Racing tips: Vintage owner walking on Ayr?

Vintage Clouds (left) is backed to shine at Ayr on Saturday
Vintage Clouds (left) is backed to shine at Ayr on Saturday

Owner Trevor Hemmings expressed his dismay last week as Vintage Clouds missed out at Aintree, but compensation awaits in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

He only made it to fourth reserve for the big race on Merseyside, but what was a negative for Aintree is a definite plus in terms of Ayr, and he really impressed in his prep event for this.

Fighting Irish can surprise Expert Eye during the Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes held at Newbury.

While owner Khalid Abdullah could be out of luck with Expert Eye, Gavota can win the Dubai Duty Free Stakes.

She hit the bar a couple of times in Pattern company, enjoying no kind of luck in running when third in the Rockfel.

She also did not enjoy the best draw when only beaten a neck in the Oh So Sharp Stakes on her final outing of 2017.

Defoe can get back on track in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes, while Gilgamesh is well worth supporting in the Elite Racing Club Supporting Greatwood Spring Cup Handicap.

Humbolt Current will be the centre of attention in the first division of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes.


Bangor: 2.10 Red Hanrahan, 2.45 Don Lami, 3.20 Zalgarry, 3.55 Come On Charlie, 4.30 The Jam Man, 5.00 Bluefortytwo

Limerick: 1.50 Bond Street, 2.25 Most Gifted, 3.00 Amthaal, 3.35 Cash In Mind, 4.10 Warnaq, 4.45 Shes Queen, 5.20 Song Of The Sky.

Nottingham: 4.35 Fareeq, 5.10 Hua Hin, 5.40 Mazboon, 6.15 Echo, 6.45 Chelsea Lad, 7.15 Loujain, 7.45 Jasi.

Thirsk: 1.55 Smart Illusion, 2.30 Tommy G, 3.05 Commander Cole, 3.40 Little Boy Blue, 4.15 Tuff Rock, 4.50 Pacific Fleet, 5.25 Symposing, 5.55 Kroy.

Wolverhampton: 6.00 Wahaab, 6.30 Swendab, 7.00 Island Cloud, 7.30 Ravenhoe, 8.00 Elysees, 8.30 Elgin, 9.00 Air Ministry

Ayr: 1.45 Marracudja, 2.20 Peregrine Run, 2.55 Chesterfield, 3.30 Adrien Du Pont, 4.05 VINTAGE CLOUDS (NAP), 4.40 Soul Emotion, 5.15 Big Robin, 5.50 Legal Eyes.

Newbury: 1.25 Humbolt Current, 2.00 Defoe, 2.35 Gavota, 3.10 Fighting Irish, 3.45 Gilgamesh, 4.20 Infrastructure, 4.55 Shareef Star, 5.30 Adamant.