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ITV Racing Tips: Desert Law is the track hero to be on at Musselburgh

| 16.06.2017

The speedsters are set to take centre stage this Saturday with some high-quality, fast-paced action headlining. 

A hot Scurry Stakes renewal from Sandown is accompanied by an ultra-competitive Scottish Sprint Cup from Musselburgh while the ITV Racing cameras will also be on hand to capture the best of the card from York.

What do we fancy to come out on top?

Here’s our look at the seven live races…

NAP – Ekhtiyaar – 15:30 York

Trainer Roger Varian is heading north with Ekhtiyaar and the manner in which the three-year-old scored last time out suggests his handler won’t return empty-handed.

His hard-fought Sprint Trophy success at Newmarket demanded class and guts but with a clearer path the thinking is he’ll use a couple more gears to put this contest to bed.

The Easterbys have lively chances in Carlton Frankie and Golden Apollo but this race demands more and our selection is ready to step up to the plate.

NB – Desert Law – 15:10 Musselburgh

This Scottish Sprint Cup renewal looks like a cracker and we’re backing returning hero Desert Law to prevail.

He may have been behind a few of these re-opposing rivals in this year’s Epsom Dash but the Paul Midgley-trained nine-year-old can exact revenge following a course and distance win prior to that reverse.

The very likeable Duke Of Firenze and Caspian Prince have also been in fine form this season, and the latter has also enjoyed success here in the past.

However, we think Desert can lay down the law again north of the border.

Lively Longshot – Khafoo Shememi – 14:55 York

This Ganton Stakes renewal is undoubtedly a pretty hot race with plenty to like about those at the head of the market.

However, we’re willing to take them on with the Richard Hannon Jr-trained Khafoo Shememi.

He’s three from six, with two of those victories coming over a mile, including a narrow Listed win at Salisbury last time out.

Already on a career-high mark, there could well be more to come from this relatively unexposed type.

ITV Racing Tips:

13:50 York – Mukhayyam

14:05 Musselburgh – Paddy Power EW

14:20 York – Get Knotted EW

14:40 Sandown – Copper Knight

14:55 York – Khafoo Shememi EW

15:10 Musselburgh – Desert Law

15:30 York – Ekhtiyaar

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.