Racing: Wealth can make you rich at Musselburgh

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Wealth can give punters a boost in their pockets by opening his winning account at Musselburgh tomorrow.

The East Lothian track stages an eight race card when Richard Fahey’s youngster looks the best bet in the British Stallions Stud Maiden Staked (2.30).

The colt cost 30,000 guineas as a yearling and has some big race winners in Germany and France close up in his pedigree, so it was no surprise to see him make a promising debut when fourth at Chester last month. Tardy at the start and green in the early stages, he was doing all his best work late on to be beaten five lengths and the form is solid. The runner-up went on to score at the Western meeting at Ayr last week and the third horse was subsequently beaten a nostril in a £10,000 event at Deauville in France.

Wealth looks sure to have learnt from that initial experience, while his trainer has a good record with his juveniles here.

Fahey and stable jockey Tony Hamilton can make it a double with Cosmic Sun in the Thomson Holidays Handicap (4.10) when the gelding is set to receive weight from all his rivals.

He has six career wins to his credit, but was bridging a two-year gap when successful at Carlisle in May and two decent runs of late have suggested he is back to that sort of form.

The seven-year-old was the rank outsider when staying on to finish third in the valuable Lanark Silver Bell at Hamilton and was then sent off favourite in a big field at York where he again came from well back to finish third. The extra furlong this time should be up right his street.

Hot Rod Mama has been busy this summer with 14 starts already, but she has done well, winning by five lengths at Carlisle last month and making the frame on six occasions.

The six-year-old mare has been runner-up on four occasions at Carlisle, Ripon and Thirsk twice and most of her seven career wins have come at around this time of the year, so she gets the vote in the Chose EBF Nominated Fillies Handicap (3.35).

Here Now And Why has yet to score this term, but has a win over the minimum five furlongs here on his CV and always seems to run well on the seaside track.

He has been here on half a dozen occasions this summer and has been placed four times. The gelding was runner-up here in May and August as well as on his penultimate start and was denied a clear run at a vital stage when third here a fortnight ago. He has to concede weight all round in the concluding Royal Scots Apprentice Handicap 
(5.45), but will be ridden by smart young jockey Jason Hart who currently tops the apprentice table.

Selections: 2.30: Wealth; 3.35: Hot Rod Mama; 4.10: Cosmic Sun; 5.45: Here Now And Why.