A couple of small bets for today. I like Atabaas Pride in the first at Ayr. Johnstone’s horses could be going better, and I think if they were this one would be shorter than it is. Montaquila is an obvious favourite and the form looks pretty solid, but at very short odds I’d rather be against him. In the 4:30 at Lingfield Metropolitan Chief has the honour of being the only horse to have finished behing Hot Shot Hamish, one of the less successful charges of the CSH. He has a nice mark and has been making progress – the stable has been having an up and down time but looks in decent form overall. I’ll have a small bet on him as well.