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Ayr- Preview 11th 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.


Ayr Racecourse’s busy July continues tomorrow (Monday) with Summer Sizzler Raceday and several in form Scottish trainers hoping to be among the winners.

These include Mike Smith who trains around 12 miles from the track at Galston and has Flying Moon declared in the 1m2f handicap at 3.35pm and the six year-old gelding is going for his fourth course and distance win in a row having been successful in May, June and last Monday and Andrew Breslin takes the mount.

In the same race Keith Dalgleish runs Belle Of Annandale who went down by a short head to Flying Moon last week and has an 8lb pull in the weights and the filly will be fancied to reverse placings with Callum Rodriguez riding.

Jim Goldie continues in a rich vein of form and saddles nine runners including Shine On Brendan in the Ayrshire Cancer Support Handicap over a mile at 4.35pm. He has won three of his last four starts and has the help of Paul Mulrennan from the saddle.

Linda Perratt will also be hoping to be returning to the winners’ enclosure and her best chance could be with course winner Sixcor who is due to be ridden by apprentice Harry Russell in the Book Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Handicap at 2.25pm.

Yet another Scottish trainer with several runners is Iain Jardine who could strike with Lord Sam’s Castle second on his only start to date at Hamilton and who lines up in the opening novice stakes over six furlongs at 1.50pm.