2023 The Queens Cup Betting Odds at Musselburgh racecourse

Saturday, 08 April 2023

When you’re trying to find a winner of the Summer World Pool Queen's Cup, you need to be certain that your runner is going to get the distance. If the ground is on the soft side, it’s especially important that we know that the horse can be travelling well towards the end of this showdown, with Spirit Mixer looking like an each-way bet to nothing.

Andrew Balding trains this five-year-old who hasn’t run for nearly a year, with Wise Eagle also away from the course for some time although the bookies certainly give him a live chance. Good Show also makes a seasonal reappearance and Metier is an interesting runner for trainer Harry Fry.

2023 Queen's Cup Tips

Spirit Mixer is a talented five-year-old who last ran in July, with Andrew Balding saddling the horse to a sixth-placed finish in a competitive handicap at Newmarket. That was in the bet365 Trophy on the July course, with the runner also putting in a good effort when finishing second in the Northumberland Plate on the all-weather at Newcastle Racecourse.

Last season, there were a string of wins for the same horse and the first of these came at Salisbury in early May, with this being a success over one mile and six furlongs. Then there was a success over a similar distance at Chelmsford, with Callum Hutchinson on board the runner for this latest effort and the pair appear to be a good combination.

Wise Eagle runs for trainer Adam Nicol and owners The Seahouses Syndicate will look to be celebrating in the winners enclosure as they were at Pontefract back in October. Danny Tudhope was on board the runner who was able to oblige over two miles and two furlongs, so this latest race is a step back in trip for a horse who should be able to stay the pace.

Previous wins at Redcar and Musselburgh means that the runner has to be respected and we’re interested to see if Good Show can do exactly that when he lines up in this race. A second-placed finish to Self Inflicted Sid was the last time we saw the runner at a race track, with Keith Dalgleish’s charge having been lightly-raced.