novices handicap hurdle 3m
Nicky Henderson's Darius Des Bois was an eye-catching winner of a Newbury race last time out, and the Seven Barrows inmate will aim to follow that success up on Friday on the opening day of Ayr's Scottish Grand National meeting.
Henry Daly's Spider's Bite is another that ventured to the winner's enclosure on his last start, and has to be a major contender here, while the likes of Ocean Cove, Silent Steps and Sir Will add more depth to what is an intriguing renewal north of the border.
15:15 Trump & Turnberry Novices' Handicap Hurdle Result (3m 70y)
1. Ocean Cove - B Geraghty - F O'Brien 10/1
2. Darius Des Bois - N Fehily - N Henderson 2/1 Fav
3. Uncle Alastair - B Hughes - N Richards 9/1