Today's Horse Racing Tips | Tuesday 22nd May 2018

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Ayr - Tuesday 22nd May 2018

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  • 14:00 - Weddings At Western House Hotel Fillies' Novice Stakes

    SUGAR COATING has filled second place in both of her starts to date and this is an ideal opportunity for the daughter of Dutch Art to earn her first victory. Columbia Kid is the pick of the rest with form but the main threat to the selection may prove to be Fairy Falcon. The daughter of Sepoy is a half-sister to high-class sprinters Tangerine Trees and Alpha Delphini, and connections had to part with 190,000gns to secure her as a yearling.

  • 14:35 - Book Direct At Western House Hotel Handicap (Div 1)

    Plenty of these arrive here with valid claims but the preference is for GONE WITH THE WIND, who arrives here on the back of an encouraging effort at Musselburgh a few weeks ago. A 1lb drop in the ratings for that effort may be generous and his last turf win came over this course and distance. Thornaby Nash has to be respected given his recent victory, while Pepys and Rioja Day complete the shortlist.

  • 15:05 - Book Direct At Western House Hotel Handicap (Div 2)

    REBEL STATE ran well to finish second to an in-form rival on his seasonal return a few weeks ago and and he can be supported to go one better this afternoon. Harbour Patrol is a recent winner who should be in the mix once again this afternoon. Others to consider in an open event are Adventureman, Colour Contrast and Palindrome.

  • 15:35 - Book For The Ayrshire Magazine Noughties Racenight Handicap

    There was just half a length splitting Smugglers Creek and Donnelly's Rainbow when second and third respectively in a class 5 handicap at Musselburgh and that pair should both run well again, but a chance is taken on the Irish raider DREAM SLEEP. The Rip Van Winkle filly was far from disgraced when eighth of 30 on her comeback run in a fiercely competitive handicap at the Curragh and her handler knows what it takes to win here, boasting a course record of three from 10 over the last five years.

  • 16:10 - Celebrate At Award Winning Western House Hotel Handicap

    It might pay to side with SULTAN BAYBARS in what looks a tricky puzzle for punters to solve. Not only has Daniel Tudhope chosen him over ultra-consistent stablemate Hajjam, but a 2lb drop for finishing fourth in a similarly competitive handicap at Chester looks more than fair. Masham Star faces his easiest assignment for some time and seems sure to run well, while six-time course winner Jay Kay is worth a market check at the very least on his seasonal reappearance.

  • 16:45 - Conferences At Ayr Racecourse Handicap

    Afandem has plenty of back class but he hasn't built on his near miss at Wolverhampton in February quite as hoped, including on turf at Yarmouth last time, so the vote instead goes to GOLDEN STEPS, who has dropped 15lb in the ratings since November and hinted a form revival was imminent when fifth over 7f at Newcastle last time. Any money for Irish raider Plough Boy, who has been consistent on the all-weather this year, would also be notable.

  • 17:15 - Western House Hotel Coastal Getaway Handicap

    Druid's Diamond has been knocking hard on the door over 1m4f on recent outings and should be thereabouts once more, though narrow preference is for Irish raider JOHN HONEYMAN, who was narrowly touched off over a similar trip at Dundalk last time out and has dropped to a workable mark at present. C&D winner Haymarket is 1lb lower than his last winning mark and could feasibly play a supporting role.

  • 17:45 - Book Now For The Scottish Sun Raceday Handicap (Lady Amateur Riders)

    Irish raider NORTHERN SKY was thwarted by a neck over 1m4f at Tipperary earlier in the month but is expected to build on that effort and gain compensation now granted this stiffer test. Recent Newcastle second Archibelle drops back from 2m and should be keeping on well late in the day. Others to consider are recent 1m6f Wetherby third Calliope and Carthage, the latter of whom is having his second run for Mick Appleby.

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