There’s no racing in Ireland on Monday which has encouraged a raid at Musselburgh. Three Irish trainers have sent over a single runner each in order to plunder some Scottish prize money. It’s a long way to come so they’re unlikely to be here just for a day out. None of the three are particularly well-fancied in the market but it may prove unwise to ignore them. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Well Joey (15-2, William Hill) is an 11-year-old veteran who has seen it all. Paul Stafford’s charge has raced in Britain seven times before, winning once and placing a further two times. This is his first start at Musselburgh and he could be down to a nice mark. His last win came at Thurles in March 2020 off a mark of 113 and his British rating is currently 106. It was a good effort at Thurles two starts ago and a repeat of that effort would see him go close.
The connections of Don’t Talk (11-1, William Hill) would have to explain the improvement to the stewards if managing to get his head in front. Very lightly raced, you would have to assume we haven’t seen the best of him yet. Having made his handicap debut at Limerick last time, better would probably have been expected. That would have been a good learning experience and he tries 2m4f for the first time here. If he can progress in handicaps and the extra distance suits, he’s certainly capable of better.
Benefit Run (9-2, William Hill) hasn’t won for over two years but on the form of his Galway second two starts ago, he’d have no trouble obliging here. That was a decent race, he was only beaten by half-a-length and the front two were four lengths clear of the rest. This is step down in grade and he should go well in his first raid on British soil.
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