Friday's Musselburgh best bets and racing tips: Happy will make punters smile

The Planet Sport tipsters are up in Scotland at Musselburgh for some Friday afternoon racing on August 5.

It's Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh on Friday afternoon which is a big deal if you like to dress up. But we know nothing about hats or a nice summer frock, we are just here to help you bash the bookies.

Here's a quick run through of Friday's selections, and a bit more detail of our highlighted selections below that if you need it. You can also get all the latest racecards and results using the Planet Sport live centre.

13:40 (Musselburgh) Bankawi

14:10 (Musselburgh) New Definition

14:40 (Musselburgh) Happy

15:10 (Musselburgh) Global Humour

15:40 (Musselburgh) Merricourt

16:10 (Musselburgh) Doomsday

16:40 (Musselburgh) Red Bond

13:40 (Musselburgh) Bankawi

Bankawi recorded a promising second on her latest outing over 1m at Carlisle and quickly turned out off the same mark, she is firmly in the picture.

She represents a reputable stable and is relatively unexposed at this distance, so is entitled to give a good account.

Ayr Empress must be feared despite the burden of top-weight, while Cosa Sara is respected dropping in trip.

14:10 (Musselburgh) New Definition

New Definition fell short in Listed company last month but can make the most of a drop in grade for the British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes at Musselburgh.

James Tate's charge showed plenty of promise in finishing second in his first two racecourse outings before getting off the mark in a Kempton novice event, triumphing in decent style by two and a half lengths.

That victory prompted Tate to raise his sights for the Rose Bowl at Newbury and with first-time cheekpieces, he was hardly disgraced in being beaten just over four lengths in fourth.

He is now rated 89 which puts him ahead of the field here and slightly calmer waters can see him regain the winning thread.

14:40 (Musselburgh) Happy

Happy has been knocking on the door in recent runs and he can finally hit the mark in the So Stobo Platinum Jubilee Handicap.

A winner at Beverley back in April, Happy has failed to add to that sole career success so far but he has placed on four of his six subsequent runs, including when just edged out by a neck on his most recent start at Sandown.

Happy still looks to be on a workable mark of 82.

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