Our bet in the UK today runs at Ayr in the 3m handicap chase (3.07pm).

This looks a competitive little race, despite the small field, but I like the chances of Talktomenow.

Though the yard has had a tough season, Talktomenow has progressed well since returning from a wind op in September, winning twice, including over 3m2f on soft ground at Fontwell Park in December.  He ran well behind a handicap blot at Catterick next time and then finished a close second to Echo Watt at Bangor, with whom he is now 2lbs better off, before today’s jockey’s claim is taken into account.

Caoilin Quinn really has made an impression this season and I think he is exceptional value for 10lbs.  Greatrex has another runner on the card, ridden by Adrian Heskin, so the fact he sends his conditional up for the one ride really catches the eye.

Things didn’t go to plan in the Devon National last time, but these are calmer waters and I am confident Talktomenow can bounce back to winning ways.

3.07pm Ayr – 1pt win Talktomenow @ 4-1 (all firms, take Best Odds Guaranteed)