Bar Master The World, all of our selections ran well at Lingfield on Friday. Watersmeet charged the stalls but he showed he is versatile tactically by winning anyway. Alfredo Arcano just missed out on a place for us but ran a great race in 4th. Silvery Mist, James Street and Glendevon all hit the frame at nice prices. The ITV4 cameras are up North at Musselburgh this Saturday. Check out Dave Stevos’ Scottish Sprint Cup Tip below.
Scottish Sprint Cup Tip: 3.00 Class 2 Handicap (5F)
The Scottish Sprint Cup has attracted a maximum field of 17 runners and it looks wide open. Last year’s Portland winner A Momentofmadness is shading favouritism but he is carrying a lot of weight on his return to action. He is unlikely to get his own way in front and with so much early pace in the race, this could well set up for a closer.
The one I like at a very nice each way price is Primo’s Comet. Jim Goldie bred this lad and he has had some superb sprinters down through the years. Hawkeyethenoo and poor old Jack Dexter were top class on their day, and Primo’s Comet shares the latter’s sire, Orientor.
Course And Distance Winner
Jim Goldie’s charge has been running really well on the all-weather, winning 2 of his last 6. He hasn’t been beaten further than 2L during that spell and the return to good ground could spark more improvement. His last run on such a surface came over today’s course and distance off 73 and resulted in a comfortable win. He was very unlucky on his only other run at the track on his previous start, denied a clear run when making ground.
Due to his racing style, Promo’s Comet will be something of a hostage to fortune. The only way to ride him is to drop him out the back and deliver him as late as possible. The hope is that there is a furious early pace and that Primo’s Comet picks up the pieces late in the day. Jamie Gormley’s claim offsets the fact that he is 1lb wrong at the weights and he is a good young pilot. At odds of 20/1, Primo’s Comet could reward each way support, if the gaps come at the right times.
SCOTTISH SPRINT CUP TIP: MUSSELBURGH 3.00- PRIMO’S COMET E/W @ 20/1 (5 PLACES)