Timeform Shortlist: Ayr, Thursday 29 November

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"...made a promising handicap debut when second here 15 days ago and looks capable of winning from this sort of mark"

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12.10 Caledonia Best Maiden Hurdle (5) (D.I) 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
This is unlikely to take much winning and market confidence for point-winner Buster Valentine would look significant. Ride The Lightning showed plenty on the Flat and is one to note on return from a long absence.

Timeform Top Rated
95p 3. DUNLY James Ewart Brian Hughes
94p 4. EMISSAIRE Lucinda Russell Blair Campbell (5)
85 9. JESSIEMAC Ian Duncan Conor O'Farrell


12.45 Caledonia Best Maiden Hurdle (5) (D.II) 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
Dali Mail showed plenty in bumpers before finding a Grade 2 too competitive at Aintree in April and rates a big player on hurdles bow. Peters Cousin and Not The Chablis are others to consider.

Timeform Top Rated
115 9. PETERS COUSIN Nicky Richards Ryan Day (3)
113 3. DARK RULER Jason Ward Jamie Hamilton
106p 8. SPORTING PRESS Keith Dalgleish Brian Hughes


1.20 Tennent's Lager Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m5f91y

Analyst's Verdict:
Sunny Destination made a promising handicap debut when second here 15 days ago and looks capable of winning from this sort of mark. Niceandeasy is still only a 5-y-o so should have more to offer, while the in-form Mighty Thunder also needs respecting.

Timeform Top Rated
128 11. SUNNY DESTINATION George Bewley Craig Nichol
127 3. NICEANDEASY Keith Dalgleish Brian Hughes
126 5. ROAD TO GOLD N. W. Alexander Lucy Alexander


1.55 Loch Katrine Handicap Chase (4) 3m20y

Analyst's Verdict:
Beau Sancy is much improved since joining this yard, winning all 3 starts, and the 4-timer looks on the cards. Geronimo is feared most after a promising chase debut at Hexham.

Timeform Top Rated
132+ 7. BEAU SANCY Olly Murphy Gavin Sheehan
129p 6. GERONIMO Sandy Thomson Rachael McDonald (5)
129 11. ONDERUN George Bewley Craig Nichol


2.25 Oliver McCann A Mighty Sporting Man Novices' Chase (4) 2m5f110y

Analyst's Verdict:
Uppertown Prince won over hurdles here in March before an excellent fourth in the Sefton at Aintree. He rates a fine staying novice chase prospect and could make a winning start in this sphere at the expense of the race-fit pair No Hassle Hoff and Kalahari Queen.

Timeform Top Rated
155p 1. NO HASSLE HOFF Dan Skelton Daryl Jacob
150p 7. KALAHARI QUEEN Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan
123? 5. SLANEMORE HILL Chris Grant Danny Cook


3.00 Wellpark Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m3f110y

Analyst's Verdict:
Choochoobugaloo shaped well when second on her recent first run for Sam England. There's always a danger a second outing in quick succession could find her out but the manner in which she travelled suggests she's on a good mark and she's worth a chance to confirm that promise. Bingo d'Olivate is well treated and merits respect on first run for James Ewart. Pump Road completes the shortlist.

Timeform Top Rated
111 5. BINGO D'OLIVATE James Ewart Brian Hughes
110 7. LASTIN' MEMORIES Sandy Forster Thomas Willmott (7)
107 8. URIAH HEEP R. Mike Smith Stephen Mulqueen (3)


3.30 Magners Original Novices' Hurdle (4) 3m70y

Analyst's Verdict:
Vinnie Lewis has the prospect of an uncontested lead and can follow up his Southwell win. Bodacious Name could emerge as the biggest threat ahead of Caerleon Kate. 135 1. VINNIE LEWIS Harry Whittington Harry Bannister

Timeform Top Rated
126 6. CAERLEON KATE Colin A. McBratney Brian Hughes
125 3. CRAIGANBOY N. W. Alexander Grant Cockburn (3)


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