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Musselburgh- Preview 29th July 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.

JIM GOLDIE is looking forward to seeing his milestone horse Call Me Ginger in action in the feature race at Musselburgh on Friday night.


The home-bred gelding, who supplied his trainer with his 1,000th career victory at Ayr in June, is set to go off favourite for the Donaldson Timber Engineering Handicap over five-furlongs. 


The Renfrewshire handler said: “He’s obviously from a family I know well as I trained his mother and his father!  We’ve also enjoyed plenty of success with his brothers Tommy G and Primo Comet.


“As well as ‘that’ great day at Ayr, he’s recently won at Ascot at the King George meeting so he’s had a really good season already. Paul Mulrennan gets on well with him so let’s just hope we can get some luck in running as he’s a proper hold-up horse.”


In a tight dash over the minimum trip, opposition to Call Me Ginger includes course and distance scorers Ready Steady Freddie, Only Spoofing, The Thin Blue Line and Never Dark.


Goldie also saddles Graces Quest, partnered by Thomas Easterby in the opening Join Racing TV Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap.


Easterby’s sister Emily is on board Chief Clansman, who is trained by their father Tim with the vastly-experienced Serena Brotherton riding Lucinda Russell’s Cuban Cigar.