Timeform Shortlist: Ayr, Thursday 11 October

Paul Mulrennan
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"She can return to winning ways."

Timeform on Hot Hannah


1.35 Book Christmas Parties At Ayr Racecourse Novice Stakes (5) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
89 7. EPONA Keith Dalgleish Rowan Scott (3)
83p 11. WARNING FIRE Mark Johnston Joe Fanning
63 1. BOBS AUTHORITY L. Smyth Tony Hamilton

Analyst's Verdict:
Epona upped her game under a positive ride over C&D last month and is fancied get off the mark this time. Warning Fire is feared most after her encouraging debut, whilst Pendleton looks the pick of the newcomers.

2.05 Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap (5) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated
94+ 2. COUNTY FAIR Jim Goldie Phil Dennis (3)
93 9. CHINESE SPIRIT R. Mike Smith Paddy Mathers
90 12. SCEALAI AONAIR Gordon Elliott Andrew Breslin (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
County Fair was only having his third start for Jim Goldie when runner-up in a C&D handicap last week and makes plenty of appeal off the same mark here. Recent-winners Sarvi and Alabanza rate the principal dangers.

2.35 Winter Breaks At Western House Hotel Handicap (6) 5f

Timeform Top Rated
78§ 2. HOT HANNAH Michael Dods Paula Muir (5)
77 5. TONI'S A STAR Tony Carroll Ben Curtis
77 8. ROCKLEY POINT Katie Scott Phil Dennis (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Hot Hannah has bounced back to form of late and pulled clear of the remainder when second to an improver at Hamilton last time. She can return to winning ways. Rockley Point and Star Cracker head the list of dangers.

3.10 Western House Hotel Handicap (4) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
100 3. FALMOUTH LIGHT Iain Jardine Callum Rodriguez
99 11. T FOR TANGO Richard John O'Brien Tony Hamilton
96 9. FEEBS Michael Easterby Nathan Evans

Analyst's Verdict:
Falmouth Light has caught the eye in recent starts at this course and looks well worth another crack at this shorter trip (travelled powerfully last time). He can land the spoils. Inexes and Van Gerwen are others to consider.

3.40 Christmas Day At Western House Hotel Handicap (6) (D.I) 7f50y

Timeform Top Rated
81p 8. LONG WOOD J. J. Feane Ray Dawson (5)
80 11. ORIENTELLE Richard Whitaker Cam Hardie
78§ 6. MAJDOOL Noel Wilson Phil Dennis (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Irish-raider Long Wood failed to stay 9.5f on her latest start at Gowran, but is interesting now partnered by a good-value claimer switched to a handicap back down in trip. She receives the vote, with in-form pair Redarna and Tadaany heading up the opposition.

4.10 Good Luck Stephen From Ayr Racecourse Handicap (6) (D.II) 7f50y

Timeform Top Rated
79 3. BENJAMIN THOMAS John Quinn Jason Hart
77 7. LADY SONIA A. Slattery Tony Hamilton
76 5. ROSEMAY R. Mike Smith Ben Robinson (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Benjamin Thomas returned to form after 6 weeks off when runner-up at Hamilton last month and is well treated if able to build on that. Dawn Breaking isn't one to forgot about from his current mark judged on his 2-y-o form. Roaring Forties hinted at a revival last time and is another to consider dropped in class.

4.45 Racegoers Club 50th Anniversary Handicap (5) 7f50y

Timeform Top Rated
95+ 10. HAVANA GO Keith Dalgleish Graham Lee
94 11. MISCHIEF MANAGED Tim Easterby Duran Fentiman
92 13. INGLORIOUS Keith Dalgleish Jason Hart

Analyst's Verdict:
The lightly-raced Havana Go caught the eye on debut for this yard here 9 days ago after 5 months off and is of interest here, especially back at 7f. Mischief Managed and Reinforced are others to consider.

5.15 Racecourse Christmas Tribute Nights Handicap (6) 1m5f26y

Timeform Top Rated
85+ 10. CUBOMANIA Gordon Elliott Joe Fanning
79 2. ZEALOUS Alistair Whillans Dougie Costello
78 12. GET OUT OF JAIL John McConnell Ray Dawson (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Cubomania has made excellent strides forward over hurdles/ fences upon joining Gordon Elliott and he looks worth siding with to confirm his much-improved form back on the level from his lowly mark. Pammi is proving most consistent and is feared, along with Motahassen.

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