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Musselburgh – Preview 2nd March 2022

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.

DIANNE SAYER is hoping Conor O’Farrell-ridden Idilico can maintain his revival for new connections as he reverts to fences at Musselburgh on Wednesday.

The Cumbrian raider, who faces eight rivals in the Join Racing TV Now Handicap Chase, sprung a 28-1 upset over hurdles at the East Lothian venue ten-days ago.

“He seems in good form and he was given a great ride by Conor last time,” Sayer said. “That was only his fourth run for us after we got him out of the Ian Williams stable at the October Sales last year. All his races have been at Musselburgh as his owner Dennis Coppola loves to have runners at his local track.”

The opposition to Idilico includes Clear The Runway, who was part of a first-career treble at Musselburgh’s last meeting for Laura Morgan.

Another of her winners that day, Champ Is Real, will be sent off a short price as he bids to defy a 7lb penalty under Adam Wedge in the Racecourse Live Streams On Racing TV Extra Handicap Chase.

Morgan and Wedge could have another productive afternoon as Loughderg Rocco appears to be the one to beat in the opening Bet At Maiden Hurdle.