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Musselburgh 3.30 Collaboration 8/1 with BV.
Andrew balding takes one horse 420 miles yoday, which would be significant if it was a 2k race but with a 37k purse up for grabs that fact alone doesn't mean much.
This is an easier race in theory than Collarboration's last race, I think this has been the horse's target and they have been protecting his handicap mark.
The tongue tie is on (2 wins and a place from 4 runs) and he has his ground today. With a good conditional, who is 4 from 18 when riding for Andrew Balding taking off another 7lb he looks well handicapped, the turf win came on Soft and he was 2nd off a 1lb lower mark.
What really appeals to me is that Collaboration is out of Halling and a Marju, his breeding certainly suggests this step up in trip will suit. He won over a mile as a 2yo and his last two races have both suggested he needed further and it could be significant that connections have waited until today before upping the horse in trip.
A £37k purse has attracted a decent field but at the early 8/1 Collaboration looks a decent EW prospect to me.
All the best Mark
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