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Body And Soul up for the Scottish Sprint Cup

| 14.06.2014

Body And Soul ran a stormer when runner-up last time out and looks capable of going one better in the utra-competitive William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh today (3.35).

The Tim Easterby trained filly won four times as a juvenile, including the valuable Wetherbys Super Sprint at Newbury and the Two-Year-old Trophy at Redcar.

The daughter of Capatin Rio then ran just three times last season, but scored in good style on the second of those when showing a game attitude to beat Moviesta by a neck.

Moviesta, who was receiving 2lb, went on to prove himself a really useful sprinter by winning the Group 2 King George Stakes at Goodwood and is now officially rated 113.

That gives the form a really solid look and makes Body And Soul look well-handicapped at present off a mark of 100.
The four-year-old also looked to be coming back to her best last time out at York when narrowly touched off by Top Boy in an a hot 18-runner handicap.

Body And Soul went down by just a neck in a driving finish, and off the same mark will be tough to beat if building on that.
There are plenty of dangers, but two of the more interesting ones in my eyes are Move In Time and Demora.
The former is a course and distance winner who shaped really well on seasonal reappearance at Haydock when fourth of to Steps in a Listed contest.

The David O’Meara trained gelding shaped as if needing the run, his first for 322 days, showing good pace to track the leaders and keeping on at the one pace under considerate handling to be beaten 3 1/2 lengths.

The six-year-old looks sure to come on considerably for the run, and with his handler reamining in good form a bold bid looks assured.

Demora had a progressive profile last season, and put up a career-best performance when landing a decent 16-runner handicap at Haydock when last seen in action.
The Mick Appleby trained mare may have even more to offer judged on that success, and although this is the five-year-old’s first run for 322 days, Demora did run well on last year’s reappearance so is unlikely to be found wanting through lack of fitness.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.