Dalgleish strikes at Musselburgh

Keith Dalgleish saddled his first winners of the year after Dream Flyer and Mixboy supplied him with a double at Musselburgh on Tuesday.

Keith Dalgleish saddled his first winners of the year

The Carluke trainer enjoyed a terrific 2016 when he sent out a personal-best 93 winners made up of 81 on the Flat and 12 over jumps.

He said: "Last year was great and it's always nice to aim higher. We like to try and improve the quality as well and, although most of the string are for the Flat, we have about a dozen jumpers too."

With Brian Harding stood down after getting "winded and bruised" in a previous race fall, Craig Nichol came in for the spare ride on impressive Kilmany Cup Handicap Chase scorer Mixboy.

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Dalgleish said: "He's a horse that needs breaks between his races so there are no plans. We will see how he comes out of this but he did it really well."

Dream Flyer had earlier jumped for fun under Brian Harding in the Alex Donaldson Memorial Handicap Chase.

Brian Hughes completed a treble for the second day running when scoring on Idder, Fattsota and Beyond The Clouds.

The Irishman, fresh from three winners at Ayr on Monday, rode his first five-timer at Musselburgh in November.

Lucinda Russell and James Ewart made it four wins on the card for Scottish trainers when striking with Superior Command and Landmarque respectively.

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