DREAMSELLER (4.30) pulled the race out of the fire when getting up close home to catch It Had To Be You over course and distance 15 days ago and could be another winner for Tim Easterby and David Allan at Musselburgh.
That was the gelding’s third success this season and he should get a good pace to attack with the likes of How Bizarre sure to press on from his wide draw. Course and distance winner Merricourt is closely matched with How Bizarre on their run behind Tommy G here at the end of last month.
The opening 1m 4f seller is interesting, with SPLINTER (1.00) winning the vote. Richard Fahey’s three-year-old launched his season with a fine third to Brunch at Newcastle in early June but hasn’t really fulfilled his potential. However, he produced his best effort for a while when fourth to Prince Alex over 1m 6f at Haydock and if able to back that up would be very difficult to beat. Euro Implosion would rate a danger if re-discovering early-season placed runs behind the likes of Solo Saxophone (Thirsk), Eastern Sheriff (Ayr) and Zeeband (Ripon), but has become disappointing.
UGO GREGORY (1.30) won with a good bit in hand at Ayr last week and is fancied to complete his hat-trick under a 5lb penalty.