September 18 Racing Tips: Vaccine to inject the pace at Ayr

Planet Sport tipster Ross Brierley tackles Saturday’s competitive nursery at Ayr head on, and delivers a couple of choice picks from Newbury and Catterick to get your weekend off to a flyer.

Is it too soon for a horse named Vaccine? Who knows, but Ross Brierley is unperturbed with his Saturday hot tips.

Here's a quick snapshot of Ross' selections this Saturday. Click on the horse's name to place a bet.

Vaccine (1.20 Ayr)

Ascending (4.35 Newbury)

Love Is Golden (4.45 Catterick)

Ayr 1.20 - Vaccine

Ross fancies the Michael Dods trained Vaccine to deliver in the 1.20 on Ayr Gold Cup day. The Vadamos colt is a course winner at Ayr and finished sixth last time out over seven furlongs at Thirsk.

Connor Beasley gets the jockey nod in Saturday's one mile nursery.

Here is a snippet of why Ross is keen on Vaccine.

"Ayr is a very much a specialist's racecourse and returning to this track, he should go well, the horses he's beaten have franked the form. The third Bastogne, who was beaten at odds on that occasion, has run well off marks in the low eighties so 83 looks about right for Vaccine and he should go close for a yard in form."

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Newbury 4.35 - Ascending

Ascending is high on Ross' list after a promising third last time out at Leicester.

The Clive Cox two two year-old is yet to win in two runs but Ross has seen enough in his form so far, particularly in terms of the quality of the horses the colt has chased home.

Adam Kirby gets the leg up on Ascending.

Ross thinks Ascending will fly due to the following factors.

"This horse has run twice behind very nice types indeed and this looks a perfect opportunity to get off the mark at the third time of asking…the yard are ticking along and, to be fair, Clive Cox's juveniles do tend to improve with racing so Ascending should be interesting here, to put his experience to good use in the 4.35."

Catterick 4.45 - Love Is Golden

Finally, Ross steals a march on the racing opposition at army town Catterick with the choice of Love is Golden in the 4.45

Mark Johnston is in strong order and his three year-old faces scant opposition in this low runner field.

A winner three runs back at Chester, Franny Norton is the rider at Catterick.

Here's Ross on why he is cute on Love Is Golden.

"Love Is Golden is a front runner at a track that suits prominent tactics and finished fourth and well beaten at Ascot last time out but that's quite the opposite, a stiff finish on the round track at Ascot, incredibly difficult for horses to get up there if they do too much early on, which is exactly what Love Is Golden did

The tight turns of the North Yorkshire venue should be perfect for Mark Johnston's charge and Franny Norton is a pitch perfect booking. He's back in the saddle for the first time since the Chester win."

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