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THE opening meeting of the 2017-2018 Jumps season at Ayr Racecourse – William Hill Raceday - takes place on Monday October 30 with a six race card.
The first of a massive 17 fixtures culminating in the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival next April Monday’s racing has attracted some good entries.
Up and coming trainer Olly Murphy, who is based in Warwickshire, holds eight entries and these will be his first runners at the track since taking out his training licence in July.
Nicky Richards has entered course national hunt flat race winner Better Getalong in the opening maiden hurdle and this six year-old certainly sets the standard.
The two and a half mile Novices Limited Handicap chase could see Lochnell, a four time hurdles winner at the track, run in only his second chase while the veteran Buffalo Ballet placed twice in similar company runs for Nick Alexander with daughter Lucy riding.
The feature race is a two mile handicap chase at 3.50 pm and Lucinda Russell is represemnted here with Mumgos Debut.
The first race is due off at 1.30 pm with gates open at 11.30 am.
Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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