KUPA RIVER (3.05) landed some inspired bets at Musselburgh ten days ago and Roger Fell's gelding has every chance of defying a 6lb rise. Owners Middleham Park Racing set punters a poser by also running top weight Right Action, last seen scoring at Doncaster at the end of March, and bookmakers prefer him in the overnight market.
Bet365 have put up TAWSEEF (5.45) at a generous 11-2 in the concluding 1m 7f handicap. The last time Donald McCain's veteran ran on the level at Musselburgh he romped home by 15 lengths under today's rider Ella McCain. A recent second over 3m 2f at Carlisle suggests the old boy retains plenty of his old ability. Elite Icon holds a narrow verdict over Frame Rate on the running here ten days ago but Iain Jardine's runner-up is interesting now blinkers are applied.
Irish raider Bahlwan was another course winner 11 days ago and will prove popular with punters. Eric Alston's BOUDICA BAY (2.30), fourth to Red Invader at Southwell, would have a massive each-way shout if able to reproduce his Catterick success last September.
Simon Crisford's Maybe Today and last week's Bath winner Bayshore Freeway are vying for favouritism in the 1m 6f handicap. Jim Goldie's THEGLASGOWWARRIOR (3.35) is a bit of value as he looks sure to strip sharper for his third to Claire Underwood.