7/1 Silvery Moon set to shine at Ayr


Silvery Moon looks good value at 7/1 in the 3.20 at Ayr to regain the winning thread after disappointing last time out.

Tim Easterby’s gelding showed bags of promise as a unfurnished three-year-old and went into my notebook as the type who would come into his own this season.

Handicaps were always going to be his game, and there is little doubt in my mind that he still has more to offer despite a below par effort in the Ripon Rowells on his latest start.

To me he raced far to freely that day, and after racing wide weakened tamely out of contention.

However he was not knocked about once it was clear his chance had gone, and he had previously looked to be firmly on the up.

The strapping son of Verglas looked one to keep on the right side when bolting up at Redcar, where he powered clear to score going away by five lengths.

The handicapper  not surprisingly reacted by putting him 10lb, but he has been quick to drop him 2lb after his latest run back down to a mark of 77 and feel that he is capable of scoring off that rating.

His handler also does well at this meeting, and with the trip and going ideal I feel that he is the one they all have to beat if back on song.

Recommended bet: 2pts each-way Silvery Moon (7/1 bet365, Hills – BOG, Stan James)


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