LONGROOM returned to form with a bang at Ripon last month and can carry on the good work in the Bet At racinguk.com Handicap at Ayr.

Noel Wilson's sprinter comfortably defeated African Friend by two and a quarter lengths and has only been raised 5lb for that success.

The six-year-old is not badly handicapped on the pick of his form and with confidence buoyed he should prove hard to beat.

Dirchill can defy the steadier of 9st 13lb in the Wise Betting At racinguk.com Handicap.

The four-year-old, trained by David Barron, has run some good races in defeat this season and is worth another chance in this weaker grade.

Brigand can hit top form on his third race since returning from a 175-day break by lifting the Horse Guards Gin John 'Bear' Shaw Handicap at Windsor.

The William Haggas-trained three-year-old shaped well enough on his comeback at Sandown last month and showed he was a bit sharper when third to Lord Vetinari at Chester.

He was staying on well over seven and a half furlongs on the Roodee to suggest this mile should be right up his street.

Garden Oasis may have only got home by a nose when opening his account at Haydock but that was just his fourth race and he was suited by stepping up to a mile and a quarter.

The Excelebration colt, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, looks like he can cope with the extra furlong and a half to travel in the concluding At The Races Handicap.

Ad Libitum was just pipped by Garden Oasis that day and Roger Fell's three-year-old is worth supporting in the Sanlam Private Wealth And Guests Handicap at Ripon.

He won his next race at Carlisle and ran with great credit against older horses, when third to Aasheq in the Cumberland Plate back at the same course on his latest start.

The Elusive Quality gelding was sent off the 7-4 favourite that day and he can recoup losses taking on his own age group.

Mikmak finished first and second on this course last month and looks sure to give a good account of himself in the Ripon, Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse Handicap.

Trained by Tim Easterby at Habton Grange, the five-year-old runs off the same mark as when going down by only a neck to Daira Prince. That race was over nine furlongs and he will appreciate the step back to a mile and a quarter over which he had been successful earlier.

The jumps entertainment is provided by Worcester, where The Fresh Prince can land the feature Thomas And Young Handicap Chase.

Oliver Sherwood's charge has had a nice break since making all in a four-horse affair at Plumpton in May.


AYR: 2.00 Celebrity Dancer, 2.30 Cheeni, 3.05 Dirchill, 3.35 LONGROOM (NAP), 4.05 Whatsthemessage, 4.40 Braes Of Lochalsh, 5.10 Justice Pleasing, 5.45 Robben Rainbow.

RIPON: 6.30 Stay Classy, 7.00 Shamaheart, 7.30 Ad Libitum, 8.00 Mikmak, 8.30 Global Excel, 9.00 Restive Spirit.

WINDSOR: 5.40 Perfect Pastime, 6.10 Glorious Lover, 6.40 Star Of Zaam, 7.10 Brigand, 7.40 Iballisticvin, 8.10 Anchises, 8.40 Garden Oasis.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.10 Bee Machine, 2.40 Danish Duke, 3.15 Maldonado, 3.45 Kodiac Pearl, 4.15 Cupid's Arrow, 4.50 My Fantasea, 5.20 Refrain, 5.50 Drap D'Or.

WORCESTER: 1.50 Cruising Bye, 2.20 The Fresh Prince, 2.50 Lord Condi, 3.25 Ask Robin, 3.55 Beach Break, 4.25 Boychick, 5.00 Howlongisafoot, 5.30 Aardwolf.

DOUBLE: Longroom and Ad Libitum.