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Ayr – Preview 31st July 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.

JASON HART is looking forward to being reunited with See My Baby Jive as the money-spinning mare bids for a fourth consecutive Monday win at Ayr.

Trained near Hawick by Donald Whillans and shouldering a 4lb penalty, she faces ten rivals in the Staycations At Western House Hotel Handicap over six-furlongs.

Danny Tudhope proved an able deputy last week when Hart was claimed for a ride in the same race by his main employer John Quinn but he was in the saddle when See My Baby Jive stormed home over course and distance on the previous two Mondays.

“She’s in tremendous form so this was the obvious target as the race conditions as exactly the same,” said Hart. “She loves coming up that stands rail but even stall two isn’t bad as she was drawn one of twelve when we won here a fortnight ago.”

All bar one of the field is trained in Scotland with five-time turf maiden Caribbean Sunset, from the Yorkshire stable of Grant Tuer, the only cross-border raider although he was a one-length third to See My Baby Jive seven-days ago.

Hollie Doyle, 5/29 with her career rides at Ayr, has the first of her three booked mounts aboard Michael Bell-trained €100,000 breeze-up purchase Red Zone Hero in the opening EBF Maiden Stakes.