A nine runner race and only Bondesire known to lead before but it's only my fourth top rated so has a place claim if on of the top three don't run to their best. Third top is Love Island, who usually tracks the pace. Second top rated is Misplaced Fortune, who can either be held up or track the leaders. Bottom weight WILLBEME comes out top at the weights and normally tracks the early pace.
4:30 Musselburgh - Fourteen runners here with five known front runners so should be a properly run race. Roy's Legacy needs the going to be at least good to firm but I don't think the ground will dry out enough for it. Chloe's Dream has only produced slow times so doubt it can lead here and the same applies to Bapak Bangsawan. The fourth possible leader is Gottcher, who is my third top rated, so could be hard to catch but my second top rated Tom Sawyer. CAPTAIN ROYALE 8/1 is top rated and will have to get a nice position early on and then finish the strongest of them all...
SUMMARY: 4:10 York - At odds of 8/1, I suggest an each way bet on WILLBEME. 4:30 Musselburgh - also an 8/1 shot - CAPTAIN ROYALE is worth an each way bet. Backed last time out, but was unlucky being on the wrong side of the course, this gelding finished fourth behind the first three on the other side of the course.
PS: Please check the going before you bet. It needs to be at least firm and any sign of soft going - no bet.
Willbeme 1st 12/1 SP