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14:48 Musselburgh

Soft

Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10129.56
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 3m 55s
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.70
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 2515-3 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Just under 4l behind Return Ticket when third of four on his return from six months off at Wetherby (2m, good) this month; now 4lb better off and he has form on soft ground, but he has such a good record fresh that he may not come on much for his reappearance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Some Reign

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Rose Dobbin

Well held in the Morebattle back hurdling at Kelso four weeks ago but that might have been needed after a break and prior to that he'd scored comfortably over fences at Musselburgh in October; only 2lb higher but a suspicion he might be vulnerable to younger legs.

12/1

11th

10

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:15 Kelso

Some Reign

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Won comfortably over fences at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last October and reverts to hurdles off a 2lb lower mark; won a C&D novice in 2017 but this 11yo is in a hot race on his first hurdle outing since January 2018, and he's been withdrawn the last twice having played up at the start.

28/1

1

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

12:20 Doncaster

Some Reign

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

10yo who posted a career-best performance when winning in clearcut style at Musselburgh (2m, soft) six weeks ago; a 4lb rise doesn't look excessive, and he's likely to be thereabouts once more.

6/1

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9/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 137222 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Winning chaser/hurdler in Ireland and considering he was 8lb out of the handicap he ran really well when second of six on his stable debut at Kelso (2m1f, good) at the start of the month; a bit disappointing when again runner-up at Carlisle (2m, good) last time when he was 7lb well in, but he remains unexposed over fences and wouldn't be inconvenienced by rain.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

prominent, weakened from 2 out

8/1

2nd

6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Below par on last three starts, including over C&D on middle outing; however, perhaps the heavy ground was too much and he has a good record here otherwise; significantly lower in weights than when twice finishing in the first three over C&D (soft/good to soft) in October; interesting candidate.

15/2

8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gold Des Bois

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Belied 40-1 odds when close third in this race last year (good ground) and is effectively 5lb lower today but ended last year with two disappointing efforts and has some questions to answer at present.

20/1

Form: 631P-1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Four wins over fences since around this time last year (including one over C&D), but has only beaten a total of ten other finishers in doing so; 2lb rise for his narrow win on his return from six months off at Wetherby (2m, good) 17 days ago seems fair but, although he has run creditably on soft ground, he probably wouldn't want much rain.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

16:05 Cartmel

Return Ticket

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Back in prime form when winning easily at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month, and his subsequent fourth in a good race at Ayr (2m, good) was perfectly respectable; claims on that evidence but needs to prove he can handle this track (pulled up in this race last year on only previous visit).

6/1

4th

5

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Return Ticket

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Gained the most notable of his nine successes in this event (2m, good to soft) 12 months ago; mostly disappointing since but he returned to form after wind surgery to score in clearcut style at Carlisle two weeks ago; still 1lb lower than for last year's win so has to be considered, although today's contest looks a fair bit stronger.

11/2

1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Return Ticket

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

soon went second, led 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

16/1

Form: 17161- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won three of his last four starts over hurdles last season (dead-heated on final occasion) and now makes his chasing debut after 197 days off (showed little in two Irish points); takes on experienced chasers and may come on for the run, but has potential.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Dubai Days

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Tends to come good in the spring, winning at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last March and back on the scoresheet at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; did it readily in a small field last time and remains feasibly treated back up 4lb; he's on the shortlist.

10/1

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, left in lead 3 out, pushed along 2 out, went clear approaching last, good jump last, comfortably

3/1

Form: 242412 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Running consistently well including three wins since the summer, the latest a comfortable success over fences at Perth (2m, good to soft) on his penultimate outing; likely to do his best again, but this level may be a bit warm for him.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Sword Of Fate

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Leonard Kerr

took keen hold, led, headed 2 out, soon weakened, weakened from 3 out

10/1

5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Sword Of Fate

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Leonard Kerr

Has won four times here, the latest over 2m4f last August (good to soft); in fair form recently; ideally needs better ground and is 10lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 3250-4 D

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Below his best when last seen in the spring and no real improvement for the fitting of cheekpieces (retained) when fourth of six at Haydock (2m2f, soft) in May; however, he is now 3lb below his last winning mark and has a fine record fresh; significant rain would be in his favour; respected.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

The King Of May

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Very well handicapped on form as recent as last autumn but has looked out of sorts on all four appearances this year and it takes a leap of faith to support him here.

12/1

9th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

The King Of May

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time chase winner and also won two hurdles; confined to hurdling for this year's three runs (2m1f-3m1f) and hasn't been getting competitive; something to prove right now.

25/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, slow jump 4th, outpaced and lost touch 3 out

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £449.00
Straight Forecast £446.00
Trifecta £1238.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Some Reign

SPOTLIGHT:

The King Of May

Daily Mail:

Return Ticket

Daily Record:

Gold Des Bois

Daily Mirror:

Sword Of Fate

RP Ratings:

The King Of May

The Times:

The King Of May

Daily Express:

Return Ticket

The Star:

Return Ticket

POSTDATA:

Some Reign

Telegraph:

Some Reign

The Guardian:

Some Reign

The Sun:

Some Reign