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.
Call Me Ginger arrived late on the scene to supply Jim Goldie with the 1,000 winner of his illustrious training career at Ayr.
The track was also the scene of the Uplawmoor-based handler’s first jumps and first Flat winners’ in 1993 & 1995 respectively.
Goldie said: “There have been many, many highlights but it’s only my name on the licence – it is very much a family-run business with lots of help from everyone including my sons, daughter and wife Davina.”
Guilded prevailed by a head in thrilling finish to the Listed Land O’Burns Stakes at Ayr.
Ridden for the first time by Tom Eaves, the Karl Burke-trained 11/1 chance stormed home on the stands rails to pip Tenata Canyon, who raced on the opposite side of the track.
Eaves, an Ayr Gold Cup winner aboard Brando in 2016 , said: “We were racing wide apart so I wasn’t sure if I’d got there but there was certainly plenty of shouting going on!
“Karl told she is very straightforward so we decided to keep it simple and she’s extremely game.
“The cheekpieces helped her but she’s a filly with plenty of ability and her trainer is currently in great form. It’s just good to be standing in this winners’ enclosure again after a big race.”
Dark Jedi was given a cool ride by Duran Fentiman as the partnership took the 1m 5f handicap by a length and a quarter.
“He’s a smashing horse and so versatile regarding trip,” said Fentiman his fourth win on Tim Easterby’s six-year-old. “It’s a pleasure to be associated with him and this was a career-best for him off a mark of 94.”
Honour Your Dreams looks a juvenile going places after a fluent success under Paul Hanagan.
Winning trainer Adrian Keatley said: “We quite like him and the form of his last run at Beverley was given a boost at Royal Ascot. We’re already looking forward to competing in nurseries later in the summer at Haydock and York.”
Rebel At Dawn, trained by Karl Burke, produced a good performance under 10st 3lb in the opener.
“Karl told me to give him a patient ride and he might just still be an improver on soft ground,” reported winning jockey Dougie Costello.