The Messenger likes one horse on Sunday which is Melody of Scotland.
Stratford 4.20: Melody of Scotland
After a very encouraging British debut at Aintree, Melody of Scotland can reward jockey Barry Geraghty’s trip to Stratford for just this single ride with victory.
The filly had run two promising races in France in the spring of 2017, winning in Bordeaux having barely come off the bridle throughout. It was then a full year before she ran again, this time under the care of Alan King.
She was far from disgraced to be third, beaten 4l in a competitive Aintree heat under today’s pilot and he was obviously impressed enough to come back across to ride her in this relatively modest prize. Her French form suggests her high cruising speed is a major asset which bodes well around this tight track.
1pt win – Melody of Scotland – 4.20 Stratford at 2/1 with Sportingbet (15/8 with Paddy Power and Betfair)