February 20 / 14.10 Musselburgh

14.10 Musselburgh

Soft

Join Racing TV Now Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 7f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 6m 26s
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Join Racing TV Now Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5-068

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on his three hurdle starts and he's 11lb wrong at the weights on this handicap/chase debut; however, he showed ability in 3m points (including on soft) and in a bumper, and he could be a big improver now switched to fences and upped in trip; wears a first-time tongue-tie.
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6

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Champ Is Real

11st 3lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: L J Morgan

Things have soon picked up over fences, winning from 11lb out of the handicap at Musselburgh (3m, soft; backed) and duly following up on good to soft there 14 days ago when 4lb lower (cheekpieces added); 13lb higher than last time but he could still be very well handicapped given the style of his recent wins.

13/8

1st

5

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

15:30 Musselburgh

Champ Is Real

10st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Showed no significant ability in three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-2m4f) but justified heavy market support to win from 11lb out of the weights over C&D (soft; first-time tongue-tie) on recent chase/handicap debut; effectively 4lb lower today and has obvious chance to complete a quick double; cheekpieces now added.

2/5

1st

9

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Champ Is Real

10st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Tailed off on his three hurdle starts and he's 11lb wrong at the weights on this handicap/chase debut; however, he showed ability in 3m points (including on soft) and in a bumper, and he could be a big improver now switched to fences and upped in trip; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6F-854

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Third in her sole point and was a fair fourth from 7lb out of the handicap on her chase debut over C&D in December; improvement is possible but necessary if she's to win today from 6lb wrong at the weights this time.
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12

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:10 Perth

Shanbally Rose

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

6th

7

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:18 Newcastle

Shanbally Rose

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

11-race maiden who turned in a career-best when runner-up to a subsequent winner at Musselburgh last time (3m, soft); worth considering.

13/2

2nd

6

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Shanbally Rose

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Third in her sole point and was a fair fourth from 7lb out of the handicap on her chase debut over C&D in December; improvement is possible but necessary if she's to win today from 6lb wrong at the weights this time.

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3-7231 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
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.
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8th

10

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:23 Perth

Emirat De Catana

10st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

25/1

4th

7

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:57 Kelso

Emirat De Catana

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

9/1

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

Form: P60706

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on her five hurdle starts and it was the same story on last month's chase debut at Kelso, where she didn't jump with fluency.
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4th

10

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Silver Star Mix

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Tailed off on her five hurdle starts and it was the same story on last month's chase debut at Kelso, where she didn't jump with fluency.

33/1

6th

9

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Kelso

Silver Star Mix

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

0-5 over hurdles after 43l defeat in Wetherby handicap (3m, soft) on last month's stable debut; that run wasn't completely devoid of promise but significant improvement is needed on today's chasing debut.

20/1

10th

16

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Silver Star Mix

10st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Well beaten at triple-figure odds on her four runs for Mike Smith, most recently last month's handicap debut at Ayr; check betting on stable debut but she's very hard to fancy on form.

50/1

Form: -86222

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: P4PP5U D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
10yo who has a regressive profile and unseated early at Catterick last time; however, before that he took a step back in the right direction when fifth over C&D and he's 5lb lower today; has had wind surgery since his last run and he's not discounted in a modest race.
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4

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Spider’s Bite

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened quickly after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

9/1

6th

6

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Spider’s Bite

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Adam Nicol

Well handicapped but hasn't shown much for quite a while and is best watched at present.

25/1

4th

1

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

15:30 Musselburgh

Spider’s Bite

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adam Nicol

Arguably ran better than bare form suggests when sixth over C&D (soft; first start since latest wind op) ten days ago but was about 27l behind Champ Is Real in the end and is now 0-15 over fences; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces today.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /26-20

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Chasing newcomer who is untested at this trip and unproven on slow ground, and he was tailed off over hurdles about three weeks ago; however, prior to that he returned from an absence with a good second at Southwell and this lightly raced 8yo is not written off in first-time cheekpieces.
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1

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Black Ebony

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Chasing newcomer who is untested at this trip and unproven on slow ground, and he was tailed off over hurdles about three weeks ago; however, prior to that he returned from an absence with a good second at Southwell and this lightly raced 8yo is not written off in first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

10th

14

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Black Ebony

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Lightly raced 8yo who returned from latest absence with good second at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November; may be able to build on that but he's in a hotter race today and will need a career best to get off the mark.

14/1

2nd

2

23rd Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Black Ebony

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Runner-up in a bumper and maiden hurdle at Hexham when trained by Ruth Jefferson; ground perhaps too slow when disappointing on his stable debut last December; market useful returning from his 329-day absence.

7/1

Form: 4P6902

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
There's a question mark about the forecast soft ground, and also the form of his recent second of four over C&D (good to soft) on stable debut, when he was no match for the winner; however, it's unlikely he'll bump into such a well-handicapped rival today and he's entitled to respect.
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10

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Celtic Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

6th

7

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

Celtic Dancer

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Ex-Irish; not shown much over fences for new yard; could fare better back over hurdles as he's on a good mark and is suited by good ground.

10/1

7th

6

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:20 Musselburgh

Celtic Dancer

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Katie Scott

Triple hurdle winner in Ireland in 2019 but no joy since; well held when second of four here (3m, good to soft) on last month's stable debut and pulled up over that trip here ten days ago; too much to prove.

25/1

Form: 8P-730

Last run: 108 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo who was a fair third over hurdles at Ayr (2m3f) in October; however, she was then tailed off at Sedgefield (2m5f) and makes her chase debut from 8lb out of the handicap and with stamina to prove.
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7

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Midnight Antics

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tjade Collier

Lightly raced 8yo who was a fair third over hurdles at Ayr (2m3f) in October; however, she was then tailed off at Sedgefield (2m5f) and makes her chase debut from 8lb out of the handicap and with stamina to prove.

25/1

11th

13

4th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

14:45 Sedgefield

Midnight Antics

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Tjade Collier

Showed her best form over jumps when third in a moderately run novice handicap at Ayr last week (2m3f, good, 2lb out of the handicap); again 2lb wrong at the weights but has a chance.

13/2

3rd

9

25th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Midnight Antics

10st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tjade Collier

Unplaced all five hurdle starts and 2lb out of the weights here but ran well to a point at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) in May and might benefit from this drop back in trip; had another wind op (her third) last month and Brian Hughes is booked today; could have a say.

8/1

Form: 0-PP55

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
It's been a long time since this 26-race maiden has been competitive and he's 11lb out of the handicap today; wears a first-time visor.
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8

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

16:23 Sedgefield

Farlam King

10st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Maurice Barnes

Longstanding maiden who has achieved little this term; 9lb out of weights; easily opposed.

66/1

8

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Farlam King

10st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Maurice Barnes

It's been a long time since this 26-race maiden has been competitive and he's 11lb out of the handicap today; wears a first-time visor.

66/1

5th

6

30th Jan 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:00 Sedgefield

Farlam King

10st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

9yo who remains a maiden after 25 starts and was well beaten on his five outings last year; 12lb out of the handicap today.

50/1

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Exacta £199.00
Straight Forecast £175.10
Tricast £568.90
Trifecta £1017.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Lastofthecosmics

Telegraph:

Emirat De Catana

POSTDATA:

Celtic Dancer

SPOTLIGHT:

Champ Is Real

The Times:

Spider's Bite

The Star:

Emirat De Catana

TOPSPEED:

Lastofthecosmics

Daily Mail:

Lastofthecosmics

Daily Mirror:

Lastofthecosmics

The Sun:

Lastofthecosmics

Daily Record:

Lastofthecosmics

Daily Express:

Celtic Dancer