RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (WEDNESDAY)

14:50 Nottingham Primanora enters handicap company for the first time after three unsuccessful attempts to shake off her maiden tag. Finishing fourth on all three of her starts she’s shown plenty of promise and with Silvestre De Sousa booked for the ride this lightly raced four year old could surprise a few. Notable danger Wahiba has to be given the upmost respect representing a top yard and winning at Yarmouth last time out. An eight pound rise for her success however makes this a tall order. Roman Holiday has barely put a foot wrong in her last four starts but with an absence of over 220 days to overcome a lot is taken on trust and she may need this run to dust off the cobwebs. Another to note hails from Scott Dixon’s yard who considers Nottingham his home from home. Socialites Red is a former course and distance winner who could sneak a place. PRIMANORA (WIN) – NAP

20:40 Ayr Having only finished outside of the top four twice in their last eight starts here at Ayr Dark Crystal clearly loves the west coast of Scotland. Returning to her beloved venue this six year old has a great chance of going close once again. Now residing off a handicap mark five pounds lower than her most recent win Linda Perrett’s charge looks great value to put in another bold showing. Fellow course and distance winner Reinforced is another runner who’s record here at Ayr reads well and can’t be readily discounted despite their odds. Marjorie Fife’s Kensington Palace returns to action just 24 hours after his last run where he put in a very promising second placed finish at Redcar. Clearly progressing but as a maiden a lot has to be taken on trust and I couldn’t be overly confident backing him as the current market principle. DARK CRYSTAL (E/W)

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