PAUL HANAGAN returns to the scene of a recent four-timer at Musselburgh on Wednesday when his rides include Crotchet in the feature race.
Richard Fahey’s Malton raider, the third of Hanagan’s quartet just under three weeks ago, faces five rivals in the £15,000 EBF Stallions Winners Fillies’ Handicap.
Hanagan said: “She deserved to get her head in front as she’d been running well in some competitive races this year. She’s back over the same course and distance and she picked up well for me last time in another fillies handicap.”
The opposition to Crotchet includes Whatsthemessage trained by Keith Dalgleish who won the race in 2015 & 2106 with Invoke.
Britain’s winning-most trainer Mark Johnston saddles Rebel Assault while joint top-weight Richenza is a rare Musselburgh raider for Hampshire trainer Ralph Beckett.
Tom Dascombe has only recorded one previous winner at the East Lothian venue and the Cheshire handler sends up Starfighter and Mac O’Polo from his Malpas base.
The former goes in the opening 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes while the latter is in the 188Bet Extra Place Races Handicap which includes Rebecca Menzies-trained Trautmann who is after his third course and distance win on the bounce.
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