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Can Sandy Forster's Lowanbehold get his head back in front at Musselburgh on Sunday
Can Sandy Forster's Lowanbehold get his head back in front at Musselburgh on Sunday
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With some superb racing on Sunday, Alan Dudman returns with a couple of selections at Taunton and Musselburgh...

"He's well-treated, and I won't be too disheartened if the ground dries out, as he won a couple of novice races on good to soft. He might be pushing double figures, but he certainly will not lack for stamina."

Back Lowanbehold @ [9.0] in the 15:45 at Musselburgh

14:50 Taunton - Back Go Long @ [5.0]

This looks a cracking race with plenty holding chances in the field, and so there should for a 0-140.

I was quite impressed with the way Go Long travelled last time at Exeter over 2m3f, in fact he cruised through the race like a horse with above-average ability. He looked as if he didn't stay in the end, although it was his first run since last February. A mistake at the end probably highlighted how tired he was.

He drops back to the minimum at a sharp track today, an angle he'll be more than adept in dealing with considering he has a bit of speed. He acts in soft, but he won't mind drying ground either.

Go Long has a proper pedigree as a half-brother to Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy, and he also beat Charbel as a novice hurdler in 2015.

Clearly he's fragile sort, but this could be an ideal sort of race for him.


15:45 Musselburgh - Back Lowanbehold @ [9.0]

With quite a few Nicky Henderson "shorties" on the day, I have swerved the quality earlier in the afternoon in order to have a dart at this staying handicap over near-enough 3m3f. I like these marathon contests, and I am happy to back Lowanbehold at around [9.0].

His claims are all about stamina; and he won on his reappearance back in November at Hexham over 4m. To describe that as a brutal test in heavy ground would be an understatement, and that was his first outing for 178 days, but he slugged it out. It was a hard watch, though.

The 11yo posted a fair run at Ayr last time (again in very testing ground), but he probably wasn't suited by prominent tactics - as the first and second on that occasion were held up.

He's well-treated, and I won't be too disheartened if the ground dries out, as he won a couple of novice races on good to soft. He might be pushing double figures, but he certainly will not lack for stamina.


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