The Punt Daily: Tom Collins with two to follow on Sunday
Kevin Ryan often runs his best juveniles at this course and Ayutthaya, who was well fancied to win on debut at Hamilton and looked like doing so for the most of the way, can score under Tom Eaves. Sent off the 5-2 favourite on soft ground, the son of Lope De Vega led at a steady pace before quickening up well two furlongs out. His stamina then ebbed away over the 1m½f trip and he got collared on the line by another promising newcomer. The step back in trip looks crucial and he can put his experience to good use.
Shown a lot of improvement since joining Ger Lyons' yard from Richard Fahey – winning on his first start before finishing sixth and third in big-fields handicaps behind the reopposing Tithonus. On both occasions he was held out the back before coming with a strong late challenge and going down by a length. Only up 1lb since his last run, and back half a furlong in trip, Celebration has a nice berth in stall six and given he goes well fresh, the break since July should've done him the world of good.
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