MANY of the speedballs who took part in the Dash at Epsom a fortnight ago will be making their way up to Edinburgh for tomorrow’s Scottish Sprint Cup (3.10pm).
Caspian Prince became the first triple winner of the famous sprint on the Downs that day and he has also been successful at this track before.
He can never be ruled out due to his lightning speed, but he’s running off a mark of 112 here with his penalty and that is surely too tough a task.
Normally being drawn high at Musselburgh over the minimum trip is seen as a slight advantage, yet the pace tomorrow looks to be low.
Caspian Prince, El Astronaute and Stepper Point all like to get on with it, so I’d expect the far side to be in front a furlong out.
Whether they can keep up that pace is another question and I can see some other lower drawn horses clinging onto the early pace and then pouncing late on.
My first selection is BOWSON FRED at 16/1 for last year’s winning trainer Mick Easterby.
Although this five-year-old hasn’t won for over a year, he’s put in some very strong performances in defeat.
Admittedly, he was well beaten in the Dash, but prior to that he’d finished second to Sir Robert Cheval at Newbury and Kimberella at Lingfield.
I like the fact two of his three turf wins have been over this course and distance, while he will crucially be able to hold a position.
My other selection is HARRY HURRICANE at 18/1 with 188BET.
He ran really well behind Copper Knight at York last time where he would have been much closer if he hadn’t met interference.
Bowson Fred e/w 3.10pm Musselburgh
Harry Hurricane e/w 3.10pm Musselburgh