Kevin Ryan is in good form of late with an 18% strike rate in the last 14 days and the trainer is operating at a 20% strike rate with horses who make the trip up to Ayr this season.
King Of York is a son of Kingman, costing 270,000 euros as a foal before being re-sold at a pricey tag of 350,000 guineas as a yearling.
He was first past the post last time out at Carlisle, going clear with Roger Charlton's runner La Pulga who eventually got the decision in the stewards room after an interference was deemed to have taken place on the run in to the line.
La Pulga, rated 88, was subsequently a neck 2nd finisher at Doncaster in a class 2 last time out and that level of form looks strong for King Of York who begins life in handicap company off an 8lb lower mark of 80, competing in a lower grade race.
He's entitled to plenty more improvement and the best is yet to come from the runner who also looks to be one of the few runners in the field guaranteed to see out the mile trip, an important aspect for a competitor at an uphill finishing track such as Ayr which will test the stamina of runners in the latter stages of the race.