13:00 Sedgefield

The Donald McCain trained MY LITTLE TONI (best priced at 5/1) has shown good form at Sedgefield on her previous two starts and she should hold strong claims back in a handicap. The four-year-old finished 2nd by a short head in a handicap over course and distance last month off a mark of 93 before getting off the mark last time in a three-runner novice hurdle here over 2m4f.

My Little Toni returns to handicaps off a mark of 94 so she is only 1lb higher than when defeated by a short head last month and I expect her to run well with up to five places available.  

My Little Toni - 0.5pts e/w @ 5/1

13:14 Ayr

The Lucinda Russell trained ENGLES ROCK (best priced at 10/3) has two recent course and distance successes to her name and she should run well once again at this venue. The six-year-old won off a mark of 60 in June by ¾ length under Ryan Sexton with the pair pulling 2 ¾ lengths clear of the third. She finished 4th at Newcastle on her next start when unsuited by the drop to 7f on the AW before winning over course and distance 11 days ago. 
Engles Rock won by ½ length that day under Paul Mulrennan and the handicapper has raised her 3lbs for that victory. Connections have booked Ryan Sexton, who is 1/1 on the horse, for the ride to take off 3lbs and I expect her to prove hard to beat. 
 
Engles Rock - 1pt @ 10/3

13:44 Ayr

This doesn’t look the strongest maiden with Shine’s Ambition setting the standard with a rating of 75 but it would be a surprise if UNITED APPROACH (best priced at 11/10) progress past him. The James Tate trained colt finished 5th in a Class 3 novice race earlier this month in a race that is working out well. The winner Revenite followed up in a novice race under a penalty by 2 ¾ lengths on his next start, the second Nammos finished a close 2nd on his next start, the third hasn’t run since but the fourth Hello Deira won on his next start and is now rated 82. 

United Approach only finished a short head behind Hello Deira so on ratings United Approach should have the beating of Shine’s Ambition and I expect him to get off the mark at the second attempt unless the newcomer Quintus Arrius proves to be above average on his debut. 

United Approach - 1pt @ 11/10