Ayr isn't a course that the Crisford's are renowned for sending runners to. In fact, they've sent just seven runners there in the past six years however they've picked up an impressive three winners and a place from those seven runners so it's clear that when they do send a runner on the 720 mile round trip to Scotland, there's usually a reason for it.
They have their first runner of the season there this afternoon in the shape of Camelot gelding CAMELOT TALES.
Fourth of 10 on debut at Newcastle over a mile at the end of last year, he made amends for that disappointing run when winning well on his first start of 2021 at Redcar but since that victory, he's failed to live up to expectations. Seventh of 11 next time out behind John Leeper, he was then last of seven on handicap debut at Leicester at the start of last month.
The handicapper may well have been a little too harsh on him on that occasion and he has now been slightly eased in the weights and with connections sending him on the mammoth journey to Ayr, they must be confident on his chances.