Tuesday's Musselburgh best bets and racing tips: Lady Lavina can break her duck

The UK racing action is very thin on the ground on Tuesday, 19 July so the Planet Sport tipsters are hiding from the sun at Musselburgh, where they have some red-hot tips.

Musselburgh is Tuesday's sole surviving race meeting in Britain as the UK's first ever red warning for exceptional heat takes hold.

Soaring temperatures have led to the abandonment of meetings at Chelmsford, Southwell and Wolverhampton, but things are set to be a little cooler in Scotland on Musselburgh's rather aptly named Ice Cream Family Day. Hopefully we can warm up your wallet too with some winners.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from Musselburgh by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our selections.


13:50 (Musselburgh) Flylikeaneagle

14:25 (Musselburgh) Lady Lavina

15:00 (Musselburgh) Celestial Star

15:35 (Musselburgh) Bellevue Lad

16:10 (Musselburgh) Star of Lady M

16:45 ((Musselburgh) Firebomb

17:15 (Musselburgh) City Wanderer

14:25 (Musselburgh) Lady Lavina

The British Stallion Studs EBF Restricted Maiden Fillies' Stakes represents a good opportunity for Lady Lavina to break her duck.

Mark and Charlie Johnston's youngster shaped with plenty of promise when fourth on her racecourse introduction at Ripon and she then filled the runner-up spot behind Mascapone at Chelsmford.

Her third and most recent effort at Pontefract was admittedly a little underwhelming, but a step up from six to seven furlongs could help and she is given another chance to prove her worth.

15:00 (Musselburgh) Celestial Star

The application of a visor can work the oracle for the Keith Dalgleish-trained Celestial Star in the Scottish Racing Academy Handicap.

The three-year-old has been placed three times from six attempts, most recently burning the fingers of odds-on backers when second in a maiden at Ayr.

Celestial Star switches back to handicap company here against largely older rivals and if the headgear brings about a little improvement, she is capable of winning from her current perch of 72.

16:10 (Musselburgh) Star of Lady M

David O'Meara's Star Of Lady M can defy top weight in the Visit racingtv.com Nursery Handicap at Musselburgh.

Star Of Lady M has been busy, with this her sixth start since early April, but she has only suffered two defeats and both are easily excused.

The Havana Grey filly did not handle softer ground when favourite for the Lily Agnes at Chester and was outclassed in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot last time out.

Earlier she had looked very speedy when winning at Redcar on debut and when following up at Ripon.

However, her best performance to date undoubtedly came in the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley where she beat some smart sorts, with the fifth home, Miss Mai Tai, winning since.

There is an argument to suggest a mark of 86 is quite lenient for a winner of such a race and she is expected to prove hard to beat.

17:15 (Musselburgh) City Wanderer

City Wanderer was a surprise winner last time out, but takes on some badly out of form rivals in the Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Classified Stakes.

Ruth Carr's six-year-old was winning for the first time since August 2019, from almost 30lb lower in the weights, when striking gold over this course and distance three weeks ago.

While it was not much of a race, neither is this and that confidence boost can offset the 2lb rise.

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