Alan Thomson fancies a Borders chaser to win again at Musselburgh on Sunday's racing action.

HASTRUBAL (3.50) fairly hacked up at Sedgefield last month and is strongly fancied to land short odds for Sandy Thomson in the 3m 2f handicap chase on day two at Musselburgh.

Southern stables scooped the two major prizes on offer yesterday and they are likely to dominate again in the bet365 Scottish Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Paul Nicholls strips his dual winner Wild Max for action and there was much to like about the way he pulled clear of Nick Henderson’s France De Reve at Taunton. The runner-up flopped next time at Doncaster and Wild Max may be worth opposing at short odds. FRED (2.15) stepped up to the plate with an impressive Kempton victory on Boxing Day following a couple of placed efforts at Cheltenham and Ascot. Malystic strode clear over course and distance earlier in the season but was no match for the Philip Hobbs-trained Pileon over a longer trip at Catterick. The winner looks useful and Malystic should go well.

The bet365 Scottish Triumph Hurdle is a cracker, with Keith Dalgleish’s course winner El Picador flying the home flag. GOA LIL (1.45) has a good bit to find with Thyme White on their running behind Rowland Ward at Kempton over Christmas but a change to front-running tactics worked a treat for Goa Lil last time. He could be difficult to catch. Group Stage ran well enough in defeat at Cheltenham in mid-December to be a serious contender.

Scottish-owned HIGHLAND HUNTER (3.20) will not go unsupported in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle. Highland Hunter is a strong stayer so this 3m 2f trip should suit on his second start for Nicholls since leaving Lucinda Russell. Keeper Hill split Frodon and Top Notch over fences at Kempton last month and ran possibly his best race over hurdles at Aintree last April when third to Aux Ptits Soins. Another to consider is impressive course winner Fred The Foot, while Rocket Lad showed up for a long way before being pulled up in the Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham won in convincing fashion by Harry Senior.

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26 Comments
  1. Double Handful 6 months ago

    Waiting to see how gardens of babylon looks in the paddock before the 2.30 over in lepordstown do like this horse

    🚎🛑 Vegas pot -20

  2. dazzman1979 6 months ago

    12:50 Mumbai – Castilian 6/1 bet 365

  3. Poppa 6 months ago

    Good morning all

    1.25 Lep Cerberus 6/1 ew looks a very good bet

    Gl All

    Be lucky

    • Poppa 6 months ago

      What happened there!!

  4. double carpet 6 months ago

    12.55 Jeremy’s flame 6/1
    1.55 Mt Leinster 5/2 NAP
    3.00 Easy Game 11/2
    3.30 Kemboy 11/8
    4.00 Articulum 16/1 ew 6 places

    BOL

  5. uncle pom 6 months ago

    Jan ended +16 good
    Feb –

    Leopardstown
    12:55 Jeremy’s flame 11/2 2pt win

  6. cobretti 6 months ago

    4.35 Leopardstown- Castra Vetera 4/1
    Beat Caribbean Lotus by 7L who was then a subsequent winner next time out by 8 1/2L.
    Joseph rates this one highly and will give the odds on Elliott horse, a listed winner, something to think about.

  7. elvis parsley 6 months ago

    Ew extra.
    Leopardstown
    12-55 ellie Mac 12-1 for 10 places.
    1-25 oak park 20-1 for 5 places.
    2-30 high sparrow 16-1 for 10 places.
    4-00 kitten rock and trainwreck both 16-1 for 10 places.

  8. theplug 6 months ago

    can’t see Kemboy get beat today ,i think he will reverse the form with delta work 13/8 is my nap/nb today
    im with double handful on gardens of babylon 12/1 ew .he is taking a big step up in trip today ,but j o brien always said this hosre would be better over longer trips so ew way for me.

    • Wildhorse 6 months ago

      Paul Townend is not Ruby , he was the best for me ever , you see it again today , with a bad jumping , you can’t beat a class horse like Delta Work , I was between this two horses also , but with the money I go also with Kemboy , but was not a banker for me today .

  9. 6 months ago

    Afternoon All . Well done yesterdays winners.My one bet ran poorly and was pulled up .

    MUSSELBURGH

    14.15. .Wild Max. .6/4

    15.20. .Keeeper Hill. .7/2

    TAUNTON

    15.10. .Vienna Court. .5/4

    Plenty of sport on tv today so pub for me.

    GL ALL

    • Double Handful 6 months ago

      Well done with vienna mate 💪💪💪☘☘

  10. azzthewigan 6 months ago

    Fred 2.15 well done all winners yesterday

  11. double carpet 6 months ago

    In the first I’ve also had a small ew on Strange Notions at 28/1 5 places
    Beaten 9L by Drury lto but a big pull in the weights today gives him a squeak

  12. double carpet 6 months ago

    Brilliant ride from Davy Russell. Still one of the very best.
    Strange Notions placed 👍

    • theplug 6 months ago

      well done D C.
      im just after getting word for Castra Vetera 4/1 in the last at leopardstown.

  13. Wildhorse 6 months ago

    Win

    R. 3 – Fred / Musselb..

    R. 5 – Faugheen / Leopst..

    Each & Way

    Leopardstown

    R. 3 – Blue Sari

    R. 7 – Any Second Now

    • Wildhorse 6 months ago

      Nice Double win for a Sunday , need Kemboy for a treble , Faugheen what a horse *_*

    • Wildhorse 6 months ago

      Like always Kemboy second not a perfect Sunday , but nice profit !!.

      Nice Sunday

  14. chuckbass 6 months ago

    1600 moonshine bay 16-1 each way 6places

  15. double carpet 6 months ago

    You have to hand it to Faugheen. 12yrs old what a horse

    • wn 6 months ago

      My all time favourite horse, amazing.

  16. mickmac 6 months ago

    As Matt Chapman would say faugheen the machine yeeehaaaa

  17. azzthewigan 6 months ago

    polliteser 4.35 ew

  18. elvis parsley 6 months ago

    Decent day again 3 place 20-1 16-1. 16-1.
    Ew great market for these big field handicaps

    And I concur with the posts about, faugheen been a great horse and still a top notcher at 12, and injuries maybe stop him becoming an all time great ??
    Could have won a lot more champions barring injury for me.🏇

    • Poppa 6 months ago

      👍

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