POET’S DAWN (3.15) is holding his form well after a busy but productive summer campaign and Tim Easterby’s gelding is fancied to score at Musselburgh on Sunday.
The three-year-old was a close fourth to Knighted in what looked a superior event at Redcar 11 days ago. Poet’s Dawn was headed on the line by Pepys at Beverley under a 6lb penalty for scoring decisively the previous week.
Easterby saddles another potential winner in FASHION THEORY (4.10), not seen since a strong-finishing fourth to Masham Star in a Class 3 contest at Redcar in August. She was beaten less than a length by Waarif at Pontefract in July and will be nice a fresh following a break.
ARCHIVE (4.55) looked all over the winner until collared late by Chebsey Beau over course and distance in early September and although a 4lb rise seems harsh, Brian Ellison’s gelding still looks the one to beat.
At Epsom, STRINGYBARK CREEK (4.45) is in the form of his life and may well defy a 6lb penalty for his convincing Beverley success five days ago under Laura Coughlan.
- Musselburgh 3.15 – Poet’s Dawn (9-2, Paddy Power)
- Musselburgh 4.10 – Fashion Theory (7-1, Ladbrokes)
- Musselburgh 4.55 – Archive (15-8, Ladbrokes)
- Epsom 4.45 – Stringybark Creek (5-1, bet365)