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Bet of the day: Monday’s racing

Frank Monkhouse | 12 June 2017

Timeless Art our ace at Ayr

A warm welcome to the new sporting week, and Coral’s horse racing punters start with UK and Irish meetings scheduled at Brighton, Pontefract, Windsor, Ayr and Rosscommon. Followers of our previews had their share of winners over the weekend, let’s keep the profits rolling home.

Focussing on the action north of the border, seven races go on the turf of Ayr from 2.00pm. A typically soggy Scottish summer has the early going marked down as soft, meaning we must keep lovers of the conditions close. Follow our Monday NAP below, and there’s race-by-race selections to give you an interest throughout.

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Time looks right for NAP to score

Our ace play on a competitive day at Ayr racecourse goes in the form of Timeless Art in the fourth leg, a one mile one furlong handicap with 10 runners expected to post at 3.30pm. Jockey Clifford Lee takes the ride of this progressive four-year-old, who hasn’t rewarded followers with a winner for a while now, but things finally look to be falling into place for him.

Taking part in what will be his fourth run of the year so far, the selection placed over 7f at Doncaster in April, but followed that up with a couple of uninspiring efforts at Newmarket and Sandown. We don’t think punters should be too harsh on him though, as the bare stats don’t tell the whole story.

Experience should pay

Timeless Art has been mixing it in far better company than he faces here, and hasn’t given himself a showing up when doing so either. The experience gained from that, and dropping back down in grade on Monday, should play to his advantage. He certainly appears to have been given every chance to go and have a crack.

He has won around here before, appearing in the Ayr winner’s enclosure 12 months ago in his only other visit to this venue. The trip also goes down as a positive for backers and there’s much to like about his chances. We’re happy to give Timeless Art the benefit of the doubt.

Ayr selections

2.00 – Safrani

2.30 – Paradise Cove

3.00 – Rubis

3.30 – Timeless Art

4.00 – Vallarta

4.30 – Suwaan

5.00 – Tonto’s Spirit

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