Through The Card: Ayr, Monday 6 July

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Timeform take you through the card at Ayr on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Ayr on Monday...

"...boasts obvious claims now back over ten furlongs."

Timeform on Compton's Finale

12:40 - Mark Johnston's newcomers are always worth noting, and it could pay to take heed of TWILIGHT LUCY (9) in this card opener. She is a half-sister to several winners, including the smart Stormbringer and the useful Ask Frank, and she certainly makes plenty of appeal on paper on her debut.

13:10 - Back under a fully-fledged rider over this course and distance, JESSIE ALLAN (5) returned to form after nine months of, finishing a creditable third to Marcs Blessings on her return to action last month. She didn't win in 2019 but is one to keep an eye on again now, and she is expected to put up a bold showing here and reverse the placings with her reopposing rival.

13:40 - A dual-winner on the all-weather, FORTAMOUR (5) matched his best form switched to the turf when a close-up third at Ripon last month, shaping well and still looking favourably handicapped. He is a low-mileage four-year-old and is certainly one to keep on the right side of.

14:15 - MARCH LAW (2) showed promise whilst still looking green under pressure when fourth at Haydock on his debut, and he took a big leap forward when second in the Chesham at Royal Ascot last month, running a mighty race from the front. He should prove very difficult to beat if reproducing anywhere near that sort of form here.

14:45 - STITTENHAM WOOD (10) showed signs of ability in both his outings as a juvenile, and he stepped up on those efforts when fourth at Doncaster on his handicap debut last month, seeing out the race well considering he was free early on. There could be more to come from him back over seven furlongs, and with that reappearance run now under his belt, he clearly holds solid claims.

15:15 - COMPTON'S FINALE (2) bounced back to form after seven months off when third at Newcastle last month, challenging approaching the final furlong but finding no extra only late on. He was below form at Redcar on his subsequent outing nine days ago, but can be excused that run after a poor start effectively put paid to his chances, and considering his sole success did come over this course and distance, a good run cannot be ruled out.

15:45 - GLASSES UP (5) was given a considerate reappearance when a well-beaten tenth at Pontefract last month, making no impression but not knocked about all the same, and he built on that effort when resuming winning ways over a mile at this venue two weeks ago, staying on to lead well inside the final furlong. He has been given a chance by the handicapper since his return, and up just 2 lb for his recent win, he boasts obvious claims now back over ten furlongs.

16:15 - RITCHIE STAR (1) has run creditably in two of his three starts since the turn of the year, notably when returning to form to finish a half-length second in a Newcastle handicap back in March. He has an inconsistent profile but does have previous form with give underfoot, and may be worth chancing now stepped back up in trip.

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