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Through The Card: Musselburgh, Sunday 29 September

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There is Flat racing from Musselburgh on Sunday

"...shaped better than her finishing position would suggest, ultimately beaten only two lengths in a bunched finish..."

Timeform on Boudica Bay

Timeform take you through the card at Musselburgh on Sunday...

13:40 - CHICA BUENA (2) came out on top in straightforward fashion on her handicap debut at Hamilton last week, and she appeals as very much the type to run up a sequence given how good she's proven over hurdles for this yard. Apache Blaze and Smart Lass head up the opposition.

14:10 - AMAYSMONT (1) created a really good impression when scoring at Carlisle and, with the step up in trip sure to benefit him too, he is impossible to oppose. Lingfield-winner Johan also has better days ahead of him and Mark Johnston's newcomer Marie's Gem makes appeal but they look set to give best to Richard Fahey's very useful prospect.

14:40 - SUMMER HEIGHTS (7) showed much improved form when second on her handicap debut over C&D two weeks ago, never nearer than at the finish after still looking to be learning on the job through the first half of the race (slowly into stride and outpaced). Beaten just three quarters of a length at the line, Jim Goldie's charge meets the winner Shepherds Way on 3 lb better terms here, and with further improvement on the cards, she looks a good bet to reverse the placings and open her account, with the fine form of her yard an ongoing recommendation (enjoying a good run capped by a double at Newcastle on Friday).

15:15 - WARNING FIRE (1) could be the way to go in an open fillies' handicap. Admittedly, she has a career-high mark to contend with having gone up 4 lb in the weights for her Wolverhampton success last week, but the manner of that win suggested that she is full value for it, ultimately well on top at the finish, and the prospect of an easy lead here makes her an attractive proposition in her follow-up bid for Mark Johnston, who does well on his frequent visits north of the border to Musselburgh (20% strike rate).

15:45 - BOUDICA BAY (6) failed to meet market expectations when only sixth at Catterick last time, but she shaped better than her finishing position would suggest, ultimately beaten only two lengths in a bunched finish. She certainly showed enough to suggest that she remains on a fair mark, and having won all three previous starts over C&D this season, there is every reason to expect another bold showing from her this afternoon, lining up in a race where most of her rivals arrive with something to prove.

16:20 - JEFFREY HARRIS (3) needs forgiving a lesser effort on his most recent start at Hamilton seven days ago, yet he had previously caught the eye over C&D and could well be worth chancing to bounce back in this concluding leg of the Placepot. Thornaby Princess and One Boy head up the dangers in what rates a tricky handicap.

16:55 - VIVE LA DIFFERENCE (4) looked to be sharpened up by the fitting of blinkers but enjoyed no luck in running when seventh at Ayr last time. He now figures on a very lenient mark and can end a long losing run for his in-form handler. Hat-trick seeking Lagenda is greatly feared along with recent Ayr scorer Donnelly's Rainbow.

17:25 - BANNOCKBURN (9) shaped better than the bare result on his second start in a handicap here last month and this lightly-raced three-year-old could be worth chancing in a weak finale. Kaizer is holding his form well and is the obvious threat.

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