Horse Racing Tips: Timeform’s best Friday fancies at Musselburgh include a 3/1 shot

The racing boffins like the look of Aurora Thunder in the 14:10.

Musselburgh betting tips

11:55 Florida Dreams
12:25 Moore Clouds
13:00 Moonlight Glory
13:35 I Am Gonna Be
14:10 Aurora Thunder
14:45 Dr Shirocco
15:20 Ice Day

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

11:55 Florida Dreams

FLORIDA DREAMS was smart in bumpers, winning both of his starts in that sphere, notably a Grade 2 event at Aintree’s Grand National meeting, and he wasn’t suited by the emphasis on speed on his hurdling debut at Ayr last month.

That race was run at a dawdle and Florida Dreams was seen nowhere near to good effect, but he seems sure to be sharper for that experience, and he remains a good prospect. Wholeofthemoon is a clear next best on form, though hurdling newcomers Muzaffar and Spit Spot both showed ability on the Flat and merit respect.

12:25 Moore Clouds

MOORE CLOUDS was well supported when opening her account in a handicap chase at Market Rasen in June and she travelled well for a long way over two and a half miles at this course three weeks ago.

She went with plenty of zest on that occasion but seemingly found the trip stretching her stamina, so she will remain of interest back at two miles from the same mark, which she is clearly capable of defying. Hashtag Lord and Neigh Botha aren’t dismissed, either, and head the dangers.

 

13:00 Moonlight Glory

MOONLIGHT GLORY clearly needed her seasonal reappearance as she showed when recording a career-best effort to resume winning ways at Newcastle last week, making good progress from four out and well in command approaching the last.

She was just driven out to score comfortably and looks the one they all have to beat turned out under a 7lb penalty in a race which looks weaker on paper. Maggie O is feared most on the back of her breakthrough victory at Doncaster with Lenebane also considered.

13:35 I Am Gonna Be

I AM GONNA BE showed fairly useful form in bumpers and over hurdles, successful in both, but she left the impression she has the potential to develop into an even better chaser on her reappearance and debut in this sphere last month.

That was her first start for Lucinda Russell and after undergoing a breathing operation and she was beaten only by a relatively unexposed sort who was making a winning start for a new yard. I Am Gonna Be is 3lb higher now but is open to improvement and still appeals as being well handicapped. Friary Rock, who won at this course last time, can pose the biggest threat.

14:10 Aurora Thunder

AURORA THUNDER hasn’t won for nearly two years, but she shaped with encouragement on his first start for four months when finishing placed over two and a half miles at Perth in September.

She was left with too much to do on that occasion and a return to this longer trip should be in her favour. Aurora Thunder has tumbled down the weights and may be ready to cash in on a reduced mark. There were excuses for Curley Finger over course and distance last month and he is feared most ahead of Kilbrainy.

 

14:45 Dr Shirocco

DR SHIROCCO took 27 attempts to get off the mark under Rules, but he made it back-to-back wins in handicaps at this course over two and a half miles last month, and he is a horse to remain interested in.

There was an opportunistic element to this success – he avoided the worst of the melee at the second and then was helped by an errant rival at the business end – but he deserves credit for making up so much ground in the straight, and he will have no problem with moving back up in trip.

He can complete a hat-trick from 3lb higher, likely at the main expense of Prince de Juilley, who has an Irish point win under his belt and is highly respected with his chase debut now under his belt.

15:20 Ice Day

The betting will no doubt be revealing given all of these are making their debut, but ICE DAY makes appeal on paper, represents a yard that have winners in this sphere, and is put forward before the benefit of market clues. Gallonray and Holly Bird are other interesting contenders and need monitoring in the market.

 

Musselburgh betting tips

11:55 Florida Dreams
12:25 Moore Clouds
13:00 Moonlight Glory
13:35 I Am Gonna Be
14:10 Aurora Thunder
14:45 Dr Shirocco
15:20 Ice Day

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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