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Ayr- Preview 29th October 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.

DUNDEE UNITED director Jimmy Fyffe is hoping for good news from Ayr racecourse during the half-time interval at Tannadice on Saturday.


Fyffe’s team entertain Motherwell in a Scottish Premiership encounter while his racing colours are sported by Collingham in the Ayr Marine & Lawn Handicap Hurdle, which is due off at 3.43pm.


The Donald McCain-trained Cheshire raider, partnered by dual champion jockey Brian Hughes, faces six rivals in the Class 4 two-mile contest as he bids to follow up his recent Wetherby success. 


Opposition to Collingham includes Gordon Elliott’s Shetland Tony, ridden by Sean Bowen, Nick Alexander-trained Ginger Mail and Can’t Stop Now, trained by Iain Jardine.


Lucinda Russell is well represented on a cracking seven-card with Douglas Talking flying the flag for her yard in the Marine Troon Hotel & Spa Handicap Chase.


The Scottish Grand National-winning handler said: “He’s by Dylan Thomas, the same sire as Ahoy Senor, and he has taken his form to a whole new level since tackling fences. He could be one for the spring festivals next year at Aintree, Ayr, Cheltenham and Punchestown.”