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Ayr – Preview 13th June 2023

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.

DAVID O’MEARA is double-handed with his Yorkshire raiders Hortzadar and Young Fire in the feature race at Ayr on Tuesday evening.


The Helmsley trainer’s pair are joined by five other rivals in the Luxury Staycations At Western House Hotel Handicap over a mile.


Rebecca Menzies has been enjoying success on the Flat and over jumps and Painters Palette, running for just the fourth time for his new connections, is likely to go off favourite for the Co Durham trainer.


Linda Perrat’s three-time course and distance scorer Sixcor bids to scoop the Mamma Mia Abba Tribute @westernhousehotel Handicap, staged over the flying five-furlongs, for the second year running.


Ayr’s minimum trip is the third fastest in the Britain and only Epsom and Goodwood have track records quicker than the 55.68sec recorded by Look Busy when she scorched home in the 2008 Listed Land O’Burns Stakes.


And there is a plenty of Ayr form on offer in the concluding Dream Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap with Classy Al, Chookie Dunedin, Merricourt and Monhammer all previous winners over this same seven-furlong trip at the Craigie venue.