Ayr’s two-day March meeting kicks off on Friday, March 8, with the Weatherby’s Raceday and a competitive seven-race card gets the weekend underway at the track. 

Racing kicks off at 2pm with a 10-runner maiden hurdle in class four and then rounds off at 4.30pm with an eight-runner novices hurdle. 

The opener (2pm) will be ran over the 2m distance at Ayr and the selection is for Hazy Glen, a previous bumper winner who has been a runner up on his first two starts over hurdles.

The main threat is likely to come from Ayiko, who is also a previous bumper winner at Ayr, so has the course form. 

Race two of the afternoon (2.30pm) isn’t the strongest contest on paper but could go the way of Cancan, who has finished third on his two previous runs at Musselburgh and can go one better here.

The danger is likely to come from Sword Of Fate, who has a win and second from his three previous runs. 

The third race on the card is up next at 3pm and is a 2m4f handicap hurdle in class five and Follow Charlie, a previous course and distance winner at Ayr is among the favourites to get his head past the post first at Ayr.

Kingston Rock, a solid second at Carlisle on February 19, will provide a stern test in opposition. 

The midway point of the card is reached with the handicap chase at 3.30pm and Arctic Row is the one to beat, having won over course and distance on his previous run at Ayr on February 13. 

Whosmydaddy was an impressive winner at Musselburgh back in February and is the selection for race five of the Ayr card (4pm), though Heretier De Sivola will have a big say having halted a slide when winning over course and distance 24 days ago. 

Finally, the card comes to a close with the 2m4f novices hurdle and it’s a competitive event.

Micks Jet, a Cheltenham bumper winner, landed the odds when getting off the mark at Musselburgh last time around, while Kay Tara Tara has potential after a second at Doncaster last time out. 

Ayr selections for Friday (via Betfair): 2pm - Hazy Glen; 2.30pm - Cancan; 3pm - Follow Charlie; 3.30pm - Arctic Row; 4pm - Whosmydaddy; 4.30pm - Micks Jet.

For more detail on Ayr's forthcoming fixtures see the official Ayr Racecourse website.

(Preview courtesy of Racing TV)