Musselburgh Monsters

3/1 Dizzy ready to dazzle

Dizzy River has been rejuvenated since joining Brian Ellison and at 3/1 is strongly fancied to defy top weight in the 1.50 Musselburgh.

The gelding won in good style at Sedgefield back in September and then followed up with a really solid fifth of 14 to Gormanstown Cuckoo in decent novice class 4 handicap hurdle at Aintree off today’s mark.

He got outpaced as the pace quickened three from home that day before keeping on at the one pace, and this class 5 contest represents a far easier assignment which should enable him to get back on the winning trail.

Danny Cook, who has partnered him in his last two starts, is once again in the saddle and the young rider has just over a 21% strike rate when teaming up with the shrewd Ellison.

Everything looks in place for a huge run, and he rates the best bet on the card.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 4pts win Dizzy River (3/1 bet365 – BOG)


12/1 Kingdom too big to ignore

Kingdom of Munster disappointed last time out but is potentially very well treated at the moment and worth another chance at in the 2.20 at Mussleburgh.

Richard Fahey’s gelding shaped with bags of promise on his comeback run at the beginning of last month when badly looking in need of the outing after 205 days on the sidelines.

Held up in mid division he made steady headway under a tender ride approaching the last to finish a never nearer keeping on sixth of 16 to Flaygray at Kelso off a mark of 106.

The handicapper obviously didn’t see what I saw in that effort and has quickly dropped him 3lb to a mark of just 103 for his next start at Carlisle.

However despite being well backed he seemed to find the going too testing and after being prminent and holding every chance weakened very badly after blundering two out to finish a well beaten 7th of 12 to High Ransom.

That run has seen the assessor drop him another 3lb to a mark of 100, and that gives him a huge chance from a handicapping perspective on some of the form he showed last season – most notably when a fine 8th of 23 to What A Charm in the Fred winter at the Cheltenham Festival off a mark of 109.

The gelding had some really decent types behind him that day, and a reproduction of that effort would be good enough to take this.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Kingdom Of Munster (12/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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