Royal Brave handicapped to strike under Tudhope

Royal Brave has a fine record at Musselburgh, so having dropped to a dangerous mark makes plenty of appeal at 9/2 in the 3.45 there today.

This Rebecca Bastiman trained eight-year-old has won five times and been placed on fibe occasions from 18 starts over course and distance.

He was last succesful at Rippn 12 months ago when beating Staxton by 1/2 a length in a class 2 at Ripon off 88.

Royal Brave to got up to 92 for that and has posted some solid efforts in defaet this season.

They include when fourth in a class 2 over course and distance off 88 and a five length sixth of 19 to Growl in the class 2 Great St Wilifrid Consolation race at Ripon two starts back off 84.

Royal Brave is now able to race in this lower grade class 4 affair of fjust 80, his lowest rating since May 2017.

It gives him major claims at the weights and the booking of Danny Tudhope to do the steering for the first time this year catches the eye as he has won twice and been placed four times on him in nine starts.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Royal Brave (9/2 Betfred – BOG)

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