MUSSELBURGH is the main focus for Alan on Tuesday – he's backing Love Dream to thrive on a lower mark – plus has each-way picks from Lingfield and Wolverhampton.
ENMESHING twice ran well at Wolverhampton last month and should give young Rossa Ryan a good spin in a modest 1m 4f handicap. The gelding had Home Before Dusk seven lengths behind when running Olly Murphy’s Endlessly close and it just remains to be seen how effective Enmeshing will be on grass.
LOVE DREAMS made all to score handsomely at Goodwood on fast ground last May and Mark Johnston’s five-year-old races off a 7lb lower mark at Musselburgh. Love Dreams wintered in Dubai and should be sharper for a recent second at Kempton on his return to the UK.
Somerset-based Alexandra Dunn sends another fancied runner north in CRY WOLF for the 1m 6f handicap and her gelding beat in-form Glen Y Gors at Newcastle when last seen at the end of February. He ran well at Bath on rattling fast ground last season.
SILVER DUST represents the Richard Fahey/Paul Hanagan combination on his handicap debut and the grey isn’t badly treated on the strength of his Carlisle third to classy The Mackem Bullet in late June.
A couple of each-way bets on the all-weather are suggested. The last time TAN ran at Lingfield he made all the running to smash up his rivals and races off a 3lb higher mark.
DARK ALLIANCE is a four-time winner at Wolverhampton and ran well at Lingfield four days ago when closing down aggressively-ridden winner In The Red. Dark Alliance likes to sit off a strong pace which he should get this evening.