Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 10:18 05/04/2015
Today's Class 3 totepool Musselburgh Gold Cup can go to the in-form Streets Of Newyork at an appealing price of 4/1 best odds guaranteed at William Hill.
The Steve Gollings-trained Handiwork currently heads betting for the 2 mile handicap having bolted up at Catterick when last racing in this sphere, but even on the back of an impressive run over timber at Haydock, a 9lb rise will still be difficult to overcome. Top-weight Lady Kashan is a course winner with something to prove on her re-appearance, while Royal Signaller could come on from his All-Weather debut for Michael Appleby and is respected along with front-runner Be Perfect and the lightly-weighted Braes Of Lochalsh who is likely to fair better upped in trip.
However, Streets Of Newyork has been so consistent of late that it's impossible to overlook the 8-year-old Dalakhani gelding. Winner of a York handicap from just 3lb lower in May, Brian Ellison's charge has thrived over hurdles with a runner-up effort at Wetherby followed by a victory at today's venue before narrowly being denied in the Listed Scottish County Hurdle at the course. Streets Of Newyork confirmed his liking for Musselburgh by winning a handicap hurdle on his latest start in February and can make it course victory number three on Sunday afternoon.