Monday is shaping up to be a a particularly competitive afternoon of racing in Britain. There’s three good quality Flat meetings taking place which should provide a rare treat so early in the week. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look through all the racing and picked out four course specialists running at Musselburgh and Windsor. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Magical Merlin (9-2, William Hill) is one from one here having improved significantly from his first two starts to win over course and distance. Despite the form being somewhat patchy, the second did go on to win by seven lengths at Hamilton two starts later. 82 doesn’t seem to be an outrageous mark and it’s likely that further progress is forthcoming.
Makanah (13-8, William Hill) has a particularly consistent record at the Scottish track. In six starts at Musselburgh, he has won twice and placed three times. This suggests he runs his race 83 per cent of the time which makes him a very solid proposition. Hasn’t won over 6f since scoring at Redcar in a maiden as a three-year-old but this looks like a good opportunity to rectify that.
Tartan Chief (5-1, William Hill) has been very consistent without winning recently and could probably do with some help from the handicapper. That being said, in two starts here he has finished first and second. The second came in a course and distance handicap back in August and he was denied by less than a length. After putting in numerous good efforts he’s bound to get his head in front again soon and his record suggests that Windsor could be the place where that happens.
Gweedore (13-2, William Hill) is part of the furniture here at Musselburgh with 11 career-starts here to his name. Katie Scott’s gelding has won four times placed a further five times which is an impressively consistent record. Three of these course wins have come over this trip of 7f which inspires hope that another win could be on the cards despite being on a career-high mark.
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