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Busby can transfer his winning knack back to Chelmsford on Thursday, according to David Clough.

Nap: Irish Acclaim (1.15 Lingfield)

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Next Best: Busby (5.00 Chelmsford)

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Busby can transfer his winning knack back to Chelmsford in the Bet totequadpot At totesport.com Handicap.

Conrad Allen's gelding is already a course winner, and has run well on all six visits.

But it is at Kempton where he has thrived of late, and earned himself a career-high rating before a short break since his last run at the end of November.

Busby is clearly still on an upward curve, and there is no reason why he should not prove the point again in this company on his Chelmsford return.

The move up to seven furlongs proved a sound move last time, as he improved past a previous conqueror - and it will be no surprise to see him going in again under regular winning partner Martin Dwyer.

Another successful duo worth supporting are Hollie Doyle and Archie Watson when they team up with Yulong Gold Temple in division one of the Book Tickets At chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Novice Stakes.

In what looks perhaps the easier of the two divisions, debutant Yulong Gold Temple is favourably related and can be expected to know his job - as do so many newcomers from his stable.

Fujaira King is a maiden with significantly more experience, and he can make it tell at Doyle's expense in the Betway Novice Stakes at Lingfield.

The record-breaking jockey rides lightly-raced likely favourite Dreaming Away in a field of just five.

But while the latter may well prove superior in time, Fujaira King has recent runs on his side and can take advantage.

He has performed with relative credit as beaten favourite on each of his last three attempts - and after seven defeats to date, is already with his third different owner and trainer, acquired for ever decreasing sums.

But all of that may merely inflate his starting price in a highly winnable race.

Irish Acclaim is another still seeking a first victory, although in his case after just three career starts.

His fourth comes in the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Handicap - and after a much-improved effort to be runner-up on all-weather debut behind a well-connected odds-on favourite at Chelmsford last time, hopes are high for further progress.

The Betway Handicap can go to the consistent and improving Matewan, who has achieved two most encouraging runner-up spots on his recent all-weather return, having signed off last summer with a hard-fought Ripon victory.

Over jumps up at Ayr, it will be a surprise as ever if Nicky Richards leaves empty-handed - and Marown may well get the job done for the Cumbrian trainer in the opening Book For Coral Scottish Grand National Maiden Hurdle.

Trevor Hemmings' gelding will be making his seasonal and hurdles debut, but impressed when winning his sole previous career start in a Newcastle bumper.

Marown proved back in March that he can handle the forecast heavy ground, and battled tenaciously to get on top that day.

This two-and-a-half-mile starting point therefore looks perfect over hurdles, and Richards is adept at having his novices ready.

Half-an-hour later, Classical Sound catches the eye off bottom weight in the Book For The Ayrshire Wedding Show Handicap Hurdle.

Rose Dobbin's lightly-raced contender has been spotted moving well before flattening out more than once - and after a promising return from a long absence three weeks ago, he may be ready to go through with his effort for a stable back in form following a tough time last season.

Sporting Life tips

AYR: 12.30 Marown, 1.00 Classical Sound, 1.35 Endlessly, 2.10 Las Tunas, 2.40 Portrush Ted, 3.10 Skyhill, 3.45 Champagnesuperover.

CHELMSFORD: 4.00 Cat Royale, 4.30 Just An Idea, 5.00 BUSBY (NAP), 5.30 Tawny Port, 6.00 Que Quieres, 6.30 Strawberry Jack, 7.00 Yulong Gold Temple, 7.30 Line Of Enquiry.

LINGFIELD: 11.45 Toro Dorado, 12.15 Noble Peace, 12.45 Danny Ocean, 1.15 Irish Acclaim, 1.50 Fujaira King, 2.25 Tomshalfbrother, 2.55 Matewan, 3.30 Gerry The Glover.

DOUBLE: Irish Acclaim and Busby.

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