Musselburgh Tips: Worth declaring support for National Interest

 | Thursday 13th June 2024, 8:28am

Thursday 13th June 2024, 8:28am

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Lots of racing action in store across a busy Thursday, with six meetings set to take place across Britain and Ireland.

The final venue to get going will be Musselburgh, with the Scottish circuit set to race from 18:10-20:45 on ground forecast as 'Good to firm-good in places' at the time of writing. We have a trio of runners to consider for my Musselburgh tips for Thursday.

Musselburgh Tips - Thursday, June 13

  • 18:10 – National Interest @ 1/1
  • 19:10 – J Street @ 6/1
  • 20:45 – Sixcor @ 5/1

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18:10 – National Interest @ 1/1

The William Haggas team can bag the opening contest with NATIONAL INTEREST, a now-gelded son of Kingman with just two starts behind him.

He shaped with a good deal of promise in his debut at Deauville (7f, soft) last August in a race that has produced its share of winners.

From there he went to Newbury and was favourite to collect in a novice over the same trip, but he looked as though he didn't relish the testing ground once asked for maximum effort.

Once more, it wasn't a bad contest with the winner now rated in the 90s.

Gelded in the winter layoff, National Interest should have plenty more to come as a three-year-old and he's found a race lacking in depth here.

Cieren Fallon takes over and is a jockey in flying form, with a 24 per-cent strike-rate in recent weeks and he's already ridden nine winners for this yard in 2024.

19:10 – J Street @ 6/1

Unspoken Love just about sets the bar for this Crypto Club Selling Stakes over 5f, but Karl Burke's filly doesn't put that mark high and it could pay to take her on with J STREET for trainer Craig Lidster, as he ventures north from Yorkshire.

J Street is a filly by Washington DC and she hinted at ability on debut at Beverley (5f, good to soft) in May, only wilting late on behind a couple of promising sorts in Call Me Harswell and Larchill Lass.

Things didn't work out for her since at Epsom but she was rather pitched in deep in the Woodcote there and her passage was far from ideal as she suffered a few bumps on the way around.

It's certainly not a stick to beat her within the context of this race, a much weaker heat, and she can get back on track after that promising opening gambit as she drops significantly in class.

20:45 – Sixcor @ 5/1

The finale at the Edinburgh venue is a handicap over 5f and it offers SIXCOR a decent chance to build on some promising recent form for trainer Linda Perratt.

The Sixties Icon gelding has a poor enough strike rate (4-44 on turf) but has made the frame a further 13 times and has been knocking on the door lately.

He was placed at Ayr and Hamilton over this trip in May and then caught the eye doing good late work back at the former venue on his final spin of a busy month.

Eased 1lb by the handicapper, he returns to Class 6 company and his C&D form reads 22317 in his last five visits. He is on a winning mark and the recent signs are positive.

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