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Daily Racing Multiple Tips: Poet set to master rivals for a Burke Saturday double

Trainer Karl Burke
Karl Burke unleashes Ice Max and Poet Master at Musselburgh

Alan Dudman's latest double comes from Musselburgh on Saturday...

Musselburgh - 13:50: Back Ice Max

We're going double-handed with trainer Karl Burke to have a good Saturday at Musselburgh, and the yard have a fair record at the Scottish venue down the years with a win record of 19% and a placed record of 30%.

Ice Max starts the ball rolling in the 13:50 Royal Mile - a well-bred half-brother to a horse who stayed 1m2f and he impressed on both visits to Catterick last term with wide margin wins.

One of those was a startling one at 11L off a mark of 80. While he didn't exactly beat much, he seems best on good to soft ground as his other victory at the track came on that surface.

Musselburgh tends to get a drier surface than most, and it could be the horse needs to stay away from real deep ground as he has flopped a couple of times.

Indeed, his last effort as a juvenile came in deep ground at Doncaster in a 0-95, on officially heavy and he checked out.

He's been gelded since and he starts his season off 89 and I do see a 1m and 1m2f his races for the season and a sharp speedy track should suit him judged on his Catterick efforts.

Musselburgh - 14:25: Back Poet Master

Poet Master for Burke was a horse I tipped in this week's antepost column at 5/23.50 on the Tuesday, and he is one of the most exciting horses on the card lining up in the Silver Arrow Handicap.

I am hoping he could turn out to be a little better than a 100 horse and bridge the gap to potential Listed Class or higher as he really looked the part winning a good handicap at Doncaster last term on good to soft. Burke did say afterwards it will be "black type now", so Saturday will be a good starting point.

The Donny contest was a good race, but he made short work of his rivals there, and I loved the way this horse travelled.

Previously he scored on decent ground on his first two starts and won on his debut at Musselburgh last term. He looked very smart winning at Haydock on his second start by 5L, and I expect him to make the running again - so there's not much scope in any sort of back-to-lay at the price.

He should be aimed at some good 7f races this term as he is such a fluent traveller. And considering he was still quite inexperienced despite being gelded in his freshman campaign, there's more to come from 100.

Back the double here @ 13/114.00

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