December 20 / 14.15 Musselburgh

14.15 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Bet At racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £2505.16
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 5m 11s
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Bet At racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 06-509

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Four-time Flat winner but he's 0-13 over hurdles and has struggled back in this sphere on his last two starts (was well behind Go Bob Go at Ayr last time); on reduced mark but has plenty to prove and he needs to get back on track.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:52 Perth

Three Castles

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

16/1

7th

3

(5)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Three Castles

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly away, always towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out

10/1

5th

2

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Three Castles

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

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5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 42-463

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who is 0-9 over hurdles but he kept on well when 4l third of 14 in a Sedgefield handicap (2m1f, soft) 17 days ago; his jumping still has room for improvement but he looks worth a try at this new trip and is respected for in-form yard.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Enlighten

12st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Michael & David Easterby

3rd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Enlighten

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Broke his hurdles duck (11th attempt) over C&D in January before turning in another solid effort in defeat at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); now 8lb higher than for that C&D win which undoubtedly serves to make him more vulnerable.

2nd

7

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Enlighten

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

Came good over hurdles at 11th attempt, at Sedgefield (2m1f, good; front pair clear) in January; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and Brian Hughes is booked again today; likely contender.

11/2

Form: 6-6625

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden under both codes but he has shown promise over hurdles, including a second behind a handicap blot at Ayr (2m3f) last month and a 5l fifth of 12 at the same track (2m4f, both on good to soft) last time; still has potential in this sphere and he could have a big part to play.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Go Bob Go

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear of midfield, headway before 4 out, in touch with leaders when mistake 3 out, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

7/1

7th

4

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:23 Perth

Go Bob Go

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear, some headway when ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

5/1

4th

4

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

17:02 Perth

Go Bob Go

10st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

held up in last, took keen hold, outpaced and carried head awkwardly home turn, ridden and switched to near side before 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on run-in, went fourth post

11/4

Form: 2-313 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
£45,000 buy after finishing second in an Irish bumper (2m2f) in March; has run in three mares events over hurdles and she won at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) on her penultimate start before a close third under a penalty at Hexham (2m, good to soft) last month; has a progressive profile and she's a big player back up in trip on her handicap debut.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

11th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Kempton

Somewhat Cloudy

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) in October on second hurdle start and close third at Hexham (2m, good to soft) next time; soundly beaten on subsequent handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) but this lightly raced 6yo has had wind surgery since and retains potential.

7/1

4th

1

20th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Somewhat Cloudy

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

£45,000 buy after finishing second in an Irish bumper (2m2f) in March; has run in three mares events over hurdles and she won at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) on her penultimate start before a close third under a penalty at Hexham (2m, good to soft) last month; has a progressive profile and she's a big player back up in trip on her handicap debut.

5/4

3rd

1

5th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:35 Hexham

Somewhat Cloudy

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

£45,000 buy after runner-up in an Irish bumper in March; has run in two mares events over hurdles, winning at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month but she did so by a nose and it was only a four-runner race; more to do with 7lb penalty here.

5/1

Form: P735-5

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
1m5f Flat winner; still lightly raced over hurdles but has a mixed record in this sphere and was a well-held fifth in handicaps (2m/2m6f, good) in her final two runs in the spring; has had wind surgery but she needs a transformation back in trip after 229 days off.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(3)

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

19:00 Musselburgh

Lizzie Loch

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ewan Whillans

on outer and prominent, headway to lead 8f out, ridden and lost two places when headed 3f out, soon lost third and weakened

10/1

8th

5

(8)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Lizzie Loch

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

led, headed but disputing second after 2f, ridden and lost position over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

14/1

6th

5

(3)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Lizzie Loch

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Form: 6060P/

Last run: 671 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Showed very little in five Flat runs and his struggles have continued over hurdles in his last seven starts; was pulled up in a Newcastle handicap (2m4f) when last seen in February 2020 and he can only be watched back from a long absence; 5lb out the of weights.
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Verdict Starting price

11

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

18:40 Perth

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ewan Whillans

6th

10

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ewan Whillans

9th

10

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Poor performer who is 14lb out of the weights; cheekpieces tried.

50/1

Form: 094P09 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m3f handicap hurdle (good) in Ireland last October, but he hasn't done much over fences this year and was tailed off back over hurdles at Sedgefield (behind Enlighten) on his recent stable debut; goes back up in trip but overall record now stands at 1-28 and he has plenty to prove; new headgear.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:00 Market Rasen

Casamari Abbey

10st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

prominent, going okay but lost position after 5th, hit 7th, headway after 9th, pushed along when short of room and mistake 2 out, soon lost ground, no extra approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

2/1

2nd

8

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

15:20 Cartmel

Casamari Abbey

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

held up in midfield, chased leaders 7th, good jump to lead 4 out, ridden after last, soon kept on well, headed and no extra inside final furlong

12/1

4th

10

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Casamari Abbey

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Simon West

Form: -40575

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
2m hurdle winner in Ireland in 2019 but that is his only success from 33 starts and he's been well held in all seven runs for current yard; has dropped some way in the weights but was laboured at Carlisle (2m4f) last time and others are more convincing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:39 Carlisle

Coral Blue

10st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Daragh Bourke

8th

7

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Coral Blue

10st 11lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Daragh Bourke

Down considerably in the weights and was well backed when winning a handicap hurdle at Catterick (2m3f, soft) a fortnight ago (leader fell at the last when seemingly going best); 5lb rise not too prohibitive considering he used to race off considerably higher; may have more to give.

9/4

1st

11

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

Coral Blue

10st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Daragh Bourke

His mark continues to fall but it's a long time since he's been competitive and he was pulled up at Ayr last time.

7/1

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Exacta £118.00
Straight Forecast £127.60
Tricast £348.80
Trifecta £429.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Somewhat Cloudy

TOPSPEED:

Enlighten

RP Ratings:

Go Bob Go

The Star:

Three Castles

POSTDATA:

Somewhat Cloudy

Telegraph:

Somewhat Cloudy

Daily Express:

Somewhat Cloudy

Daily Mirror:

Somewhat Cloudy

Daily Record:

Somewhat Cloudy

The Guardian:

Go Bob Go

The Times:

Enlighten

Daily Mail:

Enlighten

The Sun:

Enlighten