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Musselburgh – Preview 25th July 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.

TRAVEL CANDY bids to keep her good run going for Brian Ellison in the Celebrating Musselburgh Festival 2023 Nursery on Tuesday.

Since being claimed for £6,500 after scoring at Beverley on the final day of May, the filly has since gone close in a valuable seller at York before winning a Nureyev at Catterick  13-days ago.

“She seems straightforward enough and she hasn’t done a lot wrong really,” said Malton-based Ellison. “Hopefully she’ll keep up the good work for us again.”

The card gets underway with Billy Garritty attempting to land the Support Musselburgh Athletic FC Classified Stakes for the second year running.

Twelve months ago he struck on Will He Dance and this time he has the mount on Stuart Coltherd-trained Cheese And Wine, who tries to shed her maiden tag at the 19th time of asking.

David and Nicola Barron have enjoyed plenty of success at Musselburgh this year already and the father and daughter training combination team up with Lilikoi in the Musselburgh Windsor F C Celebrating 70 Years Handicap.

The Thirsk raider has been raised 3lbs for her recent victory at her local venue just under three weeks ago.

His only defeat on the Flat on turf this year came when a luckless close fourth at Catterick when he was denied a clear passage on several occasions.