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Musselburgh – Preview 3rd January 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.

BROADWAY JOE bids to extend his winning sequence to four in the £12,000 Betway Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Musselburgh on Monday.

The Nick Alexander-trained gelding began his successful spree at Kelso on October before gaining back-to-back course and distance victories in November and December.

As a result his handicap mark has soared from 95 to118 and Alexander said: “He’s in great form and progressing nicely but this is a set up in class. The horses are certainly running well so fingers crossed.”

Kakamora, trained by Tom George and an impressive winner over hurdles at last year’s Perth festival, was a 13-length third on his chasing bow at Wincanton a fortnight ago.

And top Musselburgh combination, Brian Hughes and Donald McCain, are represented by Mackenberg, who has placed form over hurdles at the East Lothian venue