Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (scheduled race), 2m½f
The ultra-consistent Malystic looks to bounce back from victory after unseating his driver last time out. The Dan Skelton-trained Hatcher has been out of shape since two wins last summer, but is now just 2 pounds heavier than the second of them as Sebastopol looks to back up his first win over hurdles.
TOP TIP: SEVASTOPOL
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Graeme Rodway’s Saturday Banker in Wolverhampton
Play Pick 6 at BetVictor Novices’ Handicap Hurdle, 2m3f
Scoring is unbeaten in two starts since joining Fergal O’Brien and will be looking to pull off the treble. Listed winner Rainyday Woman, trained by Paul Nicholls, is looking to put a losing streak from last time behind her and pick up the winning thread.
TOP TIP: BROTHER IN ARMS
Far from falling from grace when sixth in grade 2 novice at Kempton; still has untapped potential
CPMS Novice Champion Handicap Chase, 3m
Dusart is the only Nicky Henderson runner on the Ayr card and looks to be the winner coming into handicap after competing in the Grade 1 Brown Advisory at Cheltenham. He sounds Russian bids for a four-stroke with Doyen Breed, The Golden Rebel and Lord Accord among the opposition.
TOP TIP: DUSART
Creditable fifth in Brown Advisory at Cheltenham Festival; strong claims about handicap debut
Download BetVictor App Cond’ Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase, 2m7½f
The Venetia Williams yard is enjoying a good season and sends out First Figaro, who has won his last two starts. Course and distance winner Indy Five is another player and will be looking to back up his win here last time.
TOP TIP: PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Signals back to the form of the last time; goes well on good ground; one to consider
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Scottish Champion Choral Hurdle (Grade 2), 2m
Milkwood is banking on back-to-back successes in this race for Neil Mulholland and Sam Twiston-Davies. West Cork lead the opposition from Dan and Harry Skelton having won the Greatwood Hurdle earlier in the season. Onemorefortheroad, who finished ahead of the Skelton runner at Ascot in December, and Anna Bunina, who was second last year, are among the other players.
TOP TIP: ONE MORE FUTURE
Not disgraced in the soft ground Imperial Cup; progressive in good/good to mild; lead actor
British EBF BetVictor racingtohelpukraine.uk “NH” Mares ‘Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2), 2m4½f
Noel Williams won this race in 2016 and is looking for another victory with Speech Bubble, who finished second to Love Envoi last time. Undefeated Corey’s Courage is a talented mare who remains unexposed on the trip.
TOP TIP: SPEECH BUBBLE
She won on course and distance before running well at Sandown behind a mare she followed at Cheltenham
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Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices’ Chase (Grade 2), 2m4½f
Having run into Arkle winner Edwardstone a couple of times this season and performing well, Do Your Job is looking to get a deserved win from Graded on the board. Paul Nicholls, who has won this race three times in the last ten years, runs Il Ridoto, while Minella Drama goes for Donald McCain in what is an open contest.
TOP TIP: DO YOUR JOB
He challenged the maximum weight in the Newcastle handicap last time; he has the best opportunity in the weights
Scottish Coral Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3), 4m
The main race of the day with 24 runners in what is sure to be a hotly contested race. Nigel Twiston-Davies has a good record in the race with three wins and Fantastikas mounts. The Ferry Master and Hill Sixteen bet on Scottish trainer Sandy Thomson. Could the Irish spoil the party? His three runners Stormy Judge, History Of Fashion and Streets Of Doyen are all in the mix.
TOP TIP: STORM JUDGE
The form from last March’s win at Navan is solid and this step forward on the journey could be fitting.
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Race 1, 1.35 Newbury: BROTHERS IN ARMS
Race 2, 1.50 Ayr: DUSART
Race 3, 2.10 Newbury: PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Race 4, 2.25 Ayr: ONE MORE FUTURE
Race 5, 2.45 Newbury: SPEECH BUBBLE
Race 6, 3.00 Ayr: DO YOUR JOB
Race 7, 3.35 Ayr: STORMY JUDGE
Saturday race previews:
1.15 Ayr: Is it worth taking on the favorite Sevastopol in the listed handicap chase?
1.50 Ayr: His talent is undeniable, but can Dusart attack despite his short response time?
2.25 Ayr: Expert analysis and key coach quotes for the Scottish hurdles champion at Ayr
2.45 Newbury: Which trainer thinks his mare will ‘run a great race’ in Grade 2?
3.00 Ayr: ‘It’s a red-hot race’: Rookie Hunters face off in Tier 2 Future Champions
3.35 Ayr: ‘She’s in great shape’ – Christian Williams on his Scottish national leading duo
3.35 Ayr: Runner by Runner Guide: Key Quotes and Star Ratings for the Scottish Grand National
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FIRST PUBLICATION 7:00 am, APRIL 2, 2022