STAKE ACCLAIM, one of Dean Ivory’s top sprinters has been entered for the Ayr Gold Cup and is currently a 25/1 shot.
The 5yo son of Acclamation has had a good season, having won at Windsor and at Ascot’s Shergar Cup meeting and is starting to fulfil the promise he has always shown at home. His progress this year is reflected in his official rating, which has gone up 15lbs from 86 at the start of the season to his current rating of 101.
His five wins in 25 starts include three over the minimum distance and two over 6f and we know he handles plenty of give, so the current soft going will hold no terrors.
As ever the Ayr Gold Cup will be a fiercely competitive sprint but if he is declared on Thursday, he should give a good account.