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Ayr- Preview 22nd December 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.

JAMES EWART is looking for another big run from Lord Roco in the £15,400 Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase.


The Langholm trainer said: “He ran cracking races to finish second on his first two spins over fences this season. He’s strengthened up again from last year and we’re hoping he’ll make into a decent handicapper at three miles plus. He was a tricky customer when he came from Ireland and is still a horse that needs a lot of patience.”


Opposition to Lord Roco includes Lucinda Russell pair, the hat-trick seeking Return Fire and Destiny Is All, a wide-margin winner at Kelso last month. 


Having landed a massive gamble over course an distance 23-days ago, Lisloran bids for more success in the Coral Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Chase.


Backed at all odds from 66-1 the previous evening, he scrambled home by half a length after being sent off 100-30 second-favourite for two-horse County Durham permit-trainer Russell Ross.