Irish yard send single runner on a 612-mile round trip to Ayr ☘️

Value At Risk wins at Ayr

It’s rare that Ross O’Sullivan sends a runner over to the U.K. His Ayr runner on Sunday will be just the fourteenth of his career after taking out a licence in the 2010/11 season. Only two of the others have come home in front but it is still very much a rarity so needs consideration.

A 612-mile round trip is a long way to bring just a single runner so as with all Irish raiders to the Scottish track, he needs plenty of respect with conditions looking ideal for his sole representative.

Ayr is one of four cards on Sunday afternoon. Naas host one of the top novice hurdles of the season so far in the Lawlor’s while Plumpton’s card features the Sussex National. An all-weather meeting at Newcastle rounds out our horse racing tips for the day.

3.40 Ayr – Retraining Of Racehorses (ROR) Handicap Chase

Theatre World was one of the rare raiders for O’Sullivan, bolting up at Musselburgh in November 2020. That was the same mark that he won from at Galway last time out, nine pounds higher for this assignment. He enjoys plenty of cut in the ground so these conditions are going to be a big plus for him.

This is going to demand more of him from a new career-high mark but it is very interesting that connections send him back over the Irish Sea for this assignment. The visual impression of those two wins off 119 suggest that he is going to be able to contend from this sort of mark, for all that it is a deeper race. The market may well tell the story so is worth watching closely.

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