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Musselburgh- Preview 5th 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.

In the Listed Sky Bet Sunday Series Queen Of Scots Stakes, last year’s winner Just Beautiful, trained by Ivan Furtado, changed hands for 625,000gns at Newmarket Sales just before Christmas.


The 2019 winner Indian Blessing, trained by Ed Walker, later finished second in two Group 2 races including when only going under by a neck at Saratoga.


Hugo Palmer-trained Unforgetable Filly, the winner in 2017, later went on to score handsomely in Listed and Group 2 company.

Paul Hanagan-ridden Happy Craf, a prolific winner in Bahrain, is the highest rated runner on 104 and is running for the first time for Newmarket trainer Martin Smith.


Second highest rated on 103 is Pearl Glory for another HQ handler, Kevin Philippart De Foy. She was beaten less than a length in a Group 3 contest at Lingfield last month.


Carluke trainer Keith Dalgleish is four-handed in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Stayers Handicap with Raymond, Evaluation, Haizoom and Diocletian.


Raymond has won twice over hurdles at Musselburgh while Evaluation, bred by the Queen, bids to extend his winning sequence to four after strikes at Wetherby, Ripon and York last month.