14:20 Ayr

SHY HI BYE was headed in the dying strides when touched off at Newcastle on her final start of last season. William Haggas' filly looks the type to do better with that experience under her belt and she is taken to make a winning reappearance. The biggest threat may emerge from Mutamanni, who offered something to work with on his fourth-placed debut at Yarmouth earlier in the month. Strike Rate should fare better on this drop in trip.
Prediction : 1st Shy Hi Bye 2nd Mutamanni 3rd Strike Rate

14:50 Ayr

NAZCA recorded a sixth victory on the all-weather when landing the spoils at Newcastle in March. Although the five-year-old has struggled to make an impact on turf racing off lower marks in the past, his improvement since last summer can be attributed to the drop to 6f. The Oasis Dream gelding could follow up here, possibly at the main expense of Doon The Glen, who arrives on the back of a close-up second at Hamilton last Friday. Warminster is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Nazca 2nd Doon The Glen 3rd Warminster

15:20 Ayr

Heartache Tonight will need to build on her reappearance fourth in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month and, despite being the highest-rated contender, she could be worth taking on. The returning MISTRAL STAR made rapid progress towards the end of last season's campaign, as evidenced by a fine second in a Listed event in France, and she could take this en route to bigger things. Snowcapped and Red Danielle are also worth a second look.
Prediction : 1st Mistral Star 2nd Heartache Tonight 3rd Snowcapped

15:50 Ayr

KELPIE GREY has won four of his last five starts and has another major chance under a 5lb penalty for an all-the-way success over 7f here eight days ago. If anything, this is a slightly weaker race, which goes some way to combatting the return to racing over a mile. There are dangers aplenty, though, with the likes of Nikovo and Jackhammer both players from competitive marks, while Trais Fluors would be a threat if on a going day.
Prediction : 1st Kelpie Grey 2nd Nikovo 3rd Jackhammer

16:20 Ayr

SOUND REASON may have been expensive to follow since his most recent success, but he finds himself on an attractive mark as a result and looks worth another chance on these terms. Rated 86 at his best for his previous yard, a current assessment of 70 is too appealing to ignore as he makes just his third appearance for David O'Meara. Several others hold solid claims, with Paddy's Day, Match Play and Impressor all suggested as shortlist material.
Prediction : 1st Sound Reason 2nd Paddys Day 3rd Match Play

16:55 Ayr

Jean Baptiste has filled the runner-up spot the last twice, including over track and trip when Glasses Up was a place behind, and he should remain competitive off an unchanged mark compared to his most recent second at Newcastle. However, the vote goes to BORN RULER, who returned from a 223-day break to hit the crossbar at Lingfield, despite being too free. The drop from 1m4f looks a good move and, with Luke Morris back on board, he might be the one to beat. Recent C&D winner Pol Roger is another to note.
Prediction : 1st Born Ruler 2nd Jean Baptiste 3rd Pol Roger

17:30 Ayr

BRAES OF DOUNE made a pleasing return to action when denied by just under a length at Newcastle in January and he is only 1lb higher for that effort. Jim Goldie's six-year-old remains on a workable mark and can go one better. The main danger might be Balqaa, who has been thereabouts at this level on each of her last three starts and should go well again, while Retirement Beckons is another to keep an eye on.
Prediction : 1st Braes Of Doune 2nd Balqaa 3rd Retirement Beckons