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13:53 Musselburgh

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Edinburgh Gin Seaside Handicap

  • Prize money: £2916
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Edinburgh Gin Seaside Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 04602U

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

0-9 but he finished well to give Eruption a fright over C&D last month (in cheekpieces for the first time); stumbled and unseated his rider leaving the stalls 15 days ago; solid claims if reproducing his best.

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

5th

4

(1)

2nd Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Waverley Star

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

Got back on the scoresheet when justifying support at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) last month and he made another bold bid when a close fourth there 12 days ago; has been as good as ever recently and he's a key player off same mark as last time.

4/1

4th

4

(10)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Waverley Star

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

Back in form lately but stall 10 isn't good for one happiest on the sharp end and a 7lb rise for his latest C&D win (made all from stall 3) will challenge him.

6/1

4th

3

(4)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

15:25 Lingfield (AW)

Waverley Star

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

took keen hold, led, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110yds, weakened towards finish

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 7-64

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Three novice runs (5f) haven't been devoid of promise, including when caught out very wide at Chelmsford last month; opening mark not an obvious gift but this is more realistic and first-time cheekpieces could help.

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

7th

4

(7)

9th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Ballistic Berry

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jessica Macey

always towards rear, reminder and raced wide 3f out, never on terms (jockey said filly was outpaced)

8/1

6th

3

(7)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Ripon

Ballistic Berry

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

always towards rear, outpaced in rear, going okay again halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost touch and ridden, well held from over 1f out

100/30

7/4

Form: 46-618 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Well backed when narrowly repelling the late thrust of Waverley Star over C&D last month, always prominent; failed to back it up in a stronger race at Thirsk a fortnight ago but needs serious consideration back in these calmer waters.

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

3rd

10

(1)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 160y

14:50 Sligo

Eruption

8st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

in touch with leaders, prominent on inner over 3f out, bit short of room when switched left over 1f out, kept on

12/1

13th

15

(2)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eruption

8st 13lb

T: Matthew J Smith

slowly into stride, pushed along soon after start, raced in last

20/1

Form: 5-6058

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

6l behind Eruption over C&D on his handicap debut last month and again showed only modest form at Newcastle 11 days ago; may do better at some point but others have more pressing claims.

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

1st

11

(6)

23rd Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

19:00 Hamilton

Claret Club

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly away, took keen hold, soon switched right and up the centre, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, in rear throughout

10/1

4th

7

(7)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:53 Musselburgh

Claret Club

8st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

6l behind Eruption over C&D on his handicap debut last month and again showed only modest form at Newcastle 11 days ago; may do better at some point but others have more pressing claims.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 28-066

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Promise over further for Tom Clover last season; 66-1 for all three starts for this yard and no better than sixth but her latest effort (first run over 5f) did offer hope that she was firmly on the way back (poorly positioned after a messy start in a race in which little got into it); may ultimately need a stiffer test at 5f but strong suspicion this reduced mark now underestimates her.

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

5th

8

(8)

4th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Ayr

Dandys Diva

8st 12lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

awkward start, took keen hold, pressed leader, ridden and lost position from under 2f out, soon weakened, hung left inside final furlong

14/1

2nd

8

(11)

23rd Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

19:00 Hamilton

Dandys Diva

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: R Mike Smith

led against near rail, ridden over 2f out, headed and lost second over 1f out, kept on

5/1

5th

3

(5)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:53 Musselburgh

Dandys Diva

9st 6lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: R Mike Smith

Promise over further for Tom Clover last season; 66-1 for all three starts for this yard and no better than sixth but her latest effort (first run over 5f) did offer hope that she was firmly on the way back (poorly positioned after a messy start in a race in which little got into it); may ultimately need a stiffer test at 5f but strong suspicion this reduced mark now underestimates her.

6/1

Form: 588-5

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Posed no significant threat in three spring maidens at two; no improvement for the switch to handicaps here (7f) last month but he pulled hard and didn't get home having briefly threatened inside the final 2f; still has some potential and dropping to 5f may help.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

The Gay Blade

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Began the year with two easy wins on AW (6f and 7f); his form has dipped the last twice but he's back down the weights and 6f on slow ground won't faze him; one to consider.

10/1

9th

4

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Gay Blade

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won twice on turf and twice on AW since 2022; below best on most recent start over C&D and may well find one or two too good again.

10/1

Form: 524040

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden whose best effort came over 7f on AW; attracted support in a C&D handicap last month but looked to find this sharp 5f an inadequate test; latest run excusable but others more persuasive today.

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

7th

5

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:53 Musselburgh

Loose Lips

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Nine-race maiden whose best effort came over 7f on AW; attracted support in a C&D handicap last month but looked to find this sharp 5f an inadequate test; latest run excusable but others more persuasive today.

13/2

10th

8

(9)

10th May 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Loose Lips

9st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Set to win until run down in the closing stages over 7f here in March; a bit disappointing thereafter until probably finding 5f at Musselburgh a sharp enough test (fourth) latest; dam won over C&D at Newcastle so there's potentially a race in there; chance.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £146.60
Trifecta £674.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Waverley Star

POSTDATA:

Eruption

The Times:

The Gay Blade

RP Ratings:

Loose Lips

Daily Mail:

Waverley Star

The Sun:

Waverley Star

Daily Record:

Waverley Star

Telegraph:

The Gay Blade

Daily Express:

Eruption

Daily Mirror:

Eruption

The Star:

Eruption