Winning milestone for North Yorkshire Mark Johnston

Winning milestone for North Yorkshire Mark Johnston

Winning milestone for North Yorkshire Mark Johnston

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NORTH Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston, who reached a milestone at York on Saturday when saddling his 150th winner of the year with Indescribable, can maintain his top form in Scotland today.

The Middleham maestro, pictured, saddles Polarisation in the Play BetVictor Casino On Your Mobile Maiden Stakes and Joe Fanning's mount is napped to prevail.

The colt has shown ability in both his starts to date and finished a creditable third to the highly-regarded Flaming Spear on Knavesmire earlier this month over six furlongs.

There is unlikely to be anything of Flaming Spear's potential in this contest and Polarisation is taken to show her rivals a clean pair of heels.

Ann Duffield had a nightmare first half of the season when her horses were under a cloud. But the North Yorkshire trainer has turned the corner recently and her horses have returned to form with a vengeance.

Duffield, who was among the winners at Pontefract yesterday, has every chance of enjoying more than one at Ayr. She is fancied to score with Bearskin, Mister Uno and Rust.

Bearskin broke his maiden at Ripon just over a week ago and may be capable of further improvement. He can play a strong hand in the Download The BetVictor App Now Handicap.

Mister Uno was a Hamilton winner earlier in the month and, like Bearskin, can go on to better things in the Download The BetVictor Spincast App Handicap.

Rust scored at Catterick on his latest start and, despite top weight, can oblige again in the Spincast At BetVictor Handicap (division one).

Megan Carberry teams up with Norton boss Brian Ellison in the Play At Betvicto's Live Casino Apprentice Handicap when they will be represented by Joyful Sound.

The six-year-old has finished third in both his races this season, at Musselburgh and Beverley. He may not have to improve much on those efforts to come out on top this time.

Iain Jardine has been forced to suffer some frustrating narrow defeats with Push Me, the latest of which at Redcar recently when the seven-year-old went down by a whisker to Maiden Approach.

Push Me can gain deserved compensation in the Follow Us On Twitter @Betvictorracing Handicap.

At Windsor's evening meeting, North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan has sound prospects of hitting the scoreboard with Songeye in the New Horse Racing Odds At unibet.co.uk Maiden Stakes.

The juvenile has shown a decent level of ability in his two outings and was a close-up second to George Bowen at Carlisle last time. He has a fighting chance of making it third-time-lucky in the hands of Jamie Spencer.

Judicial promises to be hard to beat in the unibet.co.uk Maiden Stakes.

Roger Charlton's two-year-old made a promising debut to finish second at Newbury earlier this month. He will be hard to beat with that experience under his belt.

Malcolm Saunders does well with his small string of sprinters and he placed Ginzaan to win at Brighton recently.

The six-year-old goes again in the Download The Unibet Pro App Fillies' Handicap and has useful claims. The main danger may come from the unexposed Sleep Walk, winner of her only race and able to get into this contest on her handicap debut off bottom weight.


Selections

Ayr today

2.00 Polarisation (NAP), 2.30 Bearskin, 3.00 Classy Anne, 3.30 Mister Uno, 4.00 Rust, 4.30 Torridon, 5.00 Push Me, 5.30 Joyful Sound.

Windsor

6.00 Judicial, 6.35 Songeye, 7.05 Ginzan, 7.35 Classic Nission, 8.05 Choral Festival, 8.35 On Stage.

Today's other meetings

Lingfield and Uttoxeter.

Tomorrow's meetings

Beverley, Goodwood, Perth, Worcester and Yarmouth.

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3:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

billyhicks23 says...

We'll done Tom, great run of NAP selections. Keep it up, this time next year ????
We'll done Tom, great run of NAP selections. Keep it up, this time next year ???? billyhicks23
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