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Musselburgh – 11th & 12th September 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.

ROWAN SCOTT is looking forward to his first UK ride in the royal blue silks of Godolphin at Musselburgh on Sunday.

The Hawick-born jockey gets the leg up on Saeed Bin Suroor-trained City Walk in the £13,000 five-furlong handicap.

Shouldering top-weight, the Newmarket raider will be making his first appearance in almost a year and has also been gelded since finishing second at Yarmouth last September.

Scott, 25, enjoying his best-ever season with 31 winners , said: “It’s been quite a twelve months for me as I’ve ridden out my claim, had a Group 2 winner, been to the Breeders’ Cup and, just a few weeks ago, rode the first treble of my career.

“Things are going great at the moment and, although I’m based with Nigel Tinkler in Malton, I’m getting plenty of outside rides as well.”

Scott’s other ride at the East Lothian venue, Alehandro, is tried with cheekpieces as the gelding makes his debut for his new trainer Harvey Bastiman in the Class 6 sprint.

Pierre-Louis Jamin recorded his first Musselburgh success recently and he is aboard two-year-old filly Sophie’s Star in the opener.

He said: “I’ve only had a handful of rides at the track but it rides well. It is quite sharp but this filly has plenty of speed.”

Meanwhile Mythical Molly was a popular winner of the nursery at Musselburgh on Saturday for Ben Robinson and Brian Ellison.

Send off the 3/1 favourite, she beat Texas Man by half a length and her trainer said: “She was dropping back in trip but there was a headwind and the softer ground helped.

“She’s bred to stay on her dam’s side of the family and we might step her back up in trip as she gets older.”