After his victory at Ayr on May 30th Grand Canal made a fast return to Ayr on June 17th in the Racing TV Handicap over 1m7f, further than he had gone up to then.  On this occasion it was an easier victory winning by a comfortable one and a half lengths.  Though carrying top weight his rider tried a catch me if you can approach, leading from the start and never looking in danger.  Though raised 7lbs in the handicap for these two Ayr victories he should be able to chalk up more wins if he gets the good to firm ground he loves.