Timeform’s Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Musselburgh on Monday.
“Broadway Joe is improving in leaps and bounds, making it three from three over fences with an impressive victory over this course and distance two weeks ago.”
NAP: Broadway Joe should be tough to beat
Broadway Joe – 14:00 Musselburgh
Broadway Joe is improving in leaps and bounds, making it three from three over fences with an impressive victory over this course and distance two weeks ago. He was always close to the pace and steadily drew clear after being produced to lead four out, just needing to be kept up to his work on the run-in to land the spoils by nearly 10 lengths. He is likely to progress further as a chaser and a 10 lb hike in the weights might not be enough to stop him here in conditions which clearly play to his strengths (beaten just once in four starts at Musselburgh).
NEXT BEST: Salvino can gain a first success
Salvino – 13:30 Musselburgh
Salvino took a big step forward when second on his latest outing at Ayr, staying on well to pass the post a little over two lengths behind the winner in a race which is working out well (third and fourth have both won since). That form sets the standard in this line-up and it would be folly to rule out further progress after only two starts over hurdles. Therefore, Salvino rates a confident selection to get off the mark at the third attempt.
EACH-WAY: Ultra Violet is very interesting
Ultra Violet – 14:30 Musselburgh
Ultra Violet left the form of his hurdling debut behind when third in a juvenile maiden over this course and distance last time, disputing the lead until two out before being outpaced by the other principals. It’s still early days in his career and the form he showed on the Flat in France suggests he could prove a different proposition now making the switch to handicaps over jumps. In a wide-open contest, he could be worth a small each-way interest.