Free horse racing selections for Monday July 15

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Dutch Pursuit can continue his progression for Michael Dods at Ayr on Monday, according to Keith Hamer.

NAP: Dutch Pursuit (3.40 Ayr)

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39-4OR: 80D
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Next Best: Jumira Bridge (7.30 Windsor)

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59-12OR: 92D
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Dutch Pursuit can continue his progression for Michael Dods in the NSP Productions Event Management Handicap at Ayr.

The lightly-raced three-year-old has already won two of his three starts to date, but he has not been seen since January.

All his outings have been on the Tapeta at Newcastle so far, but being by Canford Cliffs, there is no reason he should not be as effective on turf.

He was a 66/1 chance when he made his debut, but outran those odds to be sixth of 14 in a race won by a stablemate now rated 85.

The bookies were not so generous next time and he opened his account as the 11-8 favourite - beating a subsequent dual winner by a short head.

The winning margin was even narrower next time when he defied a penalty from the 84-rated Shanghai Grace, appreciating the step up to seven furlongs. He stays at that trip for his first run on turf, where an opening mark of 80 looks fair.

Ventura Knight has knocked on the door since returning after a two-month break and can gain his reward in the Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap.

His efforts have included a third in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar and more recently another third on the all-weather at Newcastle.

The form of the Mark Johnston-trained four-year-old suggests he is better on turf and can prove the point.

Johnston should also hit the target with Walk In Marrakesh in the opening Longines Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Novice Stakes.

A promising second on debut on soft ground over six furlongs at Haydock, she was a long odds-on chance to go one better at Beverley over a furlong and a half further - and did so in good style.

The slight drop in trip should not be a problem and she can defy a penalty.

Alright Sunshine can overcome his relative inexperience to stave off seasoned campaigners and land the spoils in the Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site Handicap at Ripon.

The four-year-old may have had four runs in bumpers, winning three and finishing second in the other, but is now learning his trade under Flat rules.

One win and two placed efforts in novice events demonstrate his consistency, but now the Casamento gelding steps into handicap company where his mettle will be tested.

Alright Sunshine starts in a sensible grade and can reward connections.

Queens Gift bounced back after a poor run on soft ground at York to score at Doncaster and looks the answer to the Ripon Cathedral Fillies' Handicap.

Representing the same connections as Dutch Pursuit, the four-year-old looks capable of giving weight all round.

Robert Cowell's runners in sprint races are always worth at least a second glance and the Newmarket handler's Jumira Bridge must be noted in the Visit marathonbet.co.uk Handicap at Windsor.

On his first outing since wind surgery, he won comfortably at Sandown last time out and having been rated as high as 100 not too long ago, he is still feasibly treated.

Sendeed is bred to be much better than an 80-rated handicapper and with a win under his belt, his confidence should be high in the Marathonbet 'Better Odds Mean Bigger Winnings' Handicap.

Out of the top-class mare Petrushka, there should be more to come from him stepping up in trip.

Sporting Life tips

AYR: 1.35 Walk In Marrakesh, 2.05 Tomily, 2.40 Cliff Bay, 3.10 Forever A Lady, 3.40 DUTCH PURSUIT (NAP), 4.10 Ventura Knight, 4.40 Abushamah, 5.10 Four Kingdoms.

DOWNPATRICK: 3.00 Avenir D'Une Vie, 3.30 Guttural, 4.00 Inishbel, 4.30 Bard Of Armagh, 5.00 Monition, 5.35 Basil's Boy, 6.05 Barnet Brook.

KILLARNEY: 5.50 For Your Eyes, 6.20 Pythion, 6.50 Ciao, 7.20 Dakota Moirette, 7.50 Rock Road, 8.20 Holly Flight, 8.50 Robin De Carlow.

RIPON: 2.20 Precocity, 2.50 Queens Blade, 3.20 Queens Gift, 3.50 Arecibo, 4.20 Alright Sunshine, 4.50 Noble Prospector, 5.20 Seek The Moon.

WINDSOR: 5.30 Tavus, 6.00 Fleeting Prince, 6.30 Caspian Queen, 7.00 Kingston Kurrajong, 7.30 Jumira Bridge, 8.00 Sendeed, 8.30 Showroom.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.40 No Thanks, 6.10 Portugueseprincess, 6.40 Cappananty Con, 7.10 Doctor Wonderful, 7.40 Global Destination, 8.10 Allux Boy, 8.40 Starkers.

DOUBLE: Dutch Pursuit and Jumira Bridge

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