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Musselburgh – Preview 16th October 2023

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

JANE CHAPPLE-HYAM, who has only had one previous unplaced runner at the track, bids to open her Musselburgh account in style with Shades Of Summer as the curtain comes down on the Scottish Flat season on Monday.

The Newmarket raider, partnered by Jason Hart, faces eight rivals in the card’s feature contest, the £25,000 British EBF Ruby Anniversary Scottish Premier Fillies’ Handicap over seven-furlongs.

A three-time winner at Chelmsford when trained by James Tate, she steps back up in trip on just her third run for her new handler.

The likely favourite is Ed Walker’s Mubhijah, ridden by P J McDonald, who is closely related to Oaks and King George heroine Taghrooda. She tackles handicap company for the first time following an impressive performance in a Carlisle maiden last month.

Graham Lee-ridden Vadamiah could be the one to beat in the Bet In Running On Racing at BetVictor Handicap.

Paul Midgley’s speedster bounced back to form at Ripon recently and will hopefully be able to overcome a wide draw from stall two.

Katie Scott could hoist her personal-best calendar year score onto 19 if Flash Bulb does the business in the Racing TV Handicap.

She has has been sent off at some massive prices since joining her new yard from Joseph O’Brien and may enjoy this better ground on her second run post-wind surgery.