Uppertown Cave failed to cope with a penalty in a bumper at Ayr last time having won at the same track earlier. He should be thereabouts on his hurdling bow but has VOYAGE A NEW YORK to beat in this. Lucinda Russell's charge found only Stonebrook too good last month and the winner and third have both subsequently won. Russborough has been placed over fences in France and has his first start for Venetia Williams. He may figure along with Quick Brew, third over track and trip in October. Ballyvoque ran well for a long way on his first outing since 2012 and may well finish closer today.
Ballyvoque (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 4 out, headed next, weakened before last, 5th of 14, 29l behind Tiqris (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Quick Brew 17-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, 6th of 9, 34l behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Russborough (FR) (11-0) 2nd of 0, 1l behind Solo Des Brieres (10-5) at Meslay Du Maine(FR) 2m 4f chs gd in Nov.
The Village (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Desoto County (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Uppertown Cave (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Held up in rear, headway 4f out on outer, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Heritage Way (11-0) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Voyage A New York (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, every chance run-in, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Stonebrook (11-3) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Knockcairn (IRE) 150-1 (10-3) In touch, reminders and weakened before 6 out, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Stonebrook (11-3) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.