Dutch Decoy has been declared to run in the following race:
Tuesday 28 September
3.20 Ayr - Handicap (Class 3) 7f
There are thirteen runners and Joe Fanning rides. Dutch Decoy has been drawn in stall 2.
Mark Johnston says this looks a suitable opportunity for Dutch Decoy, who has not run since disappointing at Musselburgh in August. Mark hopes conditions will suit Dutch Decoy at Ayr, and he can bounce back with a much better effort here.
Our View: Redarna last won over 1m at Ayr in July, and he competes here from the same mark after a few below-par efforts. Zip last won at Newcastle in April and is often not beaten far. Cold Stare won over 7f at Haydock last time out and is 2lb higher here. Black Friday won over 6f at Ayr in July and has been below par in better quality 6f races since then. He has won over 7f so cannot be discounted. Wobwobwob won over 7f at York in May and finished third over this course and distance (C&D) last time. Tommy G is a course specialist who has won plenty of races from 6f-1m at Ayr. Dancing To Win won at Lingfield in July and races from a 2lb lower mark here, but was disappointing last time.
Dutch Decoy ran well earlier in the season, but he was below his best at Musselburgh when last seen in August. We hope that the ground doesn't deteriorate further as very soft ground would probably not be ideal. We hope that Dutch Decoy can return to form with a positive run here, as he has shown plenty of ability in the past and 7f on a flat track usually suits him well. We consider a value price to be 12/1.