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Timeform Daily Double: Bletchley sets the standard and can get back on track at Ayr

A nice 11/4 winner for the boffins on Friday at Ayr and they try to sign off the Festival with a double

Bletchley, Ayr 14:00

Bletchley is well worth another chance in this Group 3 for two-year-old fillies after being a beaten favourite in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket in July.

She had a couple of possible excuses on the day for her below-par run; encountering fast ground for the first time and being turned out just three weeks on from her hard-fought second in the Albany at Royal Ascot.

She sets the standard in this race on that second, and is expected to get her career back on track now returning to a slower surface and having been given a more substantial break.

 

Nietzche, Ayr 17:30

Nietzche has turned a corner since joining Brian Ellison and has continued to progress this season, producing his best performance to date when winning a six-runner race at Catterick last month.

He did well to win that day given that the field didn’t seem to really go fast enough for him, and he was value for more than the three-quarter length winning distance suggests. A 5 lb rise in the weights still leaves him on a competitive mark, and he is expected to run well with this bigger field and stronger pace likely to suit.

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