Tim Easterby's veteran Ryedane gained his 18th career success when dropped back to this trip in an amateurs' event at Ayr and with just a 4lb rise to contend with has to be on the short-list. Illustrious Prince has raced 30 times but never over the minimum trip while Waking Warrior has yet to win on Turf though did run very well at Doncaster last time. Compton Time makes his handicap debut after starting favourite for a Ripon maiden and running moderately. ART FORM was well supported for a maiden handicap at Ripon on Saturday but ended up on the wrong side of the track. She finished in front of those drawn alongside her and compensation awaits here.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11-2fav (10-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, in a race won by Cyflymder (9-11) at Chester 1m ladies hcap (5) gs, 15 ran.
Feel The Heat 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leading trio, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 3l behind Hotham (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul '11.
Waking Warrior 6-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Ice Trooper 7-2 (9-4) Close up, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead last 100 yards, held on gamely towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol beating Missile Attack (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Secret Venue 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 12l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Art Form 4-1fav (9-0) Raced stand side, in touch, headway over 2f out, led that group over 1f out, ran on, no chance with far side group, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mecca's Team 14-1 (9-7) Led in centre, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 3l behind Fear Nothing (9-2) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) gs.
Ryedane (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Missile Attack (10-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Compton Time 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway halfway, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Planetex (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 8l behind Full Support (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '11.
On The High Tops (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 6l behind Bond Fastrac (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.