Friday 20 September 2019 9:19 am

Horse Racing Betting Tips: Battle-hardened Orlaith looks the bet in Firth Of Clyde

Bill Esdaile is City A.M. racing editor and managing director of Square in the Air.

LOOKING back at recent winners of the William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes (3.15pm), the majority have arrived at Ayr with plenty of experience under their belts.

Last year’s heroine Queen Of Bermuda was having her eighth start of the campaign and already boasted three wins to her name.

This year’s renewal features several lightly-raced types who unquestionably bring class to the table, but they can be opposed with the streetwise ORLAITH.

With six runs already, including two wins, Iain Jardine’s filly is not only really tough but looks to be crying out for this step up to six furlongs.

She was a brave winner of a Listed contest at Newbury last time and appears to be improving with every start.

This race is likely to have been the plan for some time for Scottish trainer Jardine, not normally associated with flying two-year-olds, and the 7/2 generally available is worth taking.

Lambeth Walk looks a big danger for trainer Archie Watson and she is likely to find these waters a little calmer than the ones she has been contesting of late.

Trainer Richard Fahey is often a man worth following at this meeting and he looks to have a decent chance in the mile handicap (2.00pm).

He has made no secret of the regard in which he holds IRREVERENT and the three-year-old could still be well-ahead of the handicapper.

The son of Iffraaj won well over a mile at Thirsk last time and was an impressive winner of a seven furlong event at Ayr in June, so we know he likes the track.

He receives chunks of weight from the consistent but frustrating Kynren and looks too big at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.


Irreverent e/w 2.00pm Ayr

Orlaith 3.15pm Ayr