IF you were out on course on Tuesday then you were a braver man than I as the temperatures soared higher than a Boeing 737.
With the crowds at boiling point, we've picked out a few snippets you may have missed from around the tracks.
A stellar turn from Barclay ⭐️
Favourite backers would have been cooled by their tears in the 2.30 maiden at Musselburgh, as Anniemation (33-1) sprung a massive surprise for trainer Stella Barclay.
The Lancashire handler doesn't have many horses – 16 – which makes her current strike-rate of 25% particularly impressive.
With victories at Carlisle and Market Rasen in the past fortnight, as well as Musselburgh, she's clearly a lady on the charge and deserves to be afforded the utmost respect whenever she sends one to the track.
A rising star for Archie Watson ?
It may have taken him three to starts to get off the mark, but X Force showed he has bags of ability in today's 2.45 novice stakes at Wolverhampton.
Sporting the maroon of Qatar Racing, the two-year-old produced some Billy Whizz-esque dash to fly home for odds-on gurus.
A step up in grade now beckons for the son of Bungle Inthejungle, who clearly appreciated the switch to synthetics.
Keep an eye on runner-up Dana Forever, too. She was only tenderly handled on her second start but finished with more of a flourish than a Russian ballet dancer.
Levins on the up ?
Trainer Johnny Levins wouldn't be first on the list of trainers to follow (unless you came from The Curragh), but the man certainly knows what he's doing.
He's now had four winners from five runners in Britain this season after Your Pal Tal did the business in Musselburgh's 5.00, the nine-yer-old keeping on stoutly to see off hot favourite War Ensign.
I'll be fixing a close eye on Nigg Bay, who's entered at York on Friday and Ffos Las on Monday – the stats say he's a certainty!
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