Jim Goldie’s sprinter Rothesay Chancer to make it six at his beloved Musselburgh in the consolation sprint handicap

Jim Goldie’s Rothesay Chancer will try to make it six wins at the course when he runs at Musselburgh in the consolation sprint handicap (2.30). The course specialist won just seven days ago when beating Gowanharry by a nose on similarly soft ground.

In his way of a sixth victory will be a host of hardened handicappers including Kevin Ryan’s Chooseday and Barron’s Robot Boy. Jim Goldie’s horse’s chances seem certainly greater than those given to him by the bookies who have marked him up at around 12/1.  The main event the Scottish Sprint Cup looks likely to go to the in-form Body and Soul.

Competitive cards at both Sandown and York will provide punters with a good opportunity to build up their funds for Royal Ascot next week.

Crockford’s Dead Cert – Vasco Du Ronceray (Hexham 3.35)

This once useful novice looks certain to get back to winning ways for trainer Nicky Henderson in a lesser contest. Chased the useful Nicholls horses Irish Saint and Far West in the 2012/13 jumps season and has been highly tested this year.

Crockford’s Whisper – Rothesay Chancer e/w (Musselburgh 2.30)

Five times a winner at the Edinburgh course with the last one coming seven days ago. Priced at  around 12/1 to follow up the course specialist has extremely strong claims in this consolation prize. With Gary Bartley booked expect a bold show.

Archer’s Selection – Fury (York 2.40)

Archer would have recognised the chance of this horse to regain his winning ways at the course that provided Fury with his last victory. Archer would have guided this one time Guineas fancy home.

Crockford’s Gambles on Saturday 13 June 2014:

York – Crackentorp e/w (2.05), Fury (2.40), Fencing (3.15) and Danzeno (3.50)

Sandown – Amulet e/w (2.20) and Aertex (4.05)

Musselburgh –  Rothesay Chancer e/w and Chooseday e/w (2.30) and Body And Soul (3.35)

Bath – Jimmy’s Girl (3.45) and Beacon (4.20)

Chester – Llanarmon Lad (4.15), Soul Brother and Pushkin Museum e/w (5.25)

Hexham – Vyta Du Roc (2.45) and Vasco Du Ronceray (3.55)


(Featured Photograph – Trainer Jim Goldie at Glorious Goodwood by Stuart Rice)




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