Happy New Year to all Tip Of The Day followers. Let’s hope we can start 2013 with a winner!
Tuesday January 1
LET’S GET SERIOUS
There are sure to be many sore heads at Musselburgh today after last night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. But let’s hope trainer James Ewart’s isn’t one of them because it’s a big day for the yard, with two of his best horses on show. Lord Wishes should go well in the 3m handicap hurdle at 1.40, but my marginal preference is for this lightly-raced six-year-old, who impressed when winning on his chasing debut at Doncaster a month ago. It was his first run for Ewart after he was acquired from the Nicky Henderson stable for just £8,000 -- a surprisingly meagre figure considering his fine form and progressive profile. Today he must carry top weight on an early venture into handicap company, but his mark of 136 is not too prohibitive and he’s sure to enjoy track, trip and ground.
MONDAY: YOU MUST KNOW ME 3RD
SUNDAY: MA FILLEULE 2ND
SATURDAY: GLENS MELODY 3RD
FRIDAY: MONKSLAND WON (11/4)
THURSDAY: ALAND ISLANDS FELL
BOXING DAY: RAYA STAR 2ND (8/1)
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).