Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 10:00 20/09/2014
For those who missed our ante-post tips from earlier in the week, get the latest prices and value selections for the Silver Cup and Gold Cup at Ayr.
Freebets.com resident horse racing expert Alan Kelly certainly agrees that Bogart warrents favouritism in the Silver Cup at 2.40 Ayr this afternoon and having tipped the horse at odds of 8/1 yesterday, it's interesting to note that 888Sport are sticking their neck out with a stand out price of 10/1. The firm refunds stakes on horses beaten into second by a neck or less and this looks a good opportunity to pick up a value bet on a horse which is well treated on a mark of 94 and should take all of the beating.
Those fancying a long-shot in the 6 furlong class 2 contest should look no further than 25/1 chance Farlow, a cracking each-way selection with bet365 and Coral paying 1/4 odds on the first five home this afternoon. Having ran well to finish a close fifth in the Bronze Cup 12 months ago, the mount of Tony Hamilton drops back in trip today and could easily outrun his odds having shown consistent form this season.
For the main event at 3.50 Ayr Alan tipped Mass Rally at 20/1, and with Ladbrokes paying out on the first 6 horses an each-way bet at 16/1 still looks like value. The fast finishing 7-year-old charged late to win over course and distance in the Silver Cup in 2012 and has been slowly coming to the boil this season, suggesting the gelding will be back in the winners enclosure sooner rather than later.
Alben Star is also expected to go well in the Heritage Handicap having ran with great credit in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood. BetBright quote a massive 19/1 this morning which should be snapped up as other firms are as short as 12/1 and jockey Jack Garritty's 5lb allowance should easily put the six-year-old son of Clodovil in the final shake-up.