YES TOM, formerly a more than decent hurdler, turns up here for the second successive time, having posted a very impressive victory over Blenheim Brook on his last visit. The Irish raider looks a real chasing type and was going well when coming to grief behind the high-class Call The Police at Gowran Park previously. He should be capable of giving 7lb to Railway Dillon. The latter has yet to take to the larger obstacles and will need to improve dramatically to trouble his sole opponent on the evidence to date.
Yes Tom (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led before 8th, clear before 2 out, and always in command, easily, won at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs beating Blenheim Brook (11-7) by 7l, 4 ran.
Railway Dillon (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Early reminders, made most, went on briefly approaching 4 out, headed soon after, ridden and one pace before next, no chance with leading pair from 2 out, 3rd of 4, 33l behind Negus de Beaumont (11-0) at Newcastle 3m beg chase (4) sft.