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15:37 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Prince Philip Perpetual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12643.29
  • 3m 7f 108y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Prince Philip Perpetual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00

Form: 523321

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

10yo who was an encouraging second at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) last month and comfortably made all at Stratford (2m6f, good) 13 days later; on his old form he remains well treated back up 7lb and he's run well at up to 3m5f in the past; could make another bold bid.

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

10

9th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

7/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Flying Verse

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: David Dennis

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: P13-21

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won on stable debut at Fakenham (3m5f, good to soft) in March and continued to run well in spring, winning easily at Market Rasen (3m3f, good) in May; has climbed the weights and returns from just over five months off, but he could have more to offer for this yard and is firmly in calculations.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in second, pulled up quickly before 11th

12/1

0

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

12st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Scored over C&D (good to soft) in 2022 and was placed in Norfolk National over C&D (good) in May; disappointed on both appearances last month but returns here on a good mark and is sure to appreciate the ease in grade.

12/1

0

4

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:04 Fontwell

Wake Up Early

10st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Off the same mark as for his Sedgefield success in March (3m3f, soft; has form on heavy) at the expense of three rivals; good and bad in the meantime; there have to be reservations but he's clearly capable of going well in a race of this nature.

5/1

Form: 555-1D3 C

Last run: 156 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

10yo who looked as though he was back to his best when winning a hunter chase at 100-1 at Cheltenham (4m, good) in April; respectable run in Cartmel handicap in May (3m5f, good; disqualified, ineligible); has won here, and on soft ground, and has the credentials to play a leading role.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Coup De Pinceau

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: G Hiscock

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Coup De Pinceau

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Thorough stayer who won a 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham last year; has found life tougher in handicaps but ran well last time and a positive ride is probable given his assured stamina.

7/2

1

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Coup De Pinceau

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Form: 702F-3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beaten 16 times since his two Irish chase wins in 2019 but there have been encouraging signs since joining this yard and he stayed on strongly for a close third behind Court Dreaming at stiff Carlisle (3m, good) last month; seems fine on slow ground and this marathon trip is well worth a go.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

2

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Stylish Moment

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Looked as good as ever when beating Special Acceptance to win Haydock veterans' chase (3m1f, good to soft) in April but has become unreliable and was under pressure before unseating rider at third-last fence at Perth in September; not an easy one to predict.

6/1

0

2

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:47 Perth

Stylish Moment

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Recorded his third chase win when scoring at Haydock (3m1f, good to soft) in April but he's not easy to predict and was pulled up behind Saint Arvans over C&D last time; was reported to have had an irregular heartbeat in a post-race examination and he needs to bounce back after a short break.

14/1

0

5

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:07 Perth

Stylish Moment

10st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, dropped to last 6th, lost touch after 7th, pulled up after 8th

5/1

Form: 12-331

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

All five wins have come on good ground, so the forecast slow surface is a concern, and his last three wins have been at Carlisle; however, the way he stayed on to win over 3m there three weeks ago suggests he could have untapped potential at today's trip (goes beyond 3m1f for the first time).

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Court Dreaming

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in rear, awkward jump 2nd, pecked on landing 3rd, soon reminders and tailed off, pulled up after 4th

12/1

4th

7

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Court Dreaming

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

held up in last, pushed along briefly after 3rd

9/1

Form: 224-12 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Kept on well to win over 3m here (good to soft) last December and was back on the scoresheet when leading close home at Kelso (3m4f, good) in May; returned from a break with a fair second of four at Perth (3m, good) in September and today's test could be right up his street; cheekpieces go on.

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

7th

5

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Rapid Raider

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along after 5 out

13/2

7

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 108y

Class 3

15:37 Musselburgh

Rapid Raider

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Kept on well to win over 3m here (good to soft) last December and was back on the scoresheet when leading close home at Kelso (3m4f, good) in May; returned from a break with a fair second of four at Perth (3m, good) in September and today's test could be right up his street; cheekpieces go on.

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:30 Perth

Rapid Raider

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, shaken up and disputing second from 13th, pushed along and back in clear second when mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra run-in

5/2

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Non-runners

Nick Lost, Court Dreaming, Rapid Raider

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Payout
Exacta £57.00
Straight Forecast £62.30
Trifecta £118.00

Selections

The Times:

Wake Up Early

SPOTLIGHT:

Stylish Moment

The Star:

Rapid Raider

POSTDATA:

Court Dreaming

TOPSPEED:

Flying Verse

RP Ratings:

Coup De Pinceau

Daily Record:

Rapid Raider

The Guardian:

Wake Up Early

Daily Mail:

Wake Up Early

The Sun:

Wake Up Early

Daily Mirror:

Court Dreaming

Telegraph:

Stylish Moment

D Express:

Stylish Moment