Sunday 5th June 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Welcome to my first Sunday Series Preview which will come from Musselburgh and the first race I’ll be looking at is the 4:16 which is a Class 4 Apprentice Handicap that’s contested over five furlongs. In this particular affair I like the chances of Rory who’s currently a 5/1 chance in the betting. He represents Jim Goldie and is set to be ridden by Amie Waugh who takes off three-pounds, this four-year-old gelding is no stranger to the track and is a course and distance winner. He was last seen when beating Tanasoq by a neck at Hamilton and still looks on a competitive mark here. I think he’s got every chance of going well again at a track that he clearly likes.
Next up is the 4:45 which is is another sprint over five furlongs and also a Class 4 Handicap. It’s also another extremely competitive looking race, of which I like Sacred Jewel who’s currently a 3/1 chance for the team of Julie Camacho and Jason Hart. She made the perfect return to the track at Leicester when dropped down to five furlongs for the first time, winning in impressive style by over two-lengths. It’s extremely likely that she will build on that success here and if she does she has to be considered as a very big player. She also gets weight off a lot of her close market-rivals.
It’s the 5:15 where I’m now turning my attention, which is another handicap this time for the stayers though over two miles. I’ve taken a chance on the five-year-old Captain Haddock here who’s a 13/2 chance for Heather Main and Joanna Mason. He has a bit to prove over this particular distance, however, he’s been in good form so far this season, with his most recent effort coming at Hamilton where he went down by a neck in second. He’s only been raised a pound for that effort and if handling the step up in trip I think he could run his race once again.
Concluding my preview will be the 5.45 which is the Listed Queen Of Scots Stakes that’s contested over seven furlongs. I think this is all about Pearl Glory at 5/2 for the team of Ben Curtis and Kevin Philippart De Foy. She made her seasonal reappearance at Lingfield last month in Group 3 company and was only narrowly denield by under a length to Lola Showgirl. That was a fine effort to say the least, and it showed that she has certainly continued her progression from last term where she notched up two wins in Novice company before being placed at Group 3 level again. I think she can build on that effort last month here and go very close.