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13:35 Musselburgh

Soft

Racing TV Cosmic Case Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 3m 59s
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Racing TV Cosmic Case Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1-15

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a point (2m5f, good to soft), bumper (2m1f, good) and Ayr maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) on her first three starts; retains potential but she was well beaten on soft going at Kelso (2m5f) in December so has something to prove given that similar ground is expected today.

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2

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

The Player Queen

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Point winner who won twice over hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season but she's struggled in her last five starts including pulled-up efforts in her last two handicaps; dropped another 4lb but she needs to turn things around on this switch to chasing; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

25/1

15

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

15:00 Doncaster

The Player Queen

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Winner of 2m4f maiden and 1m7f novice hurdles last winter but her handicap form this winter has not been up to scratch; big turnaround needed for first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

3

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

12:15 Musselburgh

The Player Queen

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Won twice over hurdles last season (2m4f/1m7f) and is still lightly raced, but looked out of sorts on both appearances towards end of last year and needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces here.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5424

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at 50-1 in a warm juvenile hurdle over C&D (good to soft) on New Year's Day and a case can be made on that form; however, she needs to prove it was no one-off as that performance is a clear pinnacle among her four hurdle runs, and she failed to back it up at Newcastle last time.

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6th

8

(7)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

18:20 Doncaster

Oot Ma Way

8st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

held up in last

33/1

4th

8

(3)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

13:50 Hamilton

Oot Ma Way

8st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jim Goldie

prominent

16/1

8th

7

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Oot Ma Way

8st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

midfield, weakened over 2f out

14/1

Form: 7-3211 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fourth attempt in bumpers at Ayr (2m, heavy) in January then bolted up on recent hurdle debut at Fairyhouse (2m, soft); on that latest form she's the one to beat today under a 7lb penalty.

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1st

1

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:00 Perth

Burn The Evidence

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Only third of five when heavily odds-on at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) last time out in February; however, 11 days earlier she'd impressed on her hurdle debut at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) and she'll have strong claims today if rediscovering that form; showed promise on good ground in a bumper.

6/4

3rd

1

20th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:35 Musselburgh

Burn The Evidence

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gordon Elliott

Off the mark at the fourth attempt in bumpers at Ayr (2m, heavy) in January then bolted up on recent hurdle debut at Fairyhouse (2m, soft); on that latest form she's the one to beat today under a 7lb penalty.

4/9

1st

1

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Burn The Evidence

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Career got off to bad start when well fancied for a Naas bumper last March; decent bumper form this season with tongue-tie fitted; third at Fairyhouse and second at Thurles before beating odds-on favourite Tfou in a five-runner bumper at Ayr a month ago.

11/10

Form: 659

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten at big odds on all three starts.

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3rd

4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:05 Catterick

West Lawn

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: James Walton

held up in last, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, went third 2 out, not fluent last, no impression run-in

25/1

9th

10

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

West Lawn

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Walton

Point (3m) and dual hurdle (2m7f) winner but she's not made an impact in her six runs over fences and was 29l behind Dr Shirocco here (2m4f) last month; this step back up in trip is a positive but others are more persuasive.

25/1

Form: 6-068U

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown anything like enough across her five starts to suggest she'll be posing a threat this afternoon.

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6th

5

18th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:50 Southwell

Shantou Boudicca

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

Moderate form in bumpers and novice hurdles at around 2m; shaped a bit better when stepped up to 2m7f on handicap debut last time, but more needed.

10/1

8th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Shantou Boudicca

11st 1lb

J: Benjamin Abbott

T: Tjade Collier

Yet to show anything more than minor promise after four hurdling starts, most recently when modest third of five in Sedgefield novice (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago, but makes her handicap debut in a low-grade event and the step up in trip may prompt improvement.

16/1

3rd

4

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Shantou Boudicca

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

Form: 863-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Improved form when ready winner at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) on last month's stable debut; different ground and better opposition today but she's unexposed and it remains to be seen where her limitations now lie.

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5th

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

20:45 Aintree

Nora The Xplorer

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Failed to win last season but encouraging second at Stratford last time (3m2f, good); back up 3lb but not without a chance.

9/2

2nd

1

21st May 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

16:05 Stratford

Nora The Xplorer

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Failed to win last season but ended the campaign with respectable fourth in series final at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft), despite jumping left throughout; ought to be better suited by this anti-clockwise track and is unexposed over this sort of trip; could have a say.

10/1

4th

6

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:50 Musselburgh

Nora The Xplorer

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, jumped left throughout

10/1

Form: 6/6F68

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper on debut in 2018; lightly raced since, however, and has been struggling to make an impact over hurdles this season.

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9th

7

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

15:05 Newcastle

Ripplet

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won a bumper on debut in 2018; lightly raced since, however, and has been struggling to make an impact over hurdles this season, including a handicap last time.

12/1

4

20th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:35 Musselburgh

Ripplet

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won a bumper on debut in 2018; lightly raced since, however, and has been struggling to make an impact over hurdles this season.

66/1

8th

6

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Ripplet

10st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Thomson

Bumper scorer in 2018 for previous stable; only minor form in two completed starts over hurdles for new yard but may do better now handicapping off a modest mark.

16/1

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Nora The Xplorer

TOPSPEED:

Oot Ma Way

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