Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hernando's Boy Can Beat the Gloom and Shine at Musselburgh

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hernando's Boy Can Beat the Gloom and Shine at Musselburgh

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CYNICS would suggest that the gods of gambling are showing their displeasure at the mediocrity which dominates this week's racing, writes Graham Cunningham.

Chepstow's jumps fixture fell to waterlogging yesterday, swiftly followed by today's card at Newcastle and Sunday's Newton Abbot meeting. Officials will inspect at a soggy Uttoxeter later today ahead of tomorrow's programme and Hexham on Sunday must also be in doubt.

Fortunately, it would take a storm of biblical proportions to make Musselburgh abandon today, where Paul Hanagan is the jockey to follow when he links up with Hernando's Boy and Dancing Lyra.

HERNANDO'S BOY (nap) comes up against a couple of strong rivals who are fit from the all-weather in the shape of Golden Boot and Trance.

However, Keith Reveley's gelding could prove more than a match for them. A consistent sort who handles soft ground well, he bolted up at Catterick on his final Flat outing last season and continued that progressive run by landing a Huntingdon handicap hurdle last December. …

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