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Ayr – Report 11th December 2023

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

PATRICK WADGE was all smiles after completing the first treble of his career, at odds of 59-1, at Ayr’s final meeting of he year on Monday.

The Gretna-born jockey struck aboard Rocheval, Readysteadybeau and Inox Allen, who were all trained by his boss Lucinda Russell.

“I’ve had a double or two before but it’s great to have three on the day and get that first treble,” Wadge said. “I knew coming here today that we had a few chances but you never know what might happen in this game.

“It’s tremendous being in a yard with so many lovely young horses coming through and it’s a proper team effort. We get great support all round and we just have the sit on these proper horses.”

As well as Wadge and Russell, Nicky Richards also registered a treble and his opening leg was Florida Dreams, carrying the colours of Tayside owner Jimmy Fyffe.

“All being well, the plan now is to go for the new Grade 1 hurdle at Aintree Boxing Day,” Fyffe said. “Nicky rates this horse very highly and he was a Grade 2 winner of a bumper on Grand National Day last season.”