Time: 15:15 Course: Ayr
Name: St Andrew’s Castle Advice: 1.00pt WIN (7/2 Most firms)
Form: 903671 Trainer: Jim Goldie Jockey: Paul Mulrennan
Summary: ST ANDREW’S CASTLE won over course and distance last time out and has been raised 3lbs for that win.
It looks like they have found the right distance for him now and I’m hoping he has another win in him, returning to both course and distance.
Paul Mulrennan takes over the ride on Monday and has an impressive strike rate at Ayr.
Time: 15:50 Course: Listowel
Name: Glan Advice: 0.5pt EW (9/1 – 4 places SkyBet/Betfair/888)
Form: P04P05 Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Danny Gilligan (7)
Summary: Gordon Elliott sends GLAN to Listowel for this Class 3 Handicap Hurdle.
Glan has been running in Class 1 races since 2021 but drops into a Class 3 on Monday.
Trainer, Gordon Elliott has course and distance form over 2m and with the talented Danny Gilligan on board, I believe he is a great each-way bet.
Time: 16:20 Course: Listowel
Name: Easy Game Advice: 2.00pt WIN (13/8 SkyBet/PaddyPower/Betfair/888)
Form: 1110111 Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Paul Townend
Summary: EASY GAME drops from a Class 1 into a Class 3 here, and is definitely the standout for me.
He has to carry a lot of weight but has previously won over course and distance on good ground, and both trainer and jockey have decent records round here (as like most courses).
I’ll be very surprised if Easy Game, with a clean round of jumping, isn’t going very close for another win.