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Ayr – Preview 2nd May 2024

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.

THERE is plenty of Ayr form in the Whyte & Mackay Handicap with half of the ten runners already boasting course and distance form.

They include Jim Goldie’s duo Modular Magic and Sound Of Iona while Sixcor (Linda Perratt), Aconcagua Mountain (Iain Jardine) and Ski Angel (Mike Smith) have also won over the straight five-furlongs at the track.

Top jockey Hollie Doyle (5/39 at Ayr) has five booked mounts and she is aboard likely favourite Golden Rainbow for Rebecca Menzies.

The card gets gets underway with the Tennent’s Maiden Stakes in which Jungle Land in an interesting newcomer under Ayrshire-born Danny Tudhope.

A €180,000 yearling, he is trained by Karl Burke, who has well-fancied runners in both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas this weekend.

The Britvic Soft Drinks Handicap is dominated by Scottish runners with five of the seven-strong field trained north of the border.

Jim Goldie’s Global Humor and Rory dominate the betting and could well produce a one-two for the trainer who has saddled a record 243 winners at Ayr.