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Musselburgh – 24th & 25th August 2021

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.

SCOTLAND’S newest recruit to the training ranks Ewan Whillans has a great chance of opening his Musselburgh account on Wednesday with Jordan Electrics.

The Hawick-based former jump jockey took over the reins from father Alistair last week and had a dream start when his first two runners won at Stratford on Thursday.

Jordan Electrics, who has won two of his last three starts, is partnered by Rowan Scott as he faces five rivals in the Visit Handicap over five-furlongs.

Whillans, who rode three winners at Musselburgh during his career in the saddle, said: “He had an issue with his pelvis but it’s getting better all the time. He’s hardly run a bad race all season and was unlucky not to win again at Hamilton last time. It’s  wee bit of a concern dropping back to five-furlongs but he won over course and distance before he came to us so he should be okay.”

Emaraty Hero looks a progressive type and he gained his first career success in the Bet At Racing Handicap over 1m 4f at Musselburgh on Monday.

Trained by Grant Tuer and ridden by Sam James, the 2/1 favourite stormed to victory by two and a half lengths.

James had earlier initiated a double when scoring on Keith Dalgleish-trained Clay Regazzoni.