13:40 Ayr

888I think it is quite significant Nicky Richards turns CAPTAIN QUINT out quickly after that mishap at Newcastle over the weekend. He was heavily punted on that occasion but unseated rider at the very first flight. He had previously ran out a promising winner on chase debut at Hexham and is still armed with a fair bit of potential. I get the feeling they think a fair bit of him and the market has largely overlooked him here. Doctor Ken made a winning chase debut at Aintree but only beat 3 rivals and this could turn out to be more competitive so he is short enough. Gold Cup Bailly won in Ireland last month but did make a few mistakes and will probably need to jump more fluently here if he is to follow up. Donny Boy was beaten a long way into fifth at Carlisle last time and while he will tighten up for the run he needs to improve a fair bit to win this as it could be quite a good race.
Captain Quint - 1pt