Ayr Tips: Global Humor can add to Ayr tally

 | 2nd May | 

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Ayr Racecourse

It's a six-pack of racing action across Britain and Ireland on Thursday, with the Flat dominant in the UK, while the Punchestown festival holds sway on the Emerald Isle.

There's a six-race afternoon offering from Ayr, with the Scottish venue set to race from 1:52-4:35.

We've selected three to follow on the afternoon at Ayr, including course regular Global Humor for the track's leading trainer, Jim Goldie.

Ayr Tips - May 2

  • 13:52 - Moon Man @ 2/1
  • 14:52 - Global Humor @ 7/4
  • 15:27 - Sycamore Gap @ 3/1

13:52 - Moon Man @ 2/1

Ayr's opener is the 6f maiden and David O'Meara's MOON MAN should be good enough to put a win on his CV after two really promising efforts on the all-weather.

His debut at Newcastle in March saw him draw clear with the winner, Cajetan, before going down fighting behind his 81-rated rival in a decent novice event.

He then went to Southwell last month, once more over this trip, where he finished strongly but was just unable to peg back the Andrew Balding-trained Dance And Romance. That form has already been advertised by the fifth, Restless Prince, scoring in novice company at Catterick since.

Having partnered Moon Man to his debut second at Newcastle, Mark Winn knows the gelding and his 3lb claim in the saddle is an aid now.

The Karl Burke-trained newcomer Jungle Land, who cost €180,000 as a yearling, needs a close look in the betting, but the Kodiac gelding aside, Moon Man should have too much for the more exposed benchmark Spiritual Pursuit, who is representing Archie Watson and Hollie Doyle here.

14:52 - Global Humor @ 7/4

It could be a really productive afternoon for Winn as he also gets the leg up on course regular GLOBAL HUMOR for Jim Goldie, the trainer with more winners (61) at this venue than anyone else in the last five seasons.

Four of Global Humor's six career wins on turf have come here, three of those over this seven-furlong trip.

He ran well when second in an apprentice contest here on Monday in the hands of this rider, and they can go again now from the same mark with Winn claiming 3lb.

The nine-year-old gelding is 9lb below the mark from which he won here last summer and could be primed to add another Ayr success.

15:27 - Sycamore Gap @ 3/1

Just five runners are set to enter the stalls for this 1m2f handicap and it might be a chance for the Rebecca Menzies-trained SYCAMORE GAP to strike.

The gelded son of Sea The Stars debuted in a Newcastle bumper in December and has since gained plenty experience on the Tapeta track at Gosforth Park, contesting a quartet of races there over 7f-1m from late January to early March.

He then made his handicap bow over 1m1½f at Wolverhampton and was beaten just over three lengths off a mark of 66.

He should improve as his stamina is teased out more and this return to turf looks a positive now, as does the booking of Doyle and the drop into Class 6 company for what looks a winnable race.

Horse Racing Tips from Betfred Insights.

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