Tom Dascombe is confident Iconic Choice will handle a step up in Excursion for the William Hill Doonside Cup at Ayr.

The Sixties Icon filly yields having disappointed in France last out time – but her kind would provide her a huge possibility.
Beaten a short-head by Dandhu in the Fred Darling first time out, she was then less than three lengths from the 1000 Guineas before failing to justify favouritism from the German equivalent.
„If she did come back to her Guineas form, then she would have a massive opportunity,“ explained Dascombe.
„She seems in terrific form at home. I’m happy with her and she’s stepping in trip – some cut in the floor would help her, however, she goes with a opportunity that is live.
„She remained a mile well last year, which means you would think the 10 furlongs now ought to be a large advantage to her.“
Mick Appleby is anticipating Large Country to go close, following his return to something in Doncaster last week.
He finished fourth behind the floor that was drying and the remarkable Fox Tal will likely be in his own favour.
„He’s in great order and conducted a lot better last week, revealing much longer, and he will have come ,“ said Appleby.
„The ground is coming in his favour now, and I think he ought to have a good chance.
„Looking at the figures, there is not much between a lot of them and onto his best form I believe he’d have a excellent chance. I don’t think he’ll be too far off.“
Richard Fahey conducts 2, Forest Ranger crammed with a Group two penalty and Exhort carrying out a bigger one to get winning a Listed race in Pontefract.
Perhaps the one is Keith Dalgleish’s What’s The Story, winner of two large handicaps at York this season and stepping for the very first time.

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