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Musselburgh – Report 20th December 2021

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.

BROADWAY JOE completed his hat-trick in impressive fashion at Musselburgh’s final meeting of the year on Monday.

Partnered by Brian Hughes with his regular jockey Danny McMenamin sidelined, the 13/8 favourite slammed Just Call Me Al by nine and a half lengths in the Watch On Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Winning trainer Nick Alexander said: “I’m very pleased with that as it’s not easy to win three races in-a-row. He’s clearly very progressive and I hope the handicapper isn’t too harsh on him.

“That’s him unbeaten in three races over fences and he should stay three miles. There is a chance he could return to Musselburgh for something on New Year’s Day.”

After surviving a stewards’ inquiry, Rapid Raider was another to reel off a three-timer, in his case in the Join Racing TV Now Handicap Chase.

The Lucinda Russell-trained 15/8 favourite hampered runner-up Lastofthecosmics on the run-in and winning jockey Stephen Mulqueen was given a three-day careless riding ban.