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Saint can march in for a repeat victory at Ayr


By Ashley Iveson

Saint Equiano bolted up on his latest visit to Ayr and will take plenty of beating on his return to the track.

Having run well in defeat twice at Ayr in June, the Keith Dalgleish-trained gelding finished third at Chester.

After a couple months off, the four-year-old returned to Ayr for the Western meeting a couple of weeks ago and turned what looked a competitive handicap into a procession, dominating his rivals from the front.

Given the manner of the victory, it is no surprise the assessor has handed him an 8lb rise.

However, that may not be enough to stop him following up if he is in similar mood.

Dalgleish loves a winner at Ayr and is also fancied to strike gold with I'm Improving in the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap.

This three-year-old looked quite an exciting prospect after rounding off his juvenile campaign with a runaway victory at Redcar and is the double pick with Sain Equiano.


AYR: 2.10 Supreme Dream, 2.40 Royal Flag, 3.15 Brian Ryan, 3.45 Se You, 4.20 SAINT EQUIANO (NAP), 4.55 I'm Improving, 5.25 Zoravan, 5.55 Remember Rocky.

KEMPTON: 5.45 Monarch Maid, 6.15 Kadiz, 6.45 Rosamour, 7.15 Wajaaha, 7.45 Dame Nellie, 8.15 Sky Rocket, 8.45 Augenblick, 9.15 Fivetwoeight.

NAAS: 2.15 Polly Douglas, 2.45 San Andreas, 3.20 I Am Superman, 3.50 Mister Dancer, 4.25 Aunty Audrey, 5.00 Jessamine, 5.35 Eagle Crag, 6.05 Vastonea.

SEDGEFIELD: 2.00 Compatriot, 2.30 Sonic, 3.05 Dear Sire, 3.35 Lucky Robin, 4.10 Oak Vintage, 4.45 Rafferty

SOUTHWELL: 2.20 Alys Rock, 2.55 Murray Mount, 3.25 Settimo Milanese, 4.00 Itchy Feet, 4.35 Todd, 5.10 Undefined Beauty, 5.40 Commodore Barry.

DOUBLE: Saint Equiano and I'm Improving.

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