Musselburgh Placepot: Friday June 27

Friday's Placepot comes from Musselburgh
Friday's Placepot comes from Musselburgh

Musselburgh makes most appeal of Friday's afternoon cards from a Placepot point of view.

"The money has come for Mishaal and no wonder..."

14:10 - This maiden arguably isn't as closely-matched at the market implies, especially when looking for a Placepot selection. In that regard Hell of A Lord is clearly the best option. He might have been amiss at Haydock last time, though he might just have had an off day coupled with the fact that six furlongs is too far for him at this stage. He's trained by Bill Turner and has the speed you'd expect, so Musselburgh's five-furlong course ought to suit him very well.

14:40 - This race is somewhat in limbo at the time of writing, Operateur having won his fourth race in a row at Hamilton last night. Either way, there's going to be a lot of money going onto the favourite. Therefore take both the consistent Rocky Two and the unexposed Ronald Gee. If Operateur runs and wins one will most likely take second; if he doesn't we can cheer for the one that doesn't inherit the favourite's mantle.

15:10 - Hopefully the Ellison yard will fancy they can improve one from Mick Channon straight away and send Honest Bob's off as favourite, because as far as the Placepot's concerned Ventura Shadow makes loads more appeal. She's been contesting better races than this, slowly working her way up all the while. It's perhaps a touch surprising that she's running in a seller now and not a nursery, but to rule her out on a second-guess would be rash.

15:45 - Alaskan Bullet is one we're very interested in, the ground he made up to get competitive at Ayr last time marking him out as well-treated. However, he comes with risks, which necessitates the inclusion of Bunce, who already has a C&D win to his name this year and is more consistent than most sprinters.

16:20 - The money has come for Mishaal and no wonder: he's done it twice at this course and has been dropped to a 0-70 now, despite looking last time as though he's working back to form. It's difficult to see him out of the first three if he's able to confirm that impression, so he goes in here as a banker.

16:55 - To finish there's another race in which Occam's razor applies: Voice From Above nicked her race last time and probably won't be able to do so again, while she's a doubtful stayer over two miles anyway. That leaves the way clear for Longshadow, who has got back into the groove of late and is potentially still well in under a penalty if you take his best form.

14:10 - 1
14:40 - 1, 5
15:10 - 7
15:45 - 2, 6
16:20 - 1
16:55 - 1

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