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Musselburgh – Preview 29th August 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.

CANARIA PRINCE and Koropick, separated by a neck in the corresponding race twelve months ago, go head-to-head again at Musselburgh on Tuesday evening.

And Mrs Bagerran, who was three lengths back in fifth place, also reopposes in the BetVictor Betting After The Off Handicap over five-furlongs.

Last year Tim Easterby-trained Canaria Prince made all the running with Koropick just denied after keeping on strongly inside the final furlong.

Scottish interest centres around Jim Goldie pair Time To Spark and Genevieve along with Iain Jardine’s Aconcagua Mountain and Linda Perratt-trained Sixcor.

The night gets underway with the Visit Restricted Maiden Stakes in which Fiver Friday boasts the best form.

The filly, fourth at Ayr in June, is just the second runner in Britain  – and first at Musselburgh – for Co Antrim handler Paul Traynor.

Metric, trained by in Yorkshire by David O’Meara, tries to defy a 6lb penalty under Mark Winn in the Thank You Peter Jackson Handicap.

The same apprentice was on board when the combination scrambled home by a half a length at Leicester six-days ago.

Wreck It Ryley bids to follow up his recent Ayr strike in the seven-furlong 100% Racing TV Profits Back To Racing Handicap.

Trained by Grant Tuer, he poked his head in front towards the finish for a narrow success over a similar trip last time.