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15:55 Musselburgh

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  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 13s
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £34.00
  • Place: £6.40

Form: 375

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

An acceptable third on hurdling debut over C&D in December and that form offers hope off this mark; however, has not been so clever since and for now there are doubts about him on soft ground; handicap debutant.

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1st

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Hold Onto The Line

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

led, set good pace, jumped slightly left 2nd

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 662534

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Now 0-15 under both codes but comes here in better form than some, with him beaten under 10l in his last five appearances (four handicaps); won't be a million miles away.

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5th

3

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Go Bob Go

11st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

reluctant to race, lost many lengths start, in rear, joined main group 3rd, some headway after 8th

12/1

8th

9

(1)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Go Bob Go

8st 4lb

J: Erika Parkinson

T: R Mike Smith

Won over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, soft) last September but he's unseated and refused to race at that track in his two assignments this summer; overall record now stands at 1-27 and he has plenty to prove back on the Flat.

25/1

0

3

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:40 Perth

Go Bob Go

10st 5lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

refused to race

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6-7516 D BF

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

4-1 when winning well for first career success at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October and when down the field at Kelso (favourite) he met with race-ending interference; has to prove himself on soft ground and has inexperienced handling, but not ruled out.

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5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Rickety Gate

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Slightly disappointing after racing too freely on latest outing three months ago but was placed on consecutive 3m starts at Musselburgh in November (good to soft/soft) and will be fine over today's trip; a possible

7/1

5th

3

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Rickety Gate

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Hamilton

T: Nicky Richards

2m5f/3m winner on good to soft in autumn 2022; similar form when placed over 3m on last three outings, latest when second at Musselburgh six weeks ago under 5lb claimer; probably on the premises.

8/1

Form: 675072

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

After one run over fences she just missed out under a positive ride in a 1m7f soft-ground handicap hurdle here in early January; was out of the weights so only 1lb higher for this and must have some chance.

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4th

13

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Outran 40-1 odds when second in this race 12 months ago (soft ground) and was pretty consistent off lowly marks towards end of last year (2m2f-3m) but is 0-18 over hurdles and others have more compelling claims.

10/1

14

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Thats Your Lottie

10st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Placed just once from 18 attempts over hurdles, at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in January; would be an each-way player from this mark if able to run to the level of her two Kelso efforts in September and October but needs to better her last two starts.

10/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Fourth three consecutive times in September/October, the last twice in big-field handicaps over 2m5f and 2m3f; can give another good account here but is now 0-17 over hurdles and needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.

10/1

Form: 463242

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden (0-15) but the form of her Huntingdon second worked out well and not at all disgraced since; thereabouts.

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4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Zaras Universe

10st 10lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Andrew Crook

Made it 3-9 over fences when keeping on well to score in reapplied cheekpieces at Southwell (2m, soft; Superstylin third) 16 days ago; up 3lb but that was a personal best last time and her first chase win came over C&D; key player.

9/4

1st

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:05 Southwell

Zaras Universe

10st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Andrew Crook

Won two in a row last spring (2m1f, soft/heavy) and has worked her way back into form this term, finishing a close third of six at Catterick (2m3f, soft) latest; this drop back in trip may help and cheekpieces return for first time since March 2022 (often ran well in them); one to consider.

9/2

3rd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Zaras Universe

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Andrew Crook

Only a modest fourth (behind Onenightintown) over C&D five weeks ago but that was something of a step back in the right direction; on last winning mark and has Brian Hughes up for first time; shortlisted.

5/1

Form: F93433

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Can pull hard and is usually held up; continues to run well in handicaps without looking ahead of his mark and may have to settle for further place money.

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4th

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Lock Down Luke

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

in touch with leaders, lost position 7th, headway and keeping on before 2 out, no impression before last

9/1

6th

2

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Both hurdle wins at Kelso, over 2m6f (good) and 2m (good to soft) but his C&D second on New Year's Day was right up there with his best efforts, pulling clear with subsequent Pertemps close seventh; 5lb higher today but is more likely than not to go well.

13/2

2

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:55 Musselburgh

Lock Down Luke

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Won twice last year and a clear runner-up over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day, behind one who has followed up; again second at Kelso (2m6f, good) on Friday and he's a contender if this doesn't come too soon.

6/1

7/2

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who followed up narrowly in a novice hurdle for mares at Hexham (2m, good to soft) and perhaps found heavy ground against her when turned over at short odds there next time; that form hasn't worked out at all but should be capable of better.

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10th

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Aazza

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Easy winner at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last winter and also went close at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) in the spring, both under Dylan Johnston; not so good since but her latest fourth back at Doncaster was a bit better and she's well treated if staging a full-scale revival.

12/1

4th

14

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Aazza

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Won easily over C&D (good to soft) last January and went close at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) in April, both under Dylan Johnston; not so good in her three starts since, particularly when back over C&D (10-1) six weeks ago on latest, but she needs a second look.

10/1

10th

8

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Aazza

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Won easily over C&D (good to soft) in January and went close at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) in April; soundly beaten sixth on last month's return to action at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) but kept on nicely and that sharp track may not have played to her strengths; interesting now back here.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-8555

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

No show in a bumper and two points when trained in Ireland; has not offered much in Britain but there were more encouraging signs last time at Wetherby (beaten 17l) and this longer trip should assist now handicapping; one to consider.

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1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Bridge Road

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

8/1

7th

7

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Bridge Road

11st 3lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Had just two runs in 3m handicaps, close up at Perth in September and a one-paced fourth at Wetherby 18 days ago (both on good); others likely to be better treated.

12/1

4th

3

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Bridge Road

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

His sole win (from 16 attempts) came over 1m7f at Leicester in November and he wasn't quite at his best at Huntingdon (2m) last time; however, he's consistent in the main and ran well over 3m at Perth last September; might not be far away.

10/1

Form: -332U9

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bang there in three successive handicaps from October onwards but was entitled to have run better last time and that took losing streak to 40; might pop up one day but beyond frustrating.

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8th

8

(1)

9th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Musselburgh

Gemologist

8st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Lucinda Russell

2nd

4

(5)

28th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

14:20 Musselburgh

Gemologist

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Lucinda Russell

8th

15

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Gemologist

10st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Has been runner-up at this course seven times (1m7f-2m4f) and she wasn't beaten far when fifth here last time out; however, she's a longstanding maiden and this is a tough race in which to try and break her duck.

20/1

Form: 601O15 D BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Peter Kavanagh aboard the last four times; has won handicaps at Ayr (2m3f, good) and Newcastle (2m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) this season but was only fifth when favourite for his latest race and that raised further doubts about him on soft ground.

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4th

9

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Killane

10st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Tends to be all or nothing, winning four of his 14 attempts over hurdles but finishing unplaced in the other ten; back to form in first-time blinkers at Sedgefield last month; every chance off 3lb higher if in the mood again and has won over C&D and on good ground.

100/30

1st

11

14th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:35 Sedgefield

Killane

10st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Triple hurdles winner at up to 2m3f (on good/good to soft), twice from slightly higher marks; handicapper has had his measure since the most recent of those at Catterick 13 months ago; blinkers go on; not ruled out but genuine soft ground would be a concern.

7/1

6th

13

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Carlisle

Killane

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Well beaten on soft ground (back from layoff) last month; successful three times last season, most recently off this mark over C&D (good) in March; has a fighting chance if back to that form.

14/1

Form: 60P/60

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

0-14 under rules and has been tailed off in two handicaps since returning from a long absence.

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0

10

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Exposed maiden over hurdles who makes no particular appeal from 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

10th

11

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Stuart Coltherd

19-race maiden; struggled to get competitive in a chase here six weeks ago, his only run for Paul Robson, and is 10lb out of the weights for today's stable debut; doesn't appear to have much going for him.

25/1

11

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:40 Hexham

Abouttimeyoutoldme

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Paul Robson

Unplaced all 13 hurdling starts for the Whillanses, pulled up when last seen a year ago; needs a big step forward on chase/stable debut.

25/1

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Selections

The Times:

Aazza

SPOTLIGHT:

Bridge Road

RP Ratings:

Lock Down Luke

Daily Express:

Killane

Telegraph:

Aazza

Daily Mirror:

Aazza

Daily Record:

Aazza