ALAN is zoning in on Musselburgh today with three selections and also has a bet from Southwell.
LANDSMAN can land pretty short odds at Musselburgh’s midweek meeting. His first run for Tim Vaughan since leaving Tony Martin’s yard was a respectable third at Huntingdon ten days ago and he should have the measure of chief rival The Very Thing. Olly Murphy’s gelding wouldn’t have qualified for this maiden if he hadn’t been disqualified after passing the post first at Fakenham before Christmas.
TRIANGLE ROCK ran into a progressive sort in Nicely Indeed at Sedgefield and Keith Dalgleish has found the six-year-old a good opening. Market rival Call The Cops is a shadow of his former self but is so well handicapped these days that he could pop up for in-form trainer Ben Haslam.
THE CHARACTER takes a slight drop in class and could well make all the running. Forcing tactics won the day on his previous visit to Musselburgh and his recent fourth to Suggestion at Haydock was a good run. He makes plenty of each-way appeal for Donald McCain. Wot A Shot has been leniently treated with a 3lb rise for his course and distance victory in early January. Lucinda Russell’s morning favourite Royal Reserve won well at Newcastle but can be an in-and-out performer.
At Southwell, HARBOUR QUAY caught the eye when just outpaced by Argus over course and distance ten days ago and gets the voter over recent course winner Purple Rock.