November 03 / 13.20 Musselburgh

13.20 Musselburgh Good To Soft

Athelstaneford Birthplace Of The Saltire Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3049.76
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 5m 20s
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Athelstaneford Birthplace Of The Saltire Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6153-1 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles here (2m4f, soft) in January and scored on his chase debut at Kelso (2m1f, good) on reappearance 11 days ago; hit with 6lb rise but this unexposed 7yo is open to further improvement.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:35 Kelso

Broadway Joe

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Won his first three starts over fences (2m1f/2m4f) and has finished a creditable second in last three runs (2m4f) in this sphere; steps back up in grade but he looks worth another try at this trip and is respected; his chase wins have come on good/good to soft.

7/2

2nd

7

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

14:00 Doncaster

Broadway Joe

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Won his first three starts over fences and was a decent second to Douglas Talking (now 14lb worse off) at Musselburgh last time (2m4f, good to soft); one to consider.

5/1

2nd

1

6th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Broadway Joe

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Won his first three starts over fences (2m1f/2m4f, good/good to soft; two over C&D) and, having gone up the weights, he again ran well when a 5l second of four over C&D (soft) last month behind one who improved for the switch to fences; very solid candidate today.

7/4

11/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 147-46 D

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on hurdle form for Fergal O'Brien and his sixth of seven at Perth in July, on second stable/chase start, was fairly encouraging; may build on it today but others have more compelling claims.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

19th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Avoid De Master

12st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

1st

3

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Avoid De Master

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

3rd

3

20th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:20 Carlisle

Avoid De Master

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

In excellent form for Susan Corbett, landing 2m Newcastle handicap in December, until beating only one at Doncaster (2m3f) following month; needs to get back on track after his break.

5/1

Form: 883-72

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent sort who is on a long losing run and there's a doubt about this drop back in trip; however, his third over fences at Kelso (2m7f, good) in March puts him in the picture and he was second over hurdles at Perth (3m, good to soft) in September after a break; not discounted.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

Emirat De Catana

10st 2lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Lucinda Russell

Mixes hurdling with chasing and is prone to jumping errors under both codes; won gamely from the front at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in December but was below form over fences there last month; others preferred.

10/1

5th

4

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

15:30 Musselburgh

Emirat De Catana

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Mixes hurdling with chasing and is prone to jumping errors under both codes but won gamely from the front here (3m hurdle, good to soft) in December and also ran well when third (albeit nearly 10l behind Champ Is Real) over C&D (soft) ten days ago.

7/1

3rd

5

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Emirat De Catana

10st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-11 over fences and can make mistakes; however, he ran well when third in a 2m4f chase here in November, then won a 3m hurdle here in December; obvious claims if his good form continues and he minimises the errors.

5/2

Form: 2-5242 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
0-9 over fences and, having travelled well, she's been outbattled when runner-up on two of her last three starts (2m5f/2m7f, good); however, there's every chance she'll again be in the mix and perhaps first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) will bring out a bit more; effective on good to soft.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

15:30 Musselburgh

Millarville

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Has won two of her last three, last time edging out Cancan and Lizzie Loch over C&D (good to soft); didn't have a lot in hand but should be in the thick of it off 3lb higher.

4/1

1st

3

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

14:55 Musselburgh

Millarville

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Returned to hurdling and gained first win for current stable when drawing 15l clear at Kelso (2m2f, heavy) in December; backed up that performance with very respectable fourth on much quicker ground at Newcastle (2m, good) last month and today's move back up in trip will suit; one to consider.

6/1

4th

3

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:30 Newcastle

Millarville

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Reverting to hurdling after a spell over fences when bolting up at Kelso (2m2f, heavy) in December; 7lb rise seems fair and she seems sure to be thereabouts if in the same mood given her ability to handle a sounder surface.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 4241-2 D BF

Last run: 175 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
8yo who is lightly raced for his age and won on his second start for this yard over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, good) in April, then went close there (3m, soft) next time; his useful pedigree provides optimism regarding this switch to fences and he's respected on his return to action.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Shaws Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Feasibly handicapped on peak hurdles form at Perth (2m4f-3m) but out of sorts over fences - jumping poorly - in 2022; it's possible he'll appreciate the switch back to the smaller obstacles; safest to consult the market.

8/1

4th

4

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 3

18:50 Sedgefield

Shaws Bridge

10st 5lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Winning hurdler; not shown much over fences and faces a stiff task from 18lb out of the handicap.

25/1

8th

5

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Shaws Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won over hurdles last April (2m4f, good); hasn't run to quite the same level of form in three runs over fences and others look stronger.

22/1

Form: /133-8 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Chasing newcomer who was well beaten over hurdles at Kelso 11 days ago, following a long absence; needs to prove he retains his old ability but he's been given a chance by the handicapper and may have needed that comeback run; not written off today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:10 Perth

Lastofthecosmics

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

1

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Lastofthecosmics

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

5th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Lastofthecosmics

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Hard to win with, a strike-rate of just 1-22, but he's been runner-up over fences on his last three starts (including C&D) and there can be plenty of optimism he'll be bang there once more.

11/4

Form: 955-84

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden who is unlikely to break his duck today from 7lb out of the handicap.
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11th

14

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who has been chasing and makes no appeal from out of the weights.

100/1

13

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:25 Hexham

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Soundly beaten on both appearances this autumn and career strike-rate now stands at 0-54; makes very little appeal from 7lb out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

50/1

7th

8

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

13:20 Musselburgh

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who is unlikely to break his duck today from 7lb out of the handicap.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £178.00
Straight Forecast £181.10
Tricast £486.90
Trifecta £632.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Broadway Joe

RP Ratings:

Millarville

Daily Mirror:

Lastofthecosmics

POSTDATA:

Broadway Joe

THE NORTH:

Broadway Joe

Telegraph:

Broadway Joe

Daily Express:

Broadway Joe

The Star:

Broadway Joe

Daily Record:

Broadway Joe

TOPSPEED:

Millarville

The Times:

Millarville

The Guardian:

Millarville

Daily Mail:

Millarville

The Sun:

Millarville