King’s Pavilion ran a blinder when runner-up last time out and looks weighted to run a huge race on the pick of his form in the 4.30 at Ayr today.
The gelding won a class 2 handicap at Epsom 13 months ago off a mark of 88 when trained by Mark Johnston and backed that up with a solid third off 93 in the same grade at Sandown.
King’s Pavilion also shaped really well on debut for new handler David Barron when a two lengtn fifth of 10 to George William at Nottingham off 1lb in a race which has worked out well.
The winner has gone on to make the frame in the Spring Mile at Newbury and the valuable Victoria Cup at Ascot, both class 2 contests, and the runner-up G K Chesterton has won twice since.
Altough then disappointing next time up at this venue he quickly bounced back to form following a break when a cracking head secodn to Carnageo in the Carlisle Bell last month.
Altough now 2lb higher in the weights, a revised rating of 87 still makes him well-treated on the pick of his form.
The booking of Paul Mulrennan, who has won and been placed on him in two rides, is another plus an everything looks in place for a big run.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way King’s Paviliion (10/1 Betfred, BetVictor – use BOG firms)