A pair of Listed races are the main attractions on the middle afternoon of Ayr's three-day Gold Cup Meeting on Friday. The seven-race card is underway at 13:40 and concludes at 17:25.
Our tipster has a trio of fancies to follow in Scotland on day two.
Ayr Gold Cup Day Two Predictions
Bickerstaffe to win and each-way - BET NOW
There are plenty in with chances in this Listed Harry Roseberry Stakes. It's been a busy spell for Winter Power and this comes up quickly after her run in the Flying Childers at Doncaster, but she's respected down in grade once again.
She's closely matched on paper with Nomadic Empire and that one will have a chance if in the same sort of form when being inched out in York's Roses Stakes last month (5f, soft).
The one-raced Regional is open to plenty of improvement but hasn't been in action since an impressive start at Pontefract in mid-summer and preference is for Bickerstaffe.
The Mayson colt made a winning start at Hamilton (5f, soft) on the first of the month, delivering a strong finish to win when going away by more than two lengths.
The beaten favourite - having had three starts before - has come out since and run a big race in fourth behind Ubettabelieveit in the aforementioned Flying Childers Stakes and Karl Burke's charge may well be up to stepping straight into Listed class after that impressive winning start.
American Lady to win and each-way - BET NOW
Fozzy Stack plundered a Listed contest on this card 12 months ago with Piece In Paradise and the Irish handler might grab the Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies' Stakes with American Lady.
The daughter of Starspangledbanner was well held in the Harry Roseberry Stakes here a year ago but has shown improved form this term.
She beat a useful rival in Healy's Double at Dundalk on her comeback in February over the minimum distance and was not disgraced there behind Sceptical next time.
Post-lockdown she has run fair races in defeat in Listed/Group 2 company and, in particular, her runner-up effort behind Que Amoro over 5f here in June was interesting.
We may not have seen the very best of her yet and, given she's proven to go well fresh, this could be a good time to catch her with Ben Curtis taking over in the saddle.
Donnelly's Rainbow to win and each-way - BET NOW
He's already a dual course winner here at Ayr (including this trip) and the Rebecca Bastiman-trained Donnelly's Rainbow returns to this track and this meeting, where he won 12 months ago, with strong claims.
After a somewhat disappointing four-race sequence this summer (despite a near-miss in July over 7f at Musselburgh), he hit form at that track 12 days ago under Rowan Scott when quickening away from his rivals for a four-and-a-half-length success.
He's up 4lb but if in the same mood now there's every possibility he defies the assessor. He's had two wins and three placed efforts in his last six starts at Ayr and looks primed for another big run.
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