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Musselburgh- Report 19th July 2022

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.

FLYLIKEANEAGLE won Musselburgh’s opening 100% Racing TV Back To Racing Apprentice Handicap on Tuesday for Scotland’s leading jumps trainer Lucinda Russell.


Ridden by William Pyle, the 100-30 second favourite saw off Ayr Empress by a length and Russell’s partner and assailant Peter Scudamore said: “Derek Fox and Stephen Kelly do most of the training with him and they’ve well with him since he come over from Ireland.”


Jim Goldie and Paul Mulrennan teamed up for a double with Bobby Shaftoe and Primo’s Comet who won the Thank You Lizzie Classified Stakes and Bet at Handicap respectively.


Goldie said: “Bobby Shaftoe can be a bit of handful but my son George did a great job with him the paddock and Paul rode him tight to the rail the whole way round. Primo’s Comet is always ridden for luck and he came with his usual late run.”


There were two other Scottish winners in the shape of Ramon Di Loria and Will He Dance for Ewan Whillans and Keith Dalgleish respectively.