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Trainers Easterby and Fahey tipped to share limelight at Ayr races
Tim Easterby and Richard Fahey, who sent out no less than nine winners between them on Saturday, can remain in the spotlight today at Ayr.
Easterby saddled a York double on Saturday with Listed winner Hamish McGonagall and Royal Rascal and followed up with a jackpot win by Body And Soul in Newbury’s £122,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint before bringing up a five-timer at Hamilton’s evening meeting with Grissom in the Scottish Stewards’ Cup and Collateral Damage.
As for Malton’s Fahey, he pulled off the first Group 1 win of his career in Britain with Mayson in Newmarket’s Darley July Cup, and brought up a four-timer with three Chester successes with Boom And Bloom, Listed winner Majestic Myles and My Boy Jack.
The powerful North Yorkshire duo have their horses in dynamic form.
The Nifty Fox is a horse, trained by Easterby, who was on a long losing run before he got his head in front at Musselburgh last month. He has since followed up in fine style at Ayr and it is no surprise that he’s back at Ayr this afternoon to bid for a hat-trick in the Bet Mobile At BetVictor.com Handicap over six furlongs. Given his current high spirits it would no surprise to see The Nifty Fox remain ahead of his pursuers under Kieren Fallon.
Fahey has a couple of winning chances. Majestic Moon, an unraced son of Majestic Missile, is a full-brother to Majestic Myles, a wide margin winner at Chester on Saturday, and for that reason alone he is worthy of interest in the opening BetVictor.com Maiden Stakes.
Kimbali also offers Fahey a winning opportunity in the BetVictor.com Handicap over seven furlongs. He finished a good second to Van Ellis over this trip at Chester on his latest start.
Today’s nap selection is All For You in the BetVictor At The Open Championship Handicap.
Jim Goldie’s charge was slightly disappointing at Hamilton last time out, but he had previously shaped well at this venue on his seasonal reappearance. He was also a course and distance winner on his final start last term.
At Beverley tomorrow, Easterby can again add to his fast-growing tally of winners. The Great Habton trainer has particularly good prospects with Mojolika and First Class Favour.
Mojolika, a good second at Pontefract on his latest outing, goes for the 127th Year of the Watt Memorial Handicap, a race he won 12 months ago. He is napped to gain an encore.
First Class Favour runs in the Mr Rajaraman Handicap over an extended seven furlongs. She was a course and distance winner ten days ago and it is down to stable apprentice Rachel Richardson to bid for double honours on her.
Also worth noting at Beverley are Ayr Missile (2.30), dropping back in trip, and Save The Bees (3.30), overdue a win.
2.05 Majestic Moon, 2.35 The Nifty Fox, 3.05 Master Of Dance, 3.35 Kimbali, 4.05 Dubai Dynamo, 4.35 All For You (NAP), 5.05 Lady Bluesky.
Today’s other meetings
Southwell, Windsor and Wolverhampton.
2.00 Miss Ella Jade, 2.30 Ayr Missile, 3.00 Tom Sawyer, 3.30 Save The Bees, 4.00 Mojolika (NAP), 4.30 First Class Favour, 5.00 Mitchell, 5.30 Gulf Coast.
Tomorrow’s other meetings
Ffos Las, Southwell and Yarmouth.