Here’s a quick rundown of advice from Planet Sport, with some more details about our horses highlighted below. You can follow all the latest race maps and results using our live center in Ayr.
Selections (all Ayr):
14.19 Pearl of Qatar
14.54 Vega Love
15.29 Air pursuit
16.39 FIRST IMPRESSION (NAP)
17.10 Scottish Dancer
Rez should be lucky for the third time in the Virgin Bet Maiden Stakes.
A full brother to the clever Happy Romance, Rez showed great promise in his first race at Wolverhampton, making up a lot of ground to finish fourth.
He was expected to be among the lights on his second attempt, again over six furlongs, at Pontefract earlier this month.
He charged late to take the lead, but Hougoumont issued his challenge even later and grabbed glory by a short header, but a repeat of that should surely be good enough to knock Rez off the mark for Richard Fahey.
14.54 Vega Love
Love De Vega is the Virgin Bet Handicap pick after a narrow defeat at Ascot on his last start.
The three-year-old started the campaign late, coming back with a win at the end of July and despite a slightly disappointing next run, he still looks very firmly to the upgrade.
Beaten by three-quarter lengths in a competitive round at Ascot, Love De Vega may not have quite made it home over a steep seven furlongs, with a brisk early pace ensuring it was a very good one. test.
The handicapper left him on an unchanged mark of 86 after this third place, which could prove indulgent for the competitor of Charlie and Mark Johnston.
4:39 p.m.: FIRST IMPRESSION (NAP)
First Impression can claim a third victory in four visits to Ayr in the Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Handicap in Ayr.
John Quinn’s five-year-old scored an 85 in the last gold here a few years ago and came in 5 pounds lighter in the weights.
He’s lost 1 pound since his last outing here a few weeks ago, when he was only beaten by a few lengths in fourth place, and any rain would help his cause.