TRUE ROMANCE (4.30) is an interesting runner in the 1m 5f Class 6 handicap at Musselburgh.
The gelding has shown precious little on the level but arrives here in great form over hurdles. True Romance hacked up at a big price at Southwell last month before finding Gordon Elliott’s Braid Blue too strong at Perth. The winner went in again at Ffos Las last week and True Romance races off a basement 51 mark for Graham Lee. Probable favourite Percy Prosecco was a disappointing sixth when sent off favourite at Doncaster but may be better suited by this shorter distance.
GABRIAL THE TIGER (3.00) is enjoying a rich spell of form and his attacking style of racing is well suited to Musselburgh’s tight home turn. He is up 4lb after making all at Chester but that isn’t necessarily prohibitive as he scored off a similar mark over course and distance last October. Sean Davis takes off 3lb.
Donnelly’s Rainbow finally snapped a long sequence of placed efforts by scoring at Ayr eight days ago and that should have boosted his confidence. Top weight Mujassam ran another solid race at Epsom last week and should be involved once again.
BOUDICA BAY (4.00) scored over course and distance in May and has a plum draw up the stands’ rail. Eric Alson’s filly wasn’t disgraced in sixth behind prolific winner Dapper Man at Haydock and this is a bit easier.
MOLLY MAI (2.00), a winner at Beverley in May, is sent north by Phil McBride to contest the modest Class 6 mile handicap. His filly wasn’t beaten far in fourth behind Primeiro Boy at Wolverhampton last time.