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A change of scenery seems to have perked up this daughter of Equiano this year, with the 5yo building on a fair winter for Robyn Brisland with two excellent runs for Jessica Macey. A winner first time out at Catterick, she nearly made it two on the spin over today’s course and distance when finding one too good. She’s up another pound here, and doesn’t have the assistance of 3lb claimer Ben Sanderson, but is clearly on good form with herself and cannot be ruled out. Three-time course and distance winner Boudica Bay looks the biggest threat.


Staying on strongly over 7f to finish in fourth at York last time reads well now for Keith Dalgleish’s charge with the horse a length behind him in fifth winning smoothly at Haydock last weekend. Prior to that run, the grey had rattled off a couple of wins on the all-weather at Newcastle towards the back-end of 2020, with the most recent of those getting a few boosts along the way, including with the runner-up winning two of his next three, including off a 4lb higher mark. The selection lines up here just a pound higher than he was that day, so has to be respected back up in trip.

Leo Davinci

Eoin Walsh has been a jockey to follow in the last month, with nine of his 17 rides finishing in the first two with five winning (29%). For Tote customers that has been well received with four of his five triumphs paying more than SP with Tote+. One of those was Leo Davinci who pounced at a Tote+ dividend of £26.62 at Nottingham under today’s rider on his penultimate run. He followed that up with a close second at Thirsk off a higher mark. His rating’s been nudged up again, but the way in which he got on top at the line two starts back, suggests it should see him in a better light, especially with the in-form Doyle back in the saddle.

Desert Emperor

There’s no denying that Iconic Belle is riding the crest of a wave at the moment, having won five on the bounce but her latest success takes her mark up to a career high of 80. With form figures of 5417239336 off marks north of 75, there’s no guarantee she’ll make it six in a row. Instead, a chance can be taken on handicap debutant Desert Emperor who has shown encouragement in three starts to date, most recently chasing home a pair of useful looking opponents at Wolverhampton. Although he was nearly 8l off the winner that day, the victor was placed off a mark of 95 at York over the weekend, so with Ivan Furtado’s gelding pitched in here off 77, there’s a chance he can do well with the step up in distance likely to be more to his liking.


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Leg 1
No Flies On Me
Leg 2
Boudica Bay
Leg 3
Ayr Poet
Cruyff Turn
Leg 4
Leg 5
Leo Davinci
Leg 6
Arctic Fox
Desert Emperor

About Musselburgh Racecourse

Hosting 28 fixtures throughout the year, Musselburgh offers both National Hunt and flat racing. The racecourse has seen much development and investment over the course of the past few years. The new hospitality area, The Queen’s Stand, and the refurbishment of the Edwardian Stand mean racegoers can enjoy quality racing throughout the year with high quality facilities.

Ladies Day in June is the most attended day in the calendar, which can see crowds of up to 10,000 pouring through the gates. In the centre of the racecourse there is a nine-hole golf course which dates back to 1672.

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