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Ayr – Report 4th November2023

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.

Primoz was an impressive winner on his hurdle debut for Lucinda Russell and Stephen Mulqueen as Ayr’s new jumps season got underway in front of a decent crowd on Saturday.

The £150,000 ex-point to pointer slammed his rivals by an easy five-lengths and Russell said: “We already think the world of him and he could be the horse of a lifetime.

“He’s a lovely physical specimen and his future will undoubtedly be over fences from next season.”

Nick Alexander was on the mark with Everyday Champagne under a confident ride by Bruce Lynn.

“We’ve only had him about a month and it was his first run for us since coming from Nicky Richards,” the Kinneston trainer said.

“He’s a lovely horse and we are still getting to know more about him – he certainly stays further and he did that well.”

Richards notched a winner for himself when Glinger Flame gained the eighth victory of his career in the three mile handicap hurdle.

“He’ll soon be twelve and I must say Nicky does a tremendous job keeping these old horses on the go for so long,” said winning owner James Westoll, a former chairman of Carlisle racecourse.

Park Annonciade, trained in Ireland by Stuart Crawford, just outpointed Ginger Mail by a neck under a power-packed Daryl Jacob.

“It was too heavy for him at Perth last time and less testing ground like today suits him better,” the winning jockey reported. “He still learning the game and he really battled on when I asked him.”

Olly Murphy was excited about the future for Little Miss Dante after Sean Bowen steered her to victory on his hurdling bow.

He said: “She’s got a lovely jumping pedigree and you could see she was still green and learning out there. It’s a good starting point and there is plenty more to come.”