A super day at Ayr for the yard with two nice wins and a good third.
Miss Tiggy, pictured, won the mares novice hurdle after over a year off to give her patient owner John Adam & Sons Ltd a deserved first win with this scopey mare. Over a year ago Miss Tiggy went lame behind and a stress fracture of her hind cannon needed to be screwed. Eugenio from the Edinburgh University Vets carried out the surgery under standing sedation, a procedure which is fairly groundbreaking. She owes her survival and today's win to John who gave her the chance and to the care and expertise of the vets and the team here.
Ask The Tycoon was a summer purchase and he has been very straightforward in everything that we have done with him. He traveled through his race supremely easily and lengthened away up the run in to win convincingly. He looks a classy type for Mark and Susie and it is great for them to have had two wins and a couple of decent novice runs in the past week.
Voyage A New York jumped really well and stepped up on his last run to be third; he possibly could have been closer with a swifter leap at the last. However, we are pleased to have him back in good order and he should be winning before long.
Mumgos Debut was not disgraced in his competitive handicap chase and while he was unsettled by the quick pace he stayed all the way to the line and his jumping is much better now.
Carlisle tomorrow and three on ground that was soft and will ideally dry a little to good to soft.
Sammy B makes his chase debut in a very competitive novice handicap chase; he is from a robust staying family and will be a decent chaser if he takes to fences. Sammy always tries hard and if he can have a good round of jumping it will be a great start to his season.
Celtic Flames has taken a bit of time to get back into race shape after time off and he will likely go over fences after this run. However, it looks a good race for him and if he can settle then he should run well.
Finally, we run the warrior Sky Khan; he really need good to soft or better ground and if it is too soft then he may not run. He has been strong and well at home and if he runs he will be great value each way.