headway when forced to switch at the furlong marker and stayed on strongly to go down by just 2 1/4 lengths.
The son of Camacho was gaining all the way to the line, and the form has a strong look to it as the runner-up Zalty had previously finished a fine 2 1/4 length fourth of 19 to Muthmir in the Skybet Dash at York.
Muthmir went on to land the Porland in impressive style and looks a Group horse in the making, and that makes Arctic Feeling’s Curragh run behind Zalty look strong in the contest of this contest.
Others worth considering in a wide open affair are Bogart and Redvers.
The former is trained by Kevin Ryan and bounced back to form when a cracking second of 20 to Muthmir in the aforementioned Portland Handicap at Doncaster last weekend.
Although no match for the easy two length winner, Bogart stuck to the task well and has obvious claims off an unchanged mark of 93 if turning up in the same form.
The five-year-old is also currently 4lb below his last winning mark, and another plus is that the son of Bahamian Bounty has a course and distance success to his name.
Redvers is trained by Ed Vaughan and was in good form last year when landing decent 7f contesst at Haydock and Ascot.
The six-year-old is also a three time winner of this afternoon’s trip of 6f, and signalled that this time was near when a slightly unlucky head second of 20 to Safety Check last time out at Ascot.
The son of Ishiguru is a difficult ride who needs everything to drop right, but has some top class form to his name in big field handicaps and is back down to his last winning mark.
In a race which should be run to suit, Redvers looks a major player in the hands of the in-form Richard Kingscote.