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Perth- Preview 22nd September 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.


Lucinda Russell is using the Perth launchpad that several top stars have used in the past as the starting point for the career over fences for Haute Estime, on the track’s Glorious Finale day two.

The strapping and highly regarded mare, third in a Grade 1 hurdle at Aintree in April and trained just a few miles down the M90, faces three rivals in the Remembering Tim Hardie Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on the final card of 2022 at the Scone track.

It promises to be a busy afternoon for Russell as she has at least one runner in every race, and she said: “I’ve always loved this mare and she was born to be a chaser. She was a very natural jumper when we schooled her the other day and, remember, she ran very well in some top-class races over hurdles.”

Nigel Twiston-Davies saddles chasing newcomer Gowel Road and it was, before this contest became a handicap, that he introduced future Grand National hero Bindaree and the useful Fundamentalist to fences.

Wye Aye, winner of the three-mile chase on the same day twelve months ago, this time tackles the Robertson — Home To More Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier) over 2m 4f.

Trained in North Yorkshire by Philip Kirby, his only subsequent run came when unseating his jockey early on at Kempton in mid-October last year.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit First race is 1.35pm, final race is 5.02pm, and all seven are live on Racing TV.