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Goldie strikes gold with huge treble at Ayr

Jim Goldie's rich vein of form continued yesterday when he landed a 359/1 treble on Wallaces TCB race day at Ayr.

The Uplawmoor trainer, who saddled two winners on Wednesday, was soon into his stride again as the lightly raced Classy Anne stayed on well to take the Whyte & Mackay Handicap under the stewardship of Jack Garrity.

Garrity followed up in the next, the Jack Daniels Handicap, on board Sleeper Class who was returning to the extended six furlongs after a disappointing performance last time out over the shorter trip at Musselburgh.

Goldie's stable jockey Graham Lee secured the treble when he piloted Another For Joe to a convincing win with Alanos six lengths in his wake to go one better than his recent second at Hamilton.

Goldie's official Twitter later tweeted: What a couple of days @ayrracecourse with 5 winners! Hopefully we carry the good form @MusselburghRace tomorrow!

He sends seven runners to the Lothian course where Gary Bartley, fresh from riding his first winner of the campaign at Ayr 48 hours ago, is aiming for further success fior Goldie this evening.

He gets under way on seasonal debutant Merchant Of Dubai who faces 10 rivals - including fellow Goldie-trained pair A Southside Boy and Aleksanser - in the Belmont Wallyford Handicap.

Bartley, who is based at Goldie's Renfrewshire yard, said: "My wife Carol rides him at home and she says he's in good order. He had a racecourse gallop a couple of weeks ago and he should run very well."

His next ride is on Thorntoun Care with stablemate Mowhoob among the opposition in the Central Taxis Maiden Stakes.

Bartley added: "He ran very well at Ayr as a two-year-old last backend. He has come through the winter well and he seems straightforward enough."

Bartley's final money is Funding Deficit in the concluding Gordon And Halliday Flooring Handicap and he said: "This is a new horse to us and he needed the run last time. I don't think he will be far away if the race is run to suit him."

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