Six For Saturday

We have six runners spread across two tracks this afternoon, with five making the short trip to Musselburgh and our Scottish National hero Mighty Thunder lining up in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby. It will be great to get Mighty Thunder back on track after his stellar novice chase campaign and we’re hopeful he can step up again this season. However, this afternoon is very much a starting point as he drops back in trip against some top-notch 3m chasers, with all roads hopefully leading to the Grand National next spring.

Songofthelark kicks off our quintet of runners at Musselburgh, making his hurdling debut in the opening 2m novice event. He is better than he was able to show on his sole bumper start back in January but is sure to appreciate longer trips in time.

Boy’s On Tour has yet to win away from his beloved Perth, but Musselburgh is not dissimilar and he went down by just a shorthead over this course and distance a couple of years ago. He has fallen in the handicap and can be given an each-way chance as he seems to be coming back to himself at home.

Aurora Thunder didn’t take to fences as we’d hoped at Kelso last time so is back over the smaller obstacles in the 3m handicap hurdle. A fine second over this trip at the Scottish National meeting back in April, a reproduction of that form would see her very competitive.

Elmono has a little to prove at present following an uncharacteristic jumping blip at Kelso, but he is one who has a good course record with two wins and two seconds from six starts at Musselburgh and is not without a chance in the 2m4f handicap chase. Running in the same colours is Gemologist, who looks to finally break her duck in the 2m handicap hurdle. Gem always tries her heart out and should be there or thereabouts again on the back of her promising reappearance at Kelso.


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