Four time course winner Presenting Junior goes for win number five in Ayr’s feature race.
One of the races won in the past by Martin Todhunter’s horse was the 2015 Class 1 Listed Hillhouse Quarry Chase at the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival and if he brings that form to the three-mile Watch Racinguk Free With Month Trial Handicap Chase at 1.40pm he will be hard to beat.
The ROA/Racing Post Owner’s Jackpot Novices’ Handicap Chase over two and a half miles has attracted 11 runners including Orioninverness from the in-form Lucinda Russell yard.
Final race of the day is a national hunt flat race over two miles and Kim Bailey sends Cascaye on the 700 mile round trip form his Cheltenham yard and stable jockey David Bass also makes the long journey.
Elsewhere, Outrage can atone for a genuine hard-luck story on his last run when he lines up beneath the Kempton floodlights.
The four-year-old gelding was well fancied in a solid five-furlong handicap at Chelmsford last month, but Lady Luck was not playing ball.
Outrage bounced gamely into contention from off the pace, with Rob Hornby keen to find a pocket of space towards the rail inside the final furlong.
Unfortunately for his supporters, all roads were blocked for Hornby’s partner, who lost crucial momentum when it mattered. Outrage finished fourth, beaten just under two lengths by Silvanus, but would have unquestionably got much closer had he enjoyed better fortune.
The 32Red Handicap is a step up in grade, but not many of his rivals comes into this race on top of their form. Moreover, a 3lb rise for his Chelmsford effort is negated by the wise appointment of champion apprentice jockey Josephine Gordon.
A winner at Haydock and at Yarmouth in the summer, trainer Daniel Kubler will rightly approach this next challenge confident of a big run.