Super Nez is ready to walk on Ayr

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Nezwaah can make the long journey from Newmarket pay dividends by landing the Tennent's British Stallion Studs EBF Rothesay Stakes at Ayr today,

Roger Varian obviously thinks this Listed affair is the ideal jumping off point for his four-year-old and it will be a surprise if she cannot pick up where she left off last year.

Nezwaah was rated just 73 in February 2016 after winning a Chelmsford maiden, but she made relentless progress to end the year on a perch of 108.

A Listed victory at Newcastle last June proved the high point and inspired her connections to raise their sights to a Group Two event in Deauville last August, but Nezwaah was ultimately found out in finishing last of five runners that day.

Dropped back to Listed company at Yarmouth, she ran the smart So Mi Dar to a half-a-length and was probably unlucky to bump into a horse of that calibre.

Varian rounded off the year with a shot at Grade One glory in Canada last October and while she finished seventh, Nezwaah was only beaten two lengths after breaking slowly and duly paying the price for trying to come from behind.

Nezwaah will almost certainly improve for the run, but she is upwards of 3lb clear on the ratings so should still be good enough.

Royal Brave can bring up his hat-trick in the Guinness Handicap.

Rebecca Bastiman's charge has gone up 8lb after winning twice at Musselburgh in recent weeks and although he was perhaps a touch fortunate last time out, he picked up nicely and it would be risky to ignore a horse who is in such good form.

Mr Khalid can star in a Kempton double for Roger Charlton by landing the 32Red Handicap.

Trained by Marco Botti last term, Mr Khalid won one of his two starts but was switched to Charlton during the winter months with a change in scenery appearing to have done no harm on his return.

Lining up over just shy of a mile-and-a-half, Mr Khalid defied his awkward looking head carriage and what appeared to be a less than straightforward attitude to win by a neck.

It may not have been pretty, but Mr Khalid proved pretty effective and can step up to triumph again off 4lb higher.

Charlton can also saddle newcomer Klosters to win the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes.

Lastmanlastround should pay for the drinks with a win in the Follow Us On Facebook At Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap at the seaside venue.

Rae Guest's runner had a mixed end to his initial campaign last year, winning at the fourth attempt at Thirsk in August before proving bitterly disappointing when last of 11 on his final start at Kempton the following month.

Nap: Nezwaah

(5.20: Ayr)

Double: Royal Brave

(3.50: Ayr)

Treble: Mr Khalid

(7.40: Kempton)

Yankee: Klotsters

(7.10: Kempton)


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