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Ayr- Report 9th January 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.

Lucinda Russell struck with a 37-1 double at Ayr on Monday supplied by Netywell and Esprit Du Potier.


Netywell, ridden by Stephen Mulqueen, took the follow @racingtv On Instagram Novices’ Handicap Chase before Esprit Du Potier landed the Book For The Coral Scottish Grand National Open National Hunt Flat Race under Derek Fox.


After 6-1 chance Netywell had made a lot of running to score by six and a half lengths, Mulqueen said: “I knew he would love the ground as I won over hurdle on him at Wetherby last season. Peter Scudamore rides him at home and he suggested we ride him more positively and it has worked a treat.”


Toby Wynne ride his first course winner on his third ride at the track when Horacio Apples took the Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.


He said: “This is a horse who travels strongly and he is pretty straightforward to deal with. It was a good performance under his big weight on his handicap debut.”  


Fia Fuinidh impressed on his handicap debut for martin Todhunter and Sean Quinlan in the Watch Love On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.


A sturdy, chasing type, who raced keenly, he made all the running to slam Eden Mill by twelve-lengths.