FOUR KINGDOMS (8.00) has been raised 8lb for his four lengths Haydock success but that shouldn’t prevent a repeat performance at Musselburgh this evening.
Mike Smith’s gelding appreciated the quicker ground when pulling clear of Blue Medici (winner at Goodwood on Sunday) and this extra two furlongs should be okay. Tony Martin is a rare visitor and he runs Acclamatio in the colours of owner John Breslin, who scooped a huge pot when his Tudor City won last month’s Galway Hurdle. Acclamatio was an easy winner over 1m 4f at Thurles (good to firm) last October and a market check is advised.
OUR CHARLIE BROWN (6.00) and JACK RANDALL (7.30) also won last time out and are fancied to follow up. Our Charlie Brown had more than three lengths to spare at Catterick (soft) last week and has plenty of solid form on quicker ground at Musselburgh. Danny Redmond’s 5lb claim cancels out a 5lb penalty.
Jack Randall bounced back to form at Haydock 19 days ago and had almost three lengths in hand at the line. Tim Easterby’s gelding can handle a 6lb rise. Blank Canvas struggled on her handicap debut at Carlisle but the heavy ground was probably a mitigating factor and better is expected.
WHATWOULDYOUKNOW (6.30) held off Hugo Palmer’s Mina Vagante at Redcar before chasing home Luna Magic at Beverley. Richard Guest’s gelding is clearly in good nick.
SPANISH TIME (5.30) can land a tricky nursery for Keith Dalgleish. His gelding ran fifth to Macho Time at Ayr and that race is working out all right. Spanish Time goes handicapping off 67 which should make him competitive over this 7f trip.