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Ayr – Report 26th February 2024

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 extended his lead in the conditional jockeys’ title race at Ayr on Monday as Lucinda Russell became the track’s joint-modern-day jumps record-holder..

The pair teamed up for a double supplied by Traprain Law in the Coral Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase and Derryhassen Paddy in the Coral Committed To Safer Gambling NH Flat Race.

Gretna-born Wadge now edges Bradley Harris by 31-26 while Russell drew level with fellow Scottish National-winning handler Nicky Richards on 145 victories at Scotland’s premier venue.

The card got underway with Donald Whillans-trained Nights In Venice pipped Nick Alexander’s Travail D’Orfevre by three-parts of a length.

And there was other Scottish wins for Jackie Stephen (Eire Street), Sandy Thomson (I Am Max) and Mike Smith, whose 14-1 shot Not Staying Long was ridden home by three-time champion Brian Hughes.