2nd Sep 2016 | Horse Racing
Musselburgh Tips: Alans Pride
Set overly strong pace form a wide draw at Thirsk but to his credit he hung around at the finish
It’s been over two years since Alans Pride last stepped into the winner’s enclosure but he’s down to a career low mark of 52 as a result.
Last time out he made a bold bid from the front at Thirsk, setting an excruciating pace (95.6% finishing speed) that eventually told in the final furlong. Considering he started from a wide draw and used up plenty of petrol early in the race, it is to his credit that he was only beaten 2.75 lengths.
Thanks to the strong gallop, the finishing time was good for the grade but Alans Pride performance deserves viewing in a more positive light. Adjusting for pace I gave him a speed rating of 73.
His overall profile suggests that might be on the high side but he’s potentially better than his handicap mark.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:10 2nd Sep, 2016 but subject to change