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.
JIM GOLDIE, who recently celebrated the 1,000th winner of his career, has a busy night ahead on the 57th Saints & Sinners card at Hamilton Park.
First staged in 1965, the big charity evening seven-race fixture sees the Uplawmoor trainer represented in the feature event, the Patersons Of Greenoakhill Handicap, by Primo’s Comet.
Goldie, who has saddled 101 winners at the Lanarkshire venue and has seven runners tonight, said: “He’s had nearly 60 races, won five on turf and three on the all-weather but he’s never even been to Hamilton before!
“Although he’s more of a Musselburgh specialist, we spotted this valuable opportunity and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t run well.”
Rivals to Primo’s Comet include Keith Dalgleish-trained The Thin Blue Line and Boogie Time partnered by Forres-born Rhona Pindar.
Goldie also has Sophiesticate, who has bottom-weight in the Captain J C Stewart Fillies’ Handicap but the likely hot favourite in the extended mile contest is William Haggas-trained Newmarket raider Amanzoe, who was only pipped by a neck at Haydock earlier this month.
Opening the evening is the Pangea Group Saints & Sinners Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap.
The four-strong field includes The Resdev Way ridden by the vastly-experienced Becky Smith, who has booted home 74 winners from 705 ride under Rules which means she is just one away from losing her claim.