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Ayr – 16th November: DOM’S NAP + NB | Tuesday’s 2 Best Bets

Our best two bets for the action at Ayr on Tuesday afternoon

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Ayr Racecourse Grandstand. Grade 1 venue hosting the Scottish Grand National and Ayr Gold Cup events. Ayrshire, Scotland, UK, Europe
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With Sean Bowen an intriguing booking to the saddle, the in-form Olly Murphy yard continues to rake in the winners and his son of Shirocco looks to hold strong claims up in Scotland.

He disappointed at Plumpton when last seen but could well be the type to make a better chaser, with some early hurdle form suggesting he’s up to being ahead of this opening mark of 121.

National Hunt racing trainer Olly Murphy
Olly Murphy is represented by two runners at Ayr on Tuesday, with Sean Bowen riding both mounts

Ian Jardine’s Animore finished a fine second over course-and-distance last time out and appears the main danger to the selection.

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Daryl Jacob heads north for a duo of rides for Simon Crawford and he looks to have crystal clear claims in the finale for the County Atrim invader whose charge finished third at Punchestown back in April.

Jockey Daryl Jacob on Bristol De Mai prior to the start of the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase
Daryl Jacob is operating at an 11% win-rate

He receives 7lb off Kelso winner Geordies Dream, who is the clear alternative to the selection but could be weighted out of contention here under Brian Hughes.

Crawford is currently enjoying an 18% win-rate in this sphere and it would perhaps be disappointing if he fails to meet the market expectations.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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