Ayr each-way-tips: Yaaser and Sir Maxi primed to emerge from huge Bronze Cup field
Calling all pinstickers! The Ayr Bronze Cup serves up a 23-runner betting minefield this afternoon, but hopefully Tipstrr’s each-way specialists can help narrow down the field a little for us.
15:25 Ayr: Virgin Bet Ayr Bronze Cup Handicap (6 furlongs)
From such a long list of likely contenders, we could make a valid argument for half of them, although the bookies have happily installed top-rated Rock Melody as the early favourite, and his high draw makes him a major player here.
American Affair, Music Society, Cold Stare and Little Muddy all hold legitimate claims to feature prominently, but as the collective finger of Tipstrr’s racing pundits slides down the list, it stops on Jim Goldie’s accomplished performer Yaaser.
A two-time course winner in 2022, albeit over seven furlongs and a mile, this capable five-year-old gelding produced a career-best performance last time out nine days ago, when he landed a 12-runner handicap over seven furlongs at Southwell.
The significance of regular jockey Paul Mulrennan’s decision to opt for Rock Melody here remains to be seen, but the horse’s potential remains the same, and replacement jockey Saffie Osborne comes fresh from two wins and five places from her last 14 rides, and could well have a regretful Mulrennan in her rear-view mirror at the line.
Suggested bet: Yaaser each-way in the 15:25 at Ayr
As Tipstrr’s each-way aficionado’s look for even bigger-odds value, there also appears to be a consensus that Richard Fahey’s Sir Maxi is flying underneath the bookies radar at around the 18/1 mark.
What makes this selection particularly interesting is that Sir Maxi was in action at the same course on Thursday, and returning jockey Oisin Orr treated him kindly while never looking like making an impact in a first-ever attempt over the minimum five-furlong trip.
If Thursday’s outing was used as a preliminary pipe-opener following a month-long lay-off, then this could be quite a tactical coup for a horse that has put in some eye-catching runs over this six-furlong trip over the summer, peaking with a career-best win in a 13-runner handicap at Pontefract in July.
Only time will tell, of course, but if Sir Maxi makes the starting gate, then he looks an intriguing prospect off a good mark and from a favourably high draw.
Bonus each-way punt: Sir Maxi in the 15:25 at Ayr