Musselburgh Preview - Sunday 16 December
MICHAEL SMITH is hoping for a good afternoon at Musselburgh's additional fixture on Sunday when Imperial Vic bids to follow up his recent course and distance success.
The Northumberland raider shoulders a 7lb penalty in Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Novices' Hurdle and Smith said: "He's come out of that win really well and is very, very fresh. If he is in the form he was last time he should go close again even with his penalty."
Smith also saddles newcomer Amisfield Lad in the Racing Plus - The Best Weekend Action Maiden Open NH Flat Race and he added: "He was cheaply bough but he is a nice, big scopey type that should make a decent chaser one day. He's shown a bit of pace at home and he's got a Flat pedigree."