Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 12:29 21/05/2014
Coach Bombay steps up in trip in the Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com/anywhere Handicap at 4.20 Ayr and is tipped to relish the stamina test.
The six-year-old bay gelding does most of his running on the All-Weather surface at Dundalk and failed to justify support under a ride from Pat Smullen when well backed over a 1m4f trip there last month. But the feeling is that this horse needs to run over further to be seen to best effect and an each-way bet is advised at the current top price of 9/1 with 888Sport who will refund losing stakes should the selection finish second by a neck or less.
Having ran with credit at Dundalk prior to the latest setback, Coach Bombay is taken to bounce back at Ayr today.
The mount of Stevie Donohoe is unexposed at today's distance, but may find Forrest Flyer to be the biggest danger after shaking off the cobwebs at this venue last month. However, Coach Bombay is still open to plenty of improvement and makes more appeal at the current odds with every chance of springing a surprise on the market leaders.