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Musselburgh racing top tip: Favourite to fall short against red-hot yard

The 14:45 at Musselburgh is our first focus on Sunday as strong favourite Call Me Harry could face some stiff competition from Valleyview Tommy.

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Course and distance winner Call Me Harry is a justified favour for the 14:45 at Musselburgh on Sunday, but there are some worthy challengers.

Iain Jardine’s unexposed stayer has enjoyed a pair of wins and more recently a second-place finish here.

Despite his previous, the seven-year-old will need to tidy up his jumping as it left a bit to be desired on his previous appearance and he’ll also fake a hike in the weights.

Valleyview Tommy looks like a credible challenger on the limited evidence we have.

He might be a newcomer to handicaps, but he’s out of a respected yard and made an instant impact when going well at Kelso on his debut in October.




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That third-place finish came over two miles and since that run, he’s finished second at Musselburgh over two and a half miles.

This represents another step up in the trip but the feeling is that will only lead to further improvement.

There doesn’t seem to be any question as to whether or not he has the stamina and Sandy Thomson’s yard is in red-hot form lately.

Of the others, Jem In Em is a bumper winner who recently came out on top at Kelso but may have some work to do if he’s to come on from his most recent outings.

Balkardy isn’t spectacular but rarely misses the frame. Evan Williams’ horse has recorded 11 consecutive top-three finishes and always goes well, but hasn’t won since 2022.

Suggested bet: Valleyview Tommy to win the 14:45 at Musselburgh

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