INNAMORARE (6.45) looks hard to beat in the fillies' handicap at Wolverhampton.
Gavin Cromwell's four-year-old stuck on bravely to land a more competitive contest at Dundalk in early November and is capable of conceding 9lb to principal rival Stay Classy, a Lingfield scorer nine days ago when swooping late. Stay Classy often compromises her chance by breaking slowly and she won't want to give Innamorare too much rope.
The each-way bet of the night is ISHEBAYORGREY (6.15) in the 7f handicap. He boasts a course and distance success last month when overcoming interference to nail Brockley Rise. The gelding remains in good form judged on his fourth here on Saturday evening in what looked a stronger event. Mount Wellington was gambled off the boards at Newcastle ten days ago on debut for Stuart Williams but never struck a blow. He remains dangerously well treated on old form.
MALYSTIC (12.15) can get punters off to a flier in the opener if Musselburgh passes an 8.30 morning inspection. Peter Niven’s gelding picked off a bumper on the all-weather at Newcastle in February and was in the process of making a highly respectable debut over hurdles at Market Rasen when unseating his rider three out. Winner Timetochill hacked up here at the last meeting and Malystic looks the one to beat.
George Gently has been off the track for 625 days but that hasn't stopped punters latching on to the gelding on his belated reappearance.
LADY SAMBACK (12.45) is interesting at ew odds for Maurice Barnes in the Mares’ Handicap Hurdle. She was a dual winner, at Carlisle and Perth, in April/May and returned from a lengthy break to finish third to Nicky Richards’ Amberose at Carlisle three weeks ago, leading briefly on the run to two out.
Gemologist remains a maiden but continues to run consistently in defeat. She threw away a possible winning opportunity with a blunder at the last flight here 26 days ago and looks sure to play a part in the finish once again. Homing Star cannot be discounted in this company, a remark which applies equally to Wise Coco and Dieu Benisse.