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Ayr – Report 27th February 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.

Ardera Cross kept his supporters happy yet again with another memorable victory at Ayr under Sean Quinlan on Monday. 


Sent off at 13-2, he made all the running to slam Where’s Hector by 15-lengths in the Virgin Bet Odds Daily Handicap Chase.


His Clyde Valley permit-trainer William Young said: “That’s his 13th win since coming to us so I hope it’s not unlucky! It was a brave ride from Sean and the horse was certainly keen to get the lead right from the start.


“I’m not sure where he will go next but he loves Ayr and we’ll what there is at the next meeting here. This might not have been his best quality win but it was pretty impressive to look at.”


Dumfriesshire trainer Daragh Bourke was on the mark with Brian Hughes-ridden Coral Blue in the Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Hurdle.


Former jump jockey Bourke said: “This horse has been a star fo the yard. I thought he would run well again today and his target is the final of this series at Kelso next month.”


And Nick Alexander struck with Fortescue Wood, partnered by Bruce Lynn, in the Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Novices’ Hurdle.