Betting pointers and tips for racing at Ayr on July 12

Monday's meeting at Ayr throws up some interesting tussles as our Planet Sport expert delves deep into the runners and riders.

Ayr course characteristic: Left-handed 1 1/2m oval, galloping with minor undulations.

Today's six-race flat card: 2.30, 3.05, 3.40. 4.15, 4.50, 5.25 - visit Planet Sport Bet for full racecard and odds

Last time out winners in action

The following horses won their most recent race:

Rebel Redemption (3.05): Took advantage of a slipping handicap mark (57) when successful over today's trip at Thirsk on June 30, keeping on well for a neck success. While he had to work hard to score, the form looks decent for the grade and he still looks reasonably treated on his new mark of 61 (has been as high as 67).

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Royal Jazz (3.40): This lightly-raced three-year-old filly won winning going away from 11 others at Musselburgh on June 28, having travelled strongly throughout and been one of several denied a clear run.

That she was undone by soft ground previously is a concern, though, as there is plenty of rain in the forecast and a 5lb rise for winning a messy race is another negative.

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Oriental Lilly (4.15): The seven-year-old mare won comfortably here last Monday off a career-low mark (52) and while that was over a furlong less than today's trip, she's proved just as good over 7f.

A 2lb rise for that success looks more than fair - was rated mid-80s in her prime - and any deterioration in the ground won't bother her one bit as she likes to get her toe in.

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Charging Thunder (4.50): Was getting off the mark on just his third attempt at Chepstow on June 21 in what was effectively a match, with three of the five runners being complete no-hopers and finishing well strung out.

A well-bred sort - he's a half-brother to Prince Arran amongst others - he could continue to progress further in handicaps before finding his level. Also entered back at the Welsh track on Thursday.

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Top jockeys in the current year

Leading jockey Paul Mulrennan (6-39, 15%) looks to have a strong book of rides, including the aforementioned Oriental Lilly.

Also booked to ride: Origintrail (2:30), Rory (3:40), Coviglia (5:25)

Connor Beasley (5-14, 36%) boasts a far better strike rate and punters betting his rides blind would be showing a healthy profit £19.58 to £1 level stakes.

Booked rides: Ice Age (3.05), Burscough (3.40)

Top trainer in current year

Jim Goldie leads the way with seven winners albeit at a modest strike rate of 14% (7-51).

In addition to Oriental Lilly, he could be represented by Rory (3.05)

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