Best bet for the horse racing at Musselburgh Tuesday 2nd April

There are three meetings on Tuesday, all flat, with one on turf up at Musselburgh on the outskirts of Edinburgh and that is where I am having a punt.

Paul Midgley is doing a fair impression of Aidan O'Brien in the 5f Borderlescott Sprint Trophy Conditions Stakes up at Musselburgh at 3.15 with 4 of the 8 runners; he is known as a bit of a specialist with the speedsters.

One of his Tarboosh was in wonderful form through the second half of last years Turf season and if in the same mood on his seasonal debut will surely go close. I think Captain Colby and El Astronaute could crack off in front here and set this up nicely for him so I have a bit of the 2-1 bpg early doors. This is a cracking little race. El Astronaute, who picked up a Listed contest out in France last back end, is feared but the penalty should anchor him whilst Captain Colby will find it hard to hold off the selection off levels having beaten him getting 3lb last October. Merhoob is also considered having been kept busy over the winter on the All-Weather.

Be lucky