Trainer Donald McCain is having a terrific season even by his pretty high standards. He has trained 71 winners from 295 runners in the 2021-22 campaign to date which is an astonishing 24 per cent strike-rate. His place strike-rate is at 55 per cent.
McCain has a brilliant return at Ayr Racecourse this season already with three winners from his four runners sent to the Scottish track, a 75 per cent strike-rate. He sends three runners there on Monday and if they win they will combine to form a 50-1 treble.
The first runner of the day for McCain is the Brian Hughes-ridden Ramble West in this novice hurdle. The Irish point recruit looked like a very smart prospect when running away with a Musselburgh bumper by 21 lengths 19 days ago. She looks sure to have a positive start to her career over hurdles.
Dreams Of Home was successful in his sole Irish point and made a great impression last term winning three novice hurdles on the bounce emphatically. He likes to go off in front and was just in need of the run over 2m4f on chasing bow at Carlisle last month. Back down in trip on second chasing start, he is the one to beat.
Cenotice couldn’t get into things in a three-runner affair at Fakenham when last seen but drops down in class here, while will also race from a 4lb lower mark. He is now only 3lb higher than when successful at Perth over 2m in July so he has to enter calculations for a yard that can do no wrong at the moment. Big player.
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