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Musselburgh- Preview 5th August 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.

Dark Jedi, third twelve months ago, heads the weights for the £25,000 So Stobo Platinium Jubilee Handicap on Friday’s Ladies Day card at Musselburgh. 


Trained by Tim Easterby, he faces six rivals in a competitive 1m 6f contest that includes Iain Jardine pair Ravenscraig Castle and Excelius along with Happy for Mark and Charlie Johnston.


Also is in the line-up is Jim Goldie-trained Sir Chauvelin owned by Dundee United Director Jimmy Fyffe, who said: “He might be a ten-year-old but he still acts as if he was four! He’s never won on the Flat at Musselburgh but he’s won four times over hurdles there and he’s holding his form pretty well.” 


With a BHA mark of 107, New Definition is the top-rated runner in the British Stallions Studs EBF Conditions Stakes.


Trained in Newmarket by James Tate, the colt was a close fourth in Listed company at Newbury recently and his rivals include Karl Burke’s Looking For Lynda, who wasn’t disgraced in the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood last week.