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Musselburgh- Preview 4th June 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.

Mick Appleby, the successful trainer three-times in 2014, 2018 & 2019, is double-handed in Saturday’s renewal of the Inchs Cider Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh.


The Rutland-based handler is represented by 11-year-old Danzeno and Sampers Seven – the former has won ten races, including at Group 3 level, while the latter is a mare who won two handicaps in 2020.


Paul Midgley, winning trainer in 2017 with Line Of Reason, goes one better as he saddles a trio of runners comprising Burning Cash, Indian Sounds and double course and distance winner Glory Fighter.


Makanah, trained in Malton by Julie Camacho, has a great record at Musselburgh. From five visits, he has recorded two course and distance wins plus a second, a third and a fourth. 


There are two Scottish raiders in the line-up – Jim Goldie’s Be Proud and Iain Jardine-trained Never Dark.


The five-furlong track record was smashed in this very race in 2018 when Alastair Rawlinson-partnered Caspian Prince stopped the clock at an electrifying 56.77 seconds as he scorched to victory by nearly three lengths.