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16:30 Musselburgh

Soft

Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 5m 36s
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3453

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fairly encouraging runs in defeat over hurdles (including two handicaps) and he's bred to make a chaser; new headgear tried this time but can see him going well off a fair mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Market Rasen

Clear The Runway

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

held up in last but in touch with leaders, ridden omitted 2 out, soon outpaced

9/1

5th

5

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:45 Uttoxeter

Clear The Runway

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

raced in last, mistake 4th, brief headway after 4 out

25/1

9th

2

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Clear The Runway

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

25/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 675734 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner back on a very good mark and has run much better the last twice, close up over 2m1f on heavy and 2m3f on good; mark has edged down again despite those respectable efforts and his turn looks near.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Monsieur Co

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Keith Dalgleish

prominent, ridden 3 out, briefly went second after last, soon weakened

6/1

9th

3

(9)

30th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:50 Carlisle

Monsieur Co

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced and pushed along on outer from over 3f out, soon ridden and struggling, eased from 1f out

33/1

8th

4

(4)

29th Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Monsieur Co

10st 8lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced in last throughout, detached halfway, well behind from 2f out

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: P66084 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

0-16 over fences but has twice finished runner-up and ran well from the front last time at Leicester (2m4f, good) with the visor back on; good ground perhaps suits him better than soft but has a chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Pakies Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Pakies Dream

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Hurdle winner whose mark continues to fall and he showed some spark over fences as recently as January; however, he's been well beaten the next twice and a return to form is needed now back over hurdles.

16/1

7th

6

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Pakies Dream

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just a modest third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month and now 0-17 over fences but his fourth at Leicester (2m4f, good) two starts ago was a good effort and he continues to slip down the weights.

6/1

Form: 4-5732 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-11 but nearly opened his account when beaten narrowly (clear of rest) in a 1m7f novice handicap chase at Catterick last time (soft); jumps well and should have sound prospects off just 2lb higher, but 2m4f has stretched him in the past.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Claret Dabbler

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

disputed lead

7/1

2nd

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Claret Dabbler

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Lightly raced maiden hurdler/chaser; only second run back from a 23-month absence when a fair fourth of nine in 2m4f Musselburgh handicap chase three weeks ago; possibilities despite being 6lb out of the handicap here.

12/1

4th

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Claret Dabbler

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Went close at Catterick in December 2021 but has run just twice since and was pulled up at Catterick 52 days ago when back from a long absence; may be best watched.

12/1

Form: P37U-9

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Former winning hurdler for Paul Nicholls but mostly disappointing for his current yard and he's not getting any younger.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Shouldn't be the answer on these terms but at least he ran a half-decent race last time.

25/1

3rd

16

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Well treated on his win at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March but things have not gone well this season and he was tailed off behind Cudgel over C&D last month; has something to prove and he needs to jump better than last time.

25/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

7lb lower than when winning at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and he's not totally written off in this weak race, but this inconsistent 11yo has been soundly beaten the last twice and needs to raise his game.

7/1

Form: 9-345U

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Didn't hang about over hurdles and he was back in fourth but keeping on when unseating four out on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m, good); bred for this longer trip and softer ground, so he's of interest.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

11th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle

Songofthelark

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Reverts to hurdles having failed to complete in two handicap chases last month and he's competitively treated on the form he showed when twice reaching the frame in Musselburgh hurdles before Christmas.

20/1

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:30 Musselburgh

Songofthelark

11st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Didn't hang about over hurdles and he was back in fourth but keeping on when unseating four out on his chase debut at Newcastle (2m, good); bred for this longer trip and softer ground, so he's of interest.

5/1

1

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:00 Newcastle

Songofthelark

11st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Showed ability in first two starts over hurdles but tailed off last time, all three races at Musselburgh; as a brother to high-class chaser Invitation Only he can be expected to improve for the switch to fences.

5/1

Form: 3F1PP6 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hexham regular who won twice there in 2021, though also had his off-days; recent efforts, there and elsewhere, thoroughly uninspiring.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Graystown

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Stuart Coltherd

Hexham specialist who was runner-up there on consecutive outings in the autumn (2m4f/1m7f); versatile regarding ground and has the services of Brian Hughes today but his record at this track is not persuasive.

10/1

5

16th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:53 Hexham

Graystown

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Unable to land the same C&D event for a third straight year last month (soft; took C&D record to 102312), but winner and fourth each scored next time; near-miss over 2m4f here the time before underlines his present wellbeing, and remains 5lb below his last winning mark; player.

9/4

Form: P-04PP

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Hurdling so far, twice finishing fourth in novice company but showing zilch in two handicaps; goes chasing with an awful lot to prove.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

17:00 Kelso

Any Job Will Do

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Jackie Stephen

Struggled to get competitive off lowly marks in handicap chases last year but appeared to display improvement when making all to cause 12-1 surprise in maiden point at Friars Haugh (2m4f, good to soft) last month; now needs to build on that performance.

14/1

0

6

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Any Job Will Do

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

raced in last, lost touch 3rd, detached and struggling 4th, pulled up

50/1

0

7

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:55 Hexham

Any Job Will Do

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jackie Stephen

Ten-race maiden who has struggled in his three runs over fences including two non-completions; 14lb out of the weights here and can only be watched.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £84.00
Straight Forecast £69.50
Tricast £255.50
Trifecta £413.00

Selections

The Times:

Clear The Runway

RP Ratings:

Monsieur Co

Daily Mirror:

Claret Dabbler

SPOTLIGHT:

Songofthelark

Telegraph:

Clear The Runway

Daily Mail:

Clear The Runway

Daily Express:

Clear The Runway

Daily Record:

Claret Dabbler

The Sun:

Monsieur Co

The Star:

Monsieur Co