DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT gets the nod in a typically wide-open renewal of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.

A maximum field of 25 sprinters will burst out of the gates at the Scottish circuit and a favourable draw and luck in running will doubtless play a big part in the outcome.

Donjuan Triumphant has plenty of weight on his back, with the 5lb penalty he incurred for winning at Haydock recently meaning he effectively runs from the lofty perch of 109.

However, it should not be forgotten this horse was rated as high as 115 as a juvenile after striking Group Two gold in France and only last summer he was second at the very highest level in the Prix Maurice de Gheest.

His star has fallen somewhat since, but they say a change is often as good as a rest and after making the move from Richard Fahey's stable to Andrew Balding's yard, he has run well on a few occasions, most notably when snapping a long losing steak on Merseyside a little over a fortnight ago.

Balding won this prestigious event with Highland Colori four years ago and Donjuan Triumphant relishes an easy surface and is a previous course and distance winner.

The booking of PJ McDonald is another box ticked. McDonald, who is enjoying an excellent season, clearly got a good tune out of the four-year-old at Haydock and it would be quite a feat if he can claim this prize to go with his previous success in the Scottish Grand National at this venue.

The Fahey-trained Dance Diva has a good opportunity to get back on the winning trail in the William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes.

The daughter of Mayson looked really exciting after winning her first three starts in the colours of Cheveley Park Stud, completing the hat-trick in a Listed heat at Newbury.

She was no match for Nyaleti in the Princess Margaret at Ascot, but there was no shame in that effort and she was clear second best on the day.

Her latest effort in the Sweet Solera at Newmarket was more disappointing, but perhaps that run came soon enough after her previous outing and she has been given a nice freshening-up period since.

Coming back to six furlongs on a more conventional track, she can show her true colours.

The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes is the main event on a strong card at Newbury.

Invincible Army and Nebo set the standard on form, but preference is for the less exposed Enjazaat.

The Owen Burrows-trained juvenile has won twice from four starts and passed the post with two lengths in hand when claiming Listed honours in the Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy last month.

That effort can be upgraded in light of the subsequent Doncaster victory of the runner-up, Tip Two Win, and Enjazaat looks more than capable of holding his own at this level.

Dylan Mouth made the most of having his sights lowered a shade when bolting up under a big weight in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock in July and with confidence buoyed, he deserves maximum respect in the Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup.

Plenty of familiar names contest the other Group race on the card, the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes, and fancied to lead them home is the William Haggas-trained Muthmir.