BIT OF A JIG had an off-day in a competitive novices handicap at Ayr last time. But he'd landed a double before that and can return to winning ways in this company. Financial Climate never looked like catching Samingarry when third at Chepstow recently and still has a bit to find with the selection on today's terms despite a conditional's allowance. Imperial Vic is preferred if back to his best as he's slipped down the weights and handles fast ground.
Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, reminders after 5th, in rear halfway, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Samstown (10-5) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gs, 9 ran.
Financial Climate (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Held up in rear, steady headway on inside 12th, ridden before 5 out, stayed on to modest 3rd 2 out, kept on flat, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Samingarry (10-9) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs.
Imperial Vic (IRE) 11-4fav (10-13) Led, not fluent and headed 3rd, in touch, led again 11th to after next, outpaced before 4 out, no impression from next, 4th of 9, 16l behind Scotswell (10-5) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.