Shep bounced back from a disappointing effort earlier in the week at Thirsk when getting up just on the line under Jimmy at Ayr
"This was strongly run and represents solid form for the grade. The runner-up led everywhere bar the line. SHEPHERD'S PURSE rocketed home and snatched an unlikely victory. Having only his fourth start for Ruth Carr, he'd been narrowly beaten at Pontefract off this mark earlier this month before failing to fire when favourite at Thirsk last time. Now 3-31, it appeared he was ideally suited by coming off a strong pace."
Racing Post, 2019