Through The Card: Musselburgh, Sunday September 25

There is Flat racing from Musselburgh on Sunday
There is Flat racing from Musselburgh on Sunday

Timeform take you through the card at Musselburgh on Sunday.

14:00 - A tricky starter, but Michael Dods holds a strong hand with Hot Hannah (3) and Not Now Nadia, with the former narrowly preferred after her close fourth at Catterick on her nursery debut last week. Queen Celeste looks best of the others.

14:30 - Another race with one trainer holding a nap hand, with the Mark Johnston Scots Piper (2) and Think So first and second in the betting, despite the fact they're making their debuts against three others, two of whom have experience. The market suggests Shamardal colt Scots Piper is the pick, so it seems logical to bank on him finishing in the first two, even if we'll take plenty of other tickets forward with us.

15:05 - Nine runners in this sprint handicap, so hopefully a relatively easy race to get through from a Placepot standpoint. Vimy Ridge (1) chased home a thriving winner at Ayr last week, confirming a return to form, and gets the win vote over One Boy (7) who also ran at Ayr recently, finishing third of 19 to Euxton in a handicap.

15:35 - The widest stall isn't ideal but War Department (4) has taken off for the Keith Dalgleish stable since being fitted with a visor, winning at Newcastle and then finishing third to the progressive Mazzini there, and he still looks the way to go in this seven-furlong handicap. Three-year-old Safe Voyage made a winning handicap debut over six furlongs at Thirsk in July and was keeping on when unseating at Ayr recently, so looks the obvious danger.

16:10 - A wide open fillies handicap, though Dark Intention (13) has suggested she may be ready to strike in recent weeks and could be worth chancing to confirm herself on a workable mark. Invermere (10), who is hard to knock consistency-wise and therefore perfect Placepot back-up material, and Al Shahaniya are just two potential threats, however.

16:45 - With Alsacienne out, this looks more open. Ghostly Arc is sure to give it a good go from the front, but the money for Irish raider Asian Wing (4), who is back down to the sort of mark he won off at Ayr last year, looks significant. Jan Smuts is another who should be on the premises.

17:15 - Bunce travelled well for a long way in a big-field handicap at Ayr last week and has to have every chance in the finale. See Vermont wasn't seen to best effect at Redcar on Wednesday and it's encouraging connections turn him out quickly, while Thornaby Princess is another to consider.


Back War Department in the 15:35
Back Asian Wing in the 16:45

14:00 - 3
14:30 - 2
15:05 - 1, 7
15:35 - 4
16:10 - 10, 13
16:45 - 4

Placepot permutation:
4 lines

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