13:00 Ayr

Hard to look past the thriving DANDY MAESTRO (best price 13/8) as he eyes up the hat-trick at Ayr on Wednesday. He has relished the drop back in trip winning gamely at Nottingham last month having been denied a run when coming through. He stayed on strongly at the line to get up under Hayley Turner. He ran in an apprentice event at Newbury last week and quickened away like a well handicapped horse. The second Grey Fox is a fair yardstick so it was an impressive performance for the level. A 5lb penalty looks unlikely to stop him and I’m expecting him to be a well backed favourite come post time. Gleneagles filly Cosa Sara beat a couple of subsequent winners over track and trip last month and looks the main danger if running to that sort of level again. Otto Oyl looks the only other conceivable threat having shaped well again when second at Nottingham last time.

15:10 Yarmouth

I know he only finished fourth in the end but I thought DIAMOND CUTTER (best price 7/4) showed more than enough at Goodwood on reappearance to suggest he can win a race like this. He seemed to appreciate the switch to more prominent tactics and I can see him looking to lead here under Spencer. This son of Harzand should prove a fair bit better than his current mark of 66 in time and this looks a good opportunity for him to shed the maiden-tag. Tazaman lacks the potential of the selection but did win twice last season and has to be respected on return going up in trip now. Hidden Pearl is still a maiden and she might need the run here on return. Cloudy Rose at least has fitness on side and wasn’t entirely disgraced when fifth at Chepstow last month but I do think she’ll need another sizeable step forward to get involved here as the top two could be better than this level.