Alan Thomson’s Racing Tips: Dynamic duo can make their Mark

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THE fact that Gordon Elliott and Jamie Spencer team up at Musselburgh won’t have escaped the bookies’ attention but MARKHAN (3.10) is still worth a bet.

The gelding has come here in search of some good ground and a repeat of his last run at Naas (third) would be smart enough in this Class 6 handicap. The winner ran third in a better event at Sligo on Wednesday evening, while the runner-up had won at the Curragh four days earlier.

Elliott’s KUIPER BELT (5.15) hacked up at Perth last week and should land the odds in the concluding two-mile handicap under Spencer.

There are some big southern yards represented on an attractive card but Mark Johnston could see them off with AUSTRIAN SCHOOL (4.10) in a cracking two-miler.

His gelding, a winner over 1m 6f at Chelmsford City back in May, appears to have been crying out for a stamina test. Austrian School has been coming up a little short in better-quality middle-distance contests. He again led for a long way at Ascot last time before being headed and rallying into third behind useful Kelly’s Dino and Atty Persse. His earlier second in the Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton was another solid effort and he may be classy enough to give away lots of weight all round.

Timoshenko has been placed astutely by Sir Mark Prescott to win his last four starts and is now elevated in class off a higher perch. William Haggas saddles his imposing filly Life On Earth, a comfortable Windsor winner. Although runner-up Vampish did absolutely nothing for the form next time at Wolverhampton, Life On Earth could be improving at a rate of knots. Artarmon carries a 6lb penalty for his Sandown success.

John Quinn sends out EDGE OF THE WORLD (3.40) for the first time since the filly’s switch from Ralph Beckett. A dual winner over six furlongs, she could progress again over this extra furlong from the foot of the weights.

Spencer teams up with Michael Bell’s Arabian Jazz but she has it to do to confirm Thirsk form with Forever A Lady, a solid fourth at Chester last week. Super Florence has stamina to prove, while Crochet didn’t convince with her finishing effort when stepped up to this trip at Doncaster in what was admittedly a slightly stronger event.

BLUE HAVANNA (4.40) disappointed when carrying my money at Hamilton but has been given a nice break by John Quinn. She had run really well on her previous start at Ripon when chasing home Airplane and Olympic Odyssey and she would beat course and distance winner Trautmann if deigning to run to that form. All the usual suspects turn up for this Class 6 affair so there doesn’t appear to be anything unexposed in the line-up, including Elliott’s Schindlers Ark, tailed off at Killarney last month.

Recommended bets

  • Musselburgh 3.10- Markhan (9-4, bet365)
  • Musselburgh 3.40- Edge Of The World (11-4, Ladbrokes)
  • Musselburgh 4.10 – Austrian School (3-1, bet365)
  • Musselburgh 4.40 – Blue Havanna (7-2, bet365)
  • Musselburgh 5.15 – Kuiper Belt (4-5, bet365)

 

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33 Comments
  1. Profile photo of double carpet
    double carpet 5 days ago

    Christmas 3/1 6.40 tipp NAP

    Royal Admiral 10/1 ew 7.15 tipp NB

    BOL

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    uncle pom 5 days ago

    Pot now + 31.1pts

    Musselburgh
    14:10 lady Lavinia 13/8 2pt win

    14:40 Diamonique 4/1 1pt win

    15:40 crotchet 4/1 1pt win

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    thejamrock 5 days ago

    Musselburgh 2.40
    Armageddon 1/1

    Newmarket 19.40
    Fountain of time 7/4

    Brighton 2.30
    Showout 13/8

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    gl happy days 5 days ago

    Morning all. nice to be back after a month cruise. lets hope we can start where we left off guys 4 winners from 5 tips from myself if i remember rightly befire i went away.

    INGLEBY MOLY..14.20..WOLVERHAPTON..4/1

    Info from the o’mera yard this chestnut filly should be taking all the beating this afternoon she is well in at the weights and david will be very disappointed if she isnt in the first two

    gl guys and as always happy days

    p.s glad those sports bets have stopped on here this is meant to be a racing thread only. cheers

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    gl happy days 5 days ago

    just read through last weeks or so thread not sure why guys are keeping points on here its not a competion

    gl

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      database 5 days ago

      If u are an actual tipster then you have to point track as should all punters, no one has hinted it is a competition.. if everyone kept points people could avoid tipsters out of form, hopefully you win big today so we can send you on another no wifi cruise.

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      Mr Fixit 5 days ago

      Points totals are fine as long as they don’t mention stakes.
      People can choice whether to put up points or not – it’s just a guide to form.

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    theplug 5 days ago

    AHUNDREDNOTOUT 2-20 WOLVES 9/4 NAP/NB

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    alphaomega 5 days ago

    Good morning teammates.

    Nap: Zoffee 2/1 18:50 HAYD 2pts
    Nb: Majrooh 9/2 19:10 NEWM 1pt

    0.5pt DBL @ 16/1

    P+L: +9.75pts

    Let’s Go To War!!

    A/O

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    ew thief 5 days ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday cheers for the comments lads was stuck at work
    Black truffle 2.20w 11/1
    Roy rocket 3.00b 7/1
    Let right be done 3.10m 16/1
    Beatbybeatbybeat 3.50w 7/1
    Noneedtotellme 4.50w 12/1
    Favorite story 5.20w 16/1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63☘️Gl all

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    cobretti 5 days ago

    I see Alan’s headline tip from yesterday, Purple Rock, was a non-runner and now in the 8.05 Chelmsford this evening.

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    uncle pom 4 days ago

    Brighton’s baby Roy rocket returns to track today at 15:00 will be amazing if he wins again 7-1 is a fair price .

    ATR have a segment on him available on their website where boyce’y interview the berry yard.

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    azzthewigan 4 days ago

    anadito 1.50. ew…cent flying. 2.00 no more regrets 2.30. good thyne girl 2.50 podemos 3.20. timoshenko 4.10.singles well done all winners yesterday

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    jstuhhs 4 days ago

    A yankee for me today

    MOTHER OF DRAGONS 200 BRIGHTON
    GOOD TYNE GIRL 250 WOLVERHAMPTON
    BROKEN SPEAR 700 CHELMSFORD
    ESPRIT DE BAILEYS 840 CHELMSFORD

    Good Luck to everyone today

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    gl happy days 4 days ago

    Get in INGLEBY MOLLY beaten a head for 2nd at 13/2 just as i was told wouldnt be out the first two. Sure plenty of us backed it in the place market at 7/4.that 6 from 7 winning tips now happy with that

    pub time

    gl very happy days

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    jimjammie 4 days ago

    thanks plug and gl happy days nice fc from you both there

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    jimjammie 4 days ago

    xtara,7,20, hadock, 11/2
    NAP

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    ew thief 4 days ago

    Well done winners so far
    Truly scrumptious 7.10n
    So hi storm 7.20h
    Bosham 7.30c
    Paddy a 7.55h
    Pass the cristal 8.05c
    Miss dd 8.30h
    Spiritoftomintoul 8.40c
    Win singles win super Heinz ☘️Gl all am off out🍺🍺🤪

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