THE Flat season at Ayr continues on Monday, June 3, with a competitive six-race card on offer at the track. 

Racing gets underway at 2.15pm with a maiden stakes in class six before rounding off at 4.45pm as ten runners head to the stalls for a class five handicap for three-year-old’s. 

The first race on the card (2.15pm) sees a small but select field of four head to post for the six furlong maiden stakes in class six.

Haazeez very much caught they eye when finishing in midfield at Newbury and is the selection in the opener to get off the winning mark from Electrolyte, who was a £225,000 purchase as a two-year-old and is a half-brother to three winners so on paper, makes plenty of appeal. 

Race two (2.45pm) sees nine runneras head to post for the class six handicap over the 1m5f trip.

Course and distance winner Desert Quest, trained by Ewan Whillians, arrives bang in form off a second of seven in a Musselburgh handicap last time out and was a previous winner at Newcastle back in January and looks the one to be beat here.

Of his rivals, perhaps Yakhabar is the chief threat, third of seven in a handicap at this course last time out and is weighted to go well. 

The third race on the Ayr card arrives at 3.15pm and eight runners will take on the one mile handicap in class six.

Young Fire runs off a much reduced mark here for trainer David O’Meara and is a big player off the back of a fine third of 11 in a Redcar handicap on his last spin.

Unexposed Irish raider Little Empire rates as the main danger, a winner at Wolverhampton in April who is making his debut on turf at Ayr. 

Ten runners will head to the stalls for race four of the afternoon, the one-mile handicap in class four (3.45pm).

Vocal Studies was a winner for his new yard last time out and is expected to go well once again here for the Roger Fell team.

Two course and distance winners in Boy Douglas and Alpine Sierra cannot be discounted here with both having got a run under the belts earlier this month which should see them strip fitter at Ayr. 

The penultimate race on the card can go the way of aptly-named Ayr Poet for trainer Jim Goldie in the 1m2f handicap (4.15pm).

Ayr Poet is a five-time course winner here and clearly loves the place, also finishing third at Ayr when last seen in a handicap on May 22 and has a superb record at the track.

Redondo is another worth considering, landing a second win of the season at Hamilton 17 days ago and can defy a 5lb rise. 

Finally, the card comes to a close with the ten-runner handicap over seven furlongs at 4.45pm and preference in the finale goes to Monhammer, who surprised a few on seasonal reappearance when winning over course and distance 20 days ago and he is taken to back that up, despite being an unpredictable sort. 

Ayr selections - Monday (via Betway)

  • 2.15pm - Haazeez
  • 2.45pm - Desert Quest
  • 3.15pm - Young Fire
  • 3.45pm - Vocal Studies
  • 4.15pm - Ayr Poet
  • 4.45pm - Monhammer