Course and distance winner Jeannie Galloway has dropped to a tempting mark and looks overpriced at 11/1 in the 4.00 at Musselburgh.
The mare had some decent form when trained by Richard Fahey, winning five times with two of those successes coming over today’s trip at this venue.
Her last success came at Hamilton last September where she made all and ran on strongly to beat Spinatrix by 2 lengths off a mark of 82, and she ran a cracker on her seasonal reappearance at the Curragh off a mark of 87 when finishing a close up fifth to Croisultan.
The runner-up in that contest, Maarek, has gone on to win three times since – the latest victory coming off a rating of 108 – and the form looks strong.
The selection disappointingly failed to build on that effort in her next two starts and was then switched to Keith Dalgleish’s yard.
She didn’t show much in her first two outings for her new handler, but then signalled that she could be on her way back last time out when fourth of 7 to Klynch at Hamilton.
Although eventually beaten over 8 lengths she ran much better than that suggests, showing good speed and having every chance a furlong out before weakening late on.
The handicapper has subsequently dropped her another 2lb to a mark of 71, and now that she is back up in trip to 7f at a track she runs well it would be no surprise to see her take advantage.
It’s also interesting that connections are fitting her with the visor for the first time, and at the odds on offer I think she is cracking each-way value.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Jeannie Galloway (11/1 bet365 – BOG)