Musselburgh Placepot: Tuesday July 23

Musselburgh plays host to racing on Tuesday.

Timeform's Matt Gardner tackles the Placepot at Musselburgh on Tuesday...

"Imperial Legend did well to stick on for second at Haydock last time having raced close to the strong pace in a contest that featured plenty of in-form or well-treated horses..."

14:00 - Cono Zur goes unpenalised for his win in an apprentice's event at Haydock last week but preference is for Queens Revenge and Tectonic. The first mentioned hinted at a revival at Pontefract last time, going well for a long way prior to finding her stamina being stretched over 10 furlongs, so the drop in trip will suit and she has slipped to a workable mark. Tectonic has shown temperament in the past but is doing nothing wrong at present and were he to repeat any of his last six or so performances he would certainly be in with a shout here. 

14:30 - Newcomer Damaah hails from a leading yard and is of definite interest but it is very difficult to take on the William Haggas-trained Brown Eyed Honey, who shaped well when fourth in a fair maiden at Newmarket and will improve for that experience. 

15:00 - This could develop into a match between the thriving Salvatore Fury and Secret Advice, with preference for the latter who arrives here having found only the progressive Jubilee Dancer too strong at Redcar on Sunday. 

15:30 - Just six go to post for the fourth leg but it is pretty tightly-knit and a few arrive in decent heart, so we want to on side. The first to make the cut is Slide Show, who has been on the up since joining this yard and finished a good second at Catterick last time, making her move earlier than the winner and shaping as one that is very much still of interest. We're also going to take St Ignatius, who has plenty of scope from this mark when judged on the sort of form he showed last year and he is just the type to rack up a sequence having scored at Brighton last week. 

16:00 - Burning Thread took advantage of a falling mark to regain winning ways at Bath last time, and a penalty may not be enough to stop him if he is in the same form here, but we're going to take him on with the Dandy Nicholls-trained Imperial Legend. The four-year-old did well to stick on for second at Haydock last time having raced close to the strong pace in a contest that featured plenty of in-form or well-treated horses, and he appeals as being one to keep on side. 

16:30 - Few make any real appeal in the concluding leg, a handicap over two miles, so the best ploy may be to take two that are at least likely to run respectably, namely La Bacouetteuse and Raleigh Quay. The first mentioned has been in patchy form this term but will take a hand if putting his best foot forward whilst Raleigh Quay hasn't really suggested that he is poised to strike but stayed on well enough at Doncaster last time and ought to be in the mix. 

Selections:
14:00 - 4, 5
14:30 - 3
15:00 - 2
15:30 - 4, 6
16:00 - 2
16:30 - 1, 2
= 8 lines

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