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James partners the John Gosden trained Pouvoir Magique in the opening maiden over one mile two furlongs at 1.40 pm and this colt has raced only once, finishing third at Sandown in June.
The pick of the jockey’s three remaining mounts looks to be the Mark Johnston trained Time Charter in the feature race of the afternoon, the totepool racecourse Debit Card Available Handicap over a mile at 4.20 pm. This colt won his maiden at the track a year ago but the filly Lady Normandie, trained by Richard Fahey and due to be ridden by Paul Hanagan looks the one to beat here.
Half of the 12 strong field in the seven furlong handicap at 4.55 pm have won at the track including Vallarta for the inform partnership of jockey Jimmy Sullivan and trainer Ruth Carr.
The concluding amateur riders’ race over five furlongs at 5.30 pm sees highly experienced Carol Bartley take the mount on Roy’s Legacy for trainer Shaun Harris. This eight year-old has won 13 times including over course and distance last May and this combination should be hard to beaty.
Ayr also races on Monday when some promising juveniles will line up in the opening six furlong novice stakes at 2.15 pm. Several big stables are likely to be represented here with Simon Crisford, George Scott, Richard Fahey and Charles Hills among those trainers with entries.
The six furlong handicap that follows half an hour later could go the way of the filly Cheeni who has been running well for Jim Goldie without winning.
The feature race of the afternoon is the five furlong Class 3 handicap due off at 4.55 pm and Iain Jardine drops Mayleaf Shine in class after her run in the Land O’Burns Fillies Stakes Listed race at the track last month.
The afternoon’s action ends with a seven furlong apprentice handicap and Keith Dalgleish has several entries in this contest.
Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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