Timeform Shortlist: Ayr, Friday 21 September

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"...a 3 lb rise may not prevent him going one better here."

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1.30 Al Maktoum College, Dundee/British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (4) (D.I) 7f50y

Timeform Top Rated
94p 6. GUILDHALL Ralph Beckett Harry Bentley
91 2. THEATRE OF WAR Keith Dalgleish David Probert
90p 1. MUST SEE THE DOC Iain Jardine Daniel Tudhope

Analyst's Verdict:
Guildhall produced a promising first effort when third at Sandown 3 weeks ago and he ought to go close if building on that as expected. Must See The Doc hasn't been seen since winning at Doncaster in June but should have more to offer over this new trip. Theatre of War would also come into the reckoning if transferring his recent AW form back to turf.

2.00 Al Maktoum College, Dundee/British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (4) (D.II) 7f50y

Timeform Top Rated
90 7. SENSE OF BELONGING Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves
87 2. JOZA A. P. Keatley Sam James
84 1. FIVE AMARONES R. Mike Smith Paddy Mathers

Analyst's Verdict:
Irish-raider Joza possibly just needed the run at Down Royal 2 weeks ago, and he looks interesting on the pick of his form in a fairly weak race. City Tour is an interesting newcomer and would not need to be anything out of the ordinary to make a winning start. Sense of Belonging could get back on track after being gelded.

2.30 Shadwell Stallions Nursery Handicap (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
98p 9. LIGHTNING ATTACK Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan
92 2. KOLOSSUS Michael Dods Connor Beasley
91 6. GLORIOUS CHARMER Ed Walker David Egan

Analyst's Verdict:
Lightning Attack proved himself on a soft surface when finishing strongly for second at Hamilton last week and can go one better off the same mark. Dream of Honour leaves the impression he could have a bigger performance in him now venturing into handicap company for the first time. C&D winner Kolossus and Karl Burke's Shallow Hal also make the shortlist.

3.05 Shadwell Stud/EBF Stallions Harry Rosebery Stakes (Listed) (1) 5f

Timeform Top Rated
113 7. LIFE OF RILEY K. R. Burke Ben Curtis
112 3. COSMIC LAW Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan
110 9. DEIA GLORY Scott Dixon Kieran O'Neill

Analyst's Verdict:
Cosmic Law hasn't raced on soft ground since his impressive win at Epsom on Oaks Day and can bounce back with a bang in first-time headgear. Vintage Brut and Junius Brutus are others who are proven under the conditions and they head the dangers.

3.35 Al Maktoum Cup Arran Scottish Fillies' Sprint Stakes (Listed) (1) 5f110y

Timeform Top Rated
120 4. MAGICAL DREAMER James Fanshawe George Wood
119? 7. PERFECT ANGEL Richard Hughes Shane Kelly
116+ 13. GOLDEN SPELL John Patrick Murtagh Ben Curtis

Analyst's Verdict:
Magical Dreamer quickly got back on the up when resuming winning ways at Chelmsford last month and looks well worth a crack at this level with conditions no problem. Intense Romance and Golden Spell also tick plenty of the right boxes and are others to consider.

4.10 William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup Handicap (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
106 25. ROYAL RESIDENCE James Tate David Allan
105 12. GABRIAL THE DEVIL Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan
104 11. DALTON Julie Camacho Callum Rodriguez

Analyst's Verdict:
Dalton improved again when just failing in a useful Thirsk handicap 3 weeks ago and the lightly-raced 4-y-o gets the tentative vote in a typically-competitive renewal. Royal Residence, Kenny The Captain, and Adam's Ale are chief among the many dangers.

4.45 Bam Properties Ltd Handicap (3) 2m1f105y

Timeform Top Rated
100 4. ARROWTOWN Michael Easterby Ger O'Neill (5)
97+ 3. DOMINATING Mark Johnston Franny Norton
97 1. NORTHWEST FRONTIER Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
Arrowtown justified strong support when regaining the winning thread at Thirsk earlier this month and, with the step back up in trip holding no fears, she is fancied to go very well again. Northwest Frontier and Dominating are others to consider.

5.20 H&V Commissioning Services Ltd Handicap (5) 1m

Timeform Top Rated
90 7. MAKE ME Tim Easterby Jason Hart
89 8. RINCE DEIREANACH J. J. Lambe Paul Hanagan
87 11. GALLUS Keith Dalgleish Connor Beasley

Analyst's Verdict:
Make Me was nicely clear of the rest when runner-up on soft ground at Carlisle last month and a 3 lb rise may not prevent him going one better here. Irish raider Rince Deireanach made a sound start for her current yard when fourth at Leopardstown and could go well under Hanagan, while the selection's stablemate Power Sail proved himself on testing ground last time and is also respected.


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