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.
KEITH DALGLEISH took Musselburgh by storm on Thursday when he struck with a 261-1 hat-trick supplied by Ayr Empress, The Thin Blue Line and El Picador.
The latter is co-owned by Hamilton Park chairman Ian Good and his daughter Catriona and he said: “He’s been a great horse for us and has also won over hurdles. I think the plan after this to target him at the Sunday Series meeting at Hamilton Park a week on Sunday.”
Saffie Osborne rode her first Musselburgh winner on just her second ride at the track on impressive juvenile winner Jungle Time, trained by in-form Karl Burke.
She said: “It’s a lovely course and I’m hoping to be coming back up again during the the summer. I rode this filly when she was second on her debut at Yarmouth and she won really well – she might turn out to be smart.”
Lanarkshire-born Paula Muir also recorded her first strike at the East Lothian venue, at the 29th attempt, aboard Micky-Hammond-trained The Resdev Way in the Miller Homes Handicap.
Muir said: “He is one of the easiest winners I’ve ever ridden and it’s the fourth time I’ve won on him. I’m based with Rebecca Menzies and things are starting to pick up for me now this season.”