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Ayr- Report 17th June 2022

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.

FLYING MOON was a game winner of the Bell & Bain No 1 Bookprinter Handicap at Ayr on Friday night.


Winning his sixth race since coming to the Mike Smith yard, he pipped Molinari by a short-head in the hands of Andrew Breslin.   

Smith said:


“He’s such a brave horse and battled on really well. He shouldn’t go up much for this and hopefully he will win again for his owners.”


Jim Goldie struck in the Racing TV Free For A Month with Grand Canal partnered by Paul Mulrennan.


“He ran really well in a Sunday Series race at Musselburgh and this was his second win for us at Ayr,” Goldie said. “He stays quick well and should give his owners plenty of fun.”


Sixcor took the Staycations At Western House Hotel Handicap for Linda Perratt and jockey Harry Russell.


Miss Perratt said: “The cheekpieces and dropping him back to five-furlongs has been a big help to him.”


Lucinda Russell-trained Engles Rock landed the Book Family Raceday In July Handicap for top apprentice Ryan Sexton. 


The mare has also won twice on the all-weather since coming from Ireland to link up with Scotland’s leading jumps trainer.