Saturday 18 November 2017

Ayr raid looks set to be progressive Dowd’s Destiny

ALL eyes will be on Dowd’s Destiny as he bids to make it two wins on |the bounce in the Bet Mobile At BetVictor.com Novices' Chase at Ayr.

Nicky Richards' charge is undoubtedly a talented horse, but the nine-year-old has had his problems and this will be just his seventh career start.

Winner of one of his three outings over hurdles, Dowd's Destiny made a good start over fences, when just edged into second at Market Rasen in November, before heading to this track for a wide-margin win last time. He cruised home by 14 lengths that day and looks a runner of real potential if Richards can just keep him right.

Ballycarron Lad is worth a chance in the Best Odds At BetVictor.com Handicap Chase as he steps back in trip. The 10-year-old put up a fair performance at Perth back in April but the marathon three-mile-seven-furlong trip did not seem to play to his strengths.

He ran well enough to finish fourth, but returned to a less |testing distance, he can regain the winning thread after a lengthy |lay-off.

Cucumber Run disappointed when narrowly beaten as an odds-on favourite last time but he can make amends in the tote Novices' Chase at Fakenham. While he is certainly not the most straightforward of horses, he nevertheless has ability.

Having an initial try over obstacles after a couple of wins on the level, One Lucky Lady was only two lengths adrift of Asaid at Huntingdon, but finished a fair few lengths clear of the third home. She looks to have been placed to good advantage in the Westenhanger Juvenile Maiden Hurdle at Folkestone.

Causing Chaos probably did not get the chance to show his best at Warwick recently after being badly hampered by a faller at the last.

Causing Chaos should be a little more streetwise for the experience, and can go well for the Nigel Twiston-Davies team in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap Chase at Folkestone.

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