Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; Tropical Beat in the Musselburgh 15:00. Compare odds and bet.
Aidan O’Brien’s once-raced juvenile Indian Maharaja is easily the most interesting runner for me on Friday, but the Galileo colt, who unshipped Joseph O’Brien after the line having bolted up over a mile at Gowran Park last month, will be very skinny (1-2 overnight) and is one to watch with the future in mind, especially as he drops in trip.
On the domestic front Tropical Beat (3:00) makes his seasonal reappearance and his first start for trainer David O’Meara. The fact his two wins have come on his second start of each of the past two seasons is slightly worrying, but Musselburgh’s Archerfield Cup represents a drop in class and he can carry top-weight to success.
Placed in a hot York handicap and runner-up in the Old Borough Cup at Haydock on his last two starts last term, the Beat Hollow gelding performed really well for John Gosden, but the change of scenery may have done him good. The selection was available at 4/1 with Skybet and Hills overnight.
3:00 Musselburgh: Tropical Beat; 7/2 Paddy Power
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