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Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 12:20
2(2)
Paul Hanagan

Khunan

J:
 
Paul Hanagan
T:
 
Richard Fahey
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A

All four of these demand respect for yards capable of readying a newcomer but this son of Twilight Son is bred to be speedy and he may just prove hard to catch on his first start.

Richard Fahey has his string in good nick and Paul Hanagan is booked to ride.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/04/21RIP5Gd9-51
03/04/21MUS5Gd9-53
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 12:50
5(2)
Shane Gray

Marshal Dan

J:
 
Shane Gray
T:
 
Heather Main
Age: 6
Weight: 9-3
OR: 88
Days: 112

Marshal Dan will be fitter than most having had a spin on the AW in December and his sole effort over C&D resulted in a 1 1/2 length victory off a mark of 84.

He is 4lb higher this time around but he has justified that rating and he has some useful early season form.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/04/21HAY7GF9-49
03/04/21MUS7Gd9-32
12/12/20NCS7St/Slw8-74
12/10/20MUS7Sft8-101
19/09/20NBY7Gd9-53
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 13:25
4(2)
Franny Norton

Forest Falcon

J:
 
Franny Norton
T:
 
Mark Johnston
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: 83
Days: 198

Just seven line up for the Royal Mile Handicap and it is Mark Johnston’s Forest Falcon who earns our selection.

This son of Raven’s Pass finished midfield in one of the hottest maidens of the season at Sandown before bolting up by 10l at Yarmouth and he rates the type to continue improving with age.

He has plenty of stamina in his pedigree therefore Franny Norton will be looking to make this a good test.

Archie Watson’s Colonel Faulkner rates the e/w option.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/04/21NCS8St/Slw9-72
03/04/21MUS8Gd8-132
17/09/20YAR8GF9-21
23/07/20SAN7GF9-57
03/07/20HAY7Sft9-53
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 14:00
7(12)
Connor Beasley

Zarzyni

J:
 
Connor Beasley
T:
 
David Barron
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 90
Days: 21

Caspian Prince is likely to produce plenty of early speed down the middle but the sprint track here favours a wide draw and our selection is birthed in stall 12.

This 4-y-o is unexposed compared to most of these and he boasts some very useful form including a fourth in the Round Tower Stakes.

He was given a nice prep for this on debut for the yard where they kept him wide throughout and that fitness boost will give him an advantage.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/04/21MUS5Gd8-112
13/03/21WOL6St8-63
22/09/20LIS7Gd9-120
12/09/20LEO7Gd9-37
23/08/20NAA6Sft9-87
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 14:35
8(13)
Franny Norton

Trumpet Man

J:
 
Franny Norton
T:
 
Mark Johnston
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 97
Days: 147

Mark Johnston as a typically strong hand in the Queen’s Cup and we like two of his chances in Trumpet Man and Themaxwecan.

Trumpet Man’s pedigree suggests he will continue to improve this season and his previous form is already strong enough to get competitive off 97.

He is the stable’s number one on jockey bookings and he will enjoy the drying ground.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/04/21MUS14Gd9-36
07/11/20CFD14St9-22
16/10/20HAY16Hy9-131
07/10/20NCS16.5St9-71
30/09/20NOT16Gd9-01
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 14:35
5(12)
Ben Curtis

Themaxwecan

J:
 
Ben Curtis
T:
 
Mark Johnston
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 98
Days: 196

Another that will appreciate this surface is Themaxwecan.

This consistent sort has ran numerous big races in similar events and he has also previously performed on seasonal reappreance.

Ben Curtis rides.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/04/21RIP16GF9-93
03/04/21MUS14Gd9-51
19/09/20NMK18GF9-102
08/09/20GOO16Gd10-05
01/08/20GOO14GF9-88
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 15:11
5(17)
Jamie Gormley

Tomily

J:
 
Jamie Gormley
T:
 
Iain Jardine
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 73
Days: 134

This 7-y-o is thrown in on some of his previous form so he looks worth an each-way play with five places on offer.

He went off the boil for Ruth Carr slipping 7lb down the handicap in three starts but he has since switched to Ian Jardine who can bring horses back to life.

The son of Canford Cliffs comes with risks attached but he is dangerously well-handicapped and shouldn’t be ruled out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/05/21CAT6Sft9-46
30/04/21NCS6St/Slw9-60
13/04/21NCS5St/Slw9-48
03/04/21MUS5Gd9-10
20/11/20NCS6St8-83
Musselburgh - April 02 2021
Musselburgh 15:46
4(11)
Kevin Stott

First Response

J:
 
Kevin Stott
T:
 
Linda Stubbs
Age: 6
Weight: 9-5
OR: 58
Days: 18

We round off Musselburgh with a Class 6 handicap over 1m.

This definitely isn’t the most exciting race of the day however First Response is down to a very attractive mark and he rates decent bet at an each way price tag.

The 6-y-o is winless on the AW this season but he is now 8lb lower than when fourth on his final turf start in September which makes him well-handicapped.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/04/21MUS8Gd9-56
16/03/21NCS8St/Slw8-120
28/01/21NCS8St/Slw9-55
11/01/21WOL9.5St9-94
04/12/20NCS7St/Slw9-79

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