Horse Racing tips: A mighty 16/1 pick heads our Saturday bets at Musselburgh

The Racing Post’s tipster fancies King Of Tonga in the 14:15.

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13:40 Big Boy Harley

All of these can be given a chance of sorts, but the most appealing profile is that of BIG BOY HARLEY, who is bred to be speedy and shaped promisingly when second over course and distance in April. The main danger may come from the unbeaten Boonie, with the impressive Ayr winner Red Warning also worthy of consideration.

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14:15 King Of Tonga

Several of these are closely matched on recent form. After a poor effort last time KING OF TONGA is selected with some apprehension. But, his previous second over course and distance reads well and Sean Kirrane’s 5lbs claim is the clincher.

In an open race, Gweedore may provide the main threat, with Muntadab, Be Proud and the selection’s new stablemate Higher Kingdom all considered.

14:50 Captain Cooper

If he can avoid the sluggish start that compromised his chance at York, CAPTAIN COOPER (NAP) has an excellent opportunity to gain a second success of the season. The in-form Sir Benedict could be the main danger, ahead of Titan Rock, who probably needed the run first time out.

15:25 Dhushan

The pick of the Mark Johnston trio could be Annandale under Hollie Doyle, but the well-bred DHUSHAN has an abundance of potential as he moves into handicaps and gets a firm vote. Golden Dove has had possible excuses on both her outings this year and may outrun her likely odds.

16:00 Breath Of Joy

A competitive Listed event may go to the tough and reliable BREATH OF JOY, who ran well despite being unable to adopt her usual prominent position first time out and looks well worth her place in this grade. Her toughest opponents may come from the younger generation.

Just Beautiful is unbeaten, Ventura Diamond bumped into a big improver at Haydock, and Zaffy’s Pride (second choice) will find this easier after contesting the Irish 1,000 Guineas last time.

16:55 Eeh Bah Gum

The starting point here is Primo’s Comet, who quickened well to win over course and distance in April. In that sort of form, he could follow up off 4lbx higher. But, narrow preference is for the well-handicapped EEH BAH GUM, who made an encouraging reappearance and had an excuse next time. It’s possible to make a case for all the others in a tricky sprint handicap.

17:30 My Girl Maggie

Wise Eagle has already won four races this season and has possibilities once more, but this looks a suitable opportunity for MY GIRL MAGGIE to resume winning ways after a characteristically creditable effort when third at Goodwood last time.

Musselburgh tips summary:

13:40 Big Boy Harley
14:15 King Of Tonga
14:50 Captain Cooper
15:25 Dhushan
16:00 Breath Of Joy
16:55 Eeh Bah Gum
17:30 My Girl Maggie

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