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.
Minella Trump made it six wins from six at his favourite track when landing the bet365 Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup on Sunday.
Ridden by regular partner Brian Hughes, he was sent off a well-backed 7-4 favourite before beating Broken Quest by half a length.
Amalfi Doug is the modern-day record holder at Perth with seven wins, but Minella Trump has now joined Beldine, Gold Chain, Scotch Warrior and Green Zone on just one behind.
Hughes said: “He’s some horse and he loves it here. He doesn’t like soft ground so that’s why you don’t see him out much during the winter. With him winning today off a mark of 145 it will be a case of trying to find the right race for him now.”
Gordon Elliott took his Perth tally to 195 after a quick-fire double supplied by Enki Flacke and Ash Tree Meadow.
The former followed up a recent course and distance success in the bet365 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Novices’ Hurdle while the latter impressed in the bet365 Novices’ Chase.
Next up at Perth is June Saturday Raceday on June 18 with tickets available at www.perth-races.co.uk