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Ayr Racing Tips: Lots more to come from My Astra

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Adam Houghton outlines the Timeform view on Wednesday's card at Ayr

"My Astra's reappearance is likely to have blown the cobwebs away and she is very much the type to go on improving as a four-year-old."

Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Ayr on Wednesday.

NAP: My Astra has a massive chance

My Astra - 15:20 Ayr

My Astra looked rusty after six months off when third in a listed race at Kempton last time, going in snatches before keeping on well in the final furlong to pass the post just a head and a neck behind the winner. My Astra's reappearance is likely to have blown the cobwebs away and she is very much the type to go on improving as a four-year-old. After all, this will be just the fifth start of her career for the in-form William Haggas (15 winners from 35 runners in the last 14 days), while the return to a mile and a quarter here will also play to her strengths.

NEXT BEST: Lullaby Bay is a leading contender

Lullaby Bay - 16:25 Ayr

Lullaby Bay is unbeaten in two starts in handicaps, showing improved form to get off the mark at Beverley at the beginning of this month and then defying a penalty to follow up at Thirsk five days later. She only won by half a length on the last occasion, but the manner of her victory suggests she was value for extra, always holding after being produced to lead inside the final furlong. A strong-travelling filly, Lullaby Bay is clearly going the right way and she could still be ahead of the handicapper from a 12 lb higher mark than when her winning sequence began.

EACH-WAY: Maysong looks the solid option

Maysong - 15:55 Ayr

Maysong is on a losing run stretching back to December 2019, but he has been performing well in defeat recently, including when filling the runner-up spot at Chepstow last time. He was beaten just a length and a quarter at Chepstow and the handicapper has left his mark unchanged on the back of that effort. It's surely just a matter of time before he resumes winning ways and it will be disappointing if he doesn't at least hit the frame here in a wide-open handicap.

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