Disco Beats brings clearly the best form and the step back to 5f may well help him but he does not set a daunting standard. AMAYZING EYES shaped better than the final position suggests on her debut and may be able to find sufficient improvement. Midnight Stripper might be the best newcomer.
This is about who is coming back to some sort of form, and it’s not that easy to be categorical, but NIBRAS AGAIN and Antagonize may be the prime candidates. Hopes for the former would seemingly be dented in a big way if the ground were softer than good but otherwise he has less to prove over the trip than Antagonize, despite Antagonize showing plenty of speed close to the pace for a long way last time over 6f at Redcar.
Night Moment has already shown enough to suggest he can win a race of this nature and might gain a tactical advantage if he attempts to dominate from the front but INFANT HERCULES made a promising debut at Thirsk and is taken in the hope that he can improve past Mark Johnston’s colt.
Mark Johnston’s GOLD ZABEEL is given another chance to fulfil the promise of his debut effort at Lingfield, where he entered many a notebook. Innings could be the danger, with Egrecio having to concede weight to them both.
This looks tight. Gabrial The Wire, Muntadab and Asdaa, preferred in that order, have 2020 form to recommend them but this could be the point at which THREE SAINTS BAY stages a revival.
The most likely winner appears to be HARRY GEORGE (nap) who was in the form of his life when dominating the closing stages at Redcar last time. Fox Kasper followed him home that day and may do so again, with Aegeus and Elusive Heights making most appeal among the rest.
Although she tended to hang, it was clear at Pontefract last time that LADY SHANAWELL is well capable of winning a Flat race, so she gets the vote ahead of Imperial Focus. Cases can also be made for Barney Bullet and Madeeh.
Nearly There looks highly likely to be bang there and a prominent finish for Donnachies Girl would also be no surprise. However, STORMIN NORMAN did well last term in his first handicap campaign, which makes him a major player too today and he might be open to some further progress.
Tips for Musselburgh in summary
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