Gordon Brown - Musselburgh preview 27 August, 2015
JACK GARRITTY is looking forward to his ride on Spring Offensive at Musselburgh on Thursday.
The 3lb claimer rides the bottom-weight for his boss Richard Fahey and the pair face eight rivals in the Kettle Produce Lts Handicap.
Garritty said: "He has run well at Goodwood and Pontefract and seems to be coming into form. He was a close second over course and distance back in April and I'm quite happy being drawn three so he should be there or thereabouts again."
The main danger to Spring Offensive could be front-running Garry Moss-trained Rodrigo De Torres who steps back up to a mile having landed his last three races over 7f.
Lexington Place's season just gets better and better and he bagged his fourth race since May under another clever ride from James Sullivan in the featured 5f handicap at Musselburgh on Wednesday.
Trainer Ruth Carr said: "We will wait until he is reassessed before deciding where to go and he's not entered up anyway. He handles his races really well and always comes home and eats up. Things fell right again today and the more trouble he gets into the better."
Having to re-plated down at the start didn't affect Wor Lass a bit as Iain Jardine's mare, home-bred by Hawick owner Les Dodds, won her fifth race on the bounce.
Anna Hesketh, on board for the last four wins and losing her 7lb claim as a result of this latest success, said: "She's a pleasure to ride. That's my eighth winner of the season and things are going really well."
Ralphy Boy is now 8/10 at the course after his latest strike for Paul Mulrennan and Alistair Whillans in the 7f handicap.
Owner/breeder Frank Lowe said: "He's had another decent season and will head for Ayr next month when he will probably end up in the Bronze Cup."
Fergal Lynch and Aleksandar just pipped fellow top-weight Jan Smuts in the 1m 5f handicap and the third winning Scottish trainer of the day, Jim Goldie, said: "He's deserved a change of luck as he has run a couple of nice races recently. The change to hold up tactics helped too as we'd been front-running with him."