18:10 Musselburgh

FIRST ALLIANCE was possibly a bit too keen when he finished fourth at Newcastle in March but, given the winner of that race subsequently landed a Group 2 and the runner-up also scored in a decent handicap, the form has a good look to it. National Interest has been gelded and displayed promise on both starts last season, so commands respect on his return for a top yard. Naepoint and Dain Ma Nut In complete the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st First Alliance 2nd National Interest 3rd Naepoint

18:40 Musselburgh

Just a length separated Tafsir (fourth) and DESERT QUEST (sixth) when they met over an extended 1m4f at Newcastle in April and, while the former won a similar race at Ayr on her penultimate start, the latter has also performed well since and, with a 3lb pull at the weights, he can reverse the form over this longer trip. Red Force One is a proven stayer and is noted along with Rioja Alta.
Prediction : 1st Desert Quest 2nd Tafsir 3rd Red Force One

19:10 Musselburgh

UNSPOKEN LOVE is an appealing type for a race of this nature and rates a logical choice after a near miss in a deeper race at Wetherby 10 days ago. The Craig Lidster-trained J Street didn't land a telling blow after being hampered at the start in the Woodcote at Epsom but is one to consider closely given this represents a marked drop in class. Stat Goddess also runs for the Lidster yard and could easily go well.
Prediction : 1st Unspoken Love 2nd J Street 3rd Stat Goddess

19:40 Musselburgh

HE'S GOT GAME bumped into a subsequent two-time winner when finishing second on his handicap debut over a mile at Windsor in April, before making no mistake over the same C&D the following month. That recent win can be upgraded after he stumbled leaving the stalls and, upped 4lb, he is hard to oppose. Rosenzoo arrives on the back of a couple of below-par efforts but, racing off 2lb below his last winning mark, he warrants consideration. Spook makes her handicap debut and also enters calculations.
Prediction : 1st Hes Got Game 2nd Rosenzoo 3rd Spook

20:15 Musselburgh

Scarriff fairly bolted up over a mile here earlier this month, but she is likely to be well found in the market as a result and, dropping in trip off a 10lb higher mark, the value could lie with PEMBROKESHIRE. He performed with promise when finishing third on his penultimate start over 7f at Ayr last month, before shaping like he was still in good heart when sixth in a higher grade most recently. Dropping in class off a tumbling mark, a bold bid could be on the cards. Recent Catterick winner Patontheback is noted too.
Prediction : 1st Pembrokeshire 2nd Scarriff 3rd Patontheback

20:45 Musselburgh

GOLDEN RAINBOW got the better of a subsequent winner when scoring gamely over 5f at Thirsk last week. Turned out again quickly, the suspicion is that a 5lb penalty may not be enough to anchor him. Sixcor has posted some solid efforts in defeat this season and, off 1lb lower than his last winning mark, a bold showing would come as no surprise. Wakai Umi showed improved form when finishing third in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield last month and she completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Golden Rainbow 2nd Sixcor 3rd Wakai Umi