Horse Racing Tips: 8 great best bets at Musselburgh today

The Racing Post guide us through the card at Musselburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

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12:45 Presentandcounting

This looks a good opportunity for PRESENTANDCOUNTING, who made it 2 from 2 in jumpers bumpers at Newcastle in January and remains the type to do better still now back hurdling. Skatman, an expensive purchase from the Irish point scene, is the obvious threat making his hurdling debut after a wind operation.

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13:15 Begoodtoyourself

Point-winner BEGOODTOYOURSELF is progressing steadily over fences so gets the nod on the back of his good C&D third, in a race where several have questions marks against them. Eagle Ridge goes extremely well round here and took this contest 12 months ago so rates the chief threat, although Plan of Escape can’t be ruled out after his breakthrough victory following a wind op at Newcastle.

13:50 Eva’s Diva

EVA’S DIVA is well handicapped and is worth another chance to prove the point for the D J Jeffreys yard now dropping back in trip. Bravantina, Joie de Vivre and Gemologist, who has a string of placed efforts to her name here, head the dangers.

14:25 Not The Chablis

NOT THE CHABLIS has been knocking on the door here of late and is selected to resume winning ways now stepping back up to 3m for just the second time in his career. Last-time-out C&D scorer Petite Ganache looks the obvious threat.

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15:00 Balranald

BALRANALD was an early faller here last time but remains handily weighted for his new yard and is worth another chance in a tightly-knit handicap. Diamond State is sure to make his presence felt having posted a good C&D third on his handicap bow last month, while Set In Stone has been in winning form in jumpers bumpers so needs considering back in this sphere.

15:35 Alcala

ALCALA didn’t do a lot wrong when finding only a useful point recruit too strong over C&D a month ago and a similar performance may well enable him to go one better. Federici failed to finish his race off behind the selection last time, so a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Looking Well.

16:05 Get The Appeal

GET THE APPEAL was allowed the run of the race but nevertheless displayed a determined attitude to prevail when doubling her hurdles tally over 22f here last month. A 5-lb rise shouldn’t prevent another good run and she gets the nod up in trip. Henry’s Joy and low-mileage Dora de Janeiro head up the dangers.

16:35 Captain Buck’s

CAPTAIN BUCK’S should have too much class for some moderate rivals provided he retains most of the ability that he showed for Paul Nicholls, so he’s an obvious choice to take this. Six A Side warrants respect based on his pointing exploits and Bletchley Castle can’t be completely dismissed.

The Racing Post’s tips at Musselburgh

12:45 Presentandcounting
13:15 Begoodtoyourself
13:50 Eva’s Diva
14:25 Not The Chablis
15:00 Balranald
15:35 Alcala
16:05 Get The Appeal
16:35 Captain Buck’s

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