Flat season underway at Ayr

The freebets.co.uk Raceday launches the 2014 flat season at Ayr Racecourse on Sunday with 127 horses entered for the seven races.

All the leading Scottish stables will be represented with Keith Dalgleish, Jim Goldie, Linda Perratt, Ian Semple and Alistair Whillans all likely to have runners.

And Yorkshire based handlers David O’Meara and Mark Johnston also hold entries on what should turn out to be a highly competitive card.

The feature race is the Free Bets At freebets.co.uk Handicap over a mile and O’Meara could be represented here with Nurpur in the hands of Irvine born jockey Danny Tudhope. Course winner Dubai Dynamo from the Ruth Carr yard is another interesting contender.

Among the leading jockeys in action should be the aforementioned Danny Tudhope, champion apprentice Jason Hart, PJ McDonald, Tom Eaves, Paul Mulrennan and Graham Lee.

Gates open at 12 noon with the first race at 2.00 pm.