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12:50 Musselburgh

Soft

Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 37511- C

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 5yo who displayed improvement to win two 2m4f handicap hurdles here in February/March; today's chasing debut comes after an eight-month absence but he has some Irish pointing experience to call upon and is open to further progress; had wind op last month.

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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

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2224-1 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-13 over fences for previous two trainers but just got the better of a sustained battle to win over C&D (good to soft; front pair clear) on recent stable debut; subsequent 3lb rise looks manageable; major player.

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2nd

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Massini Man

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won twice here last season (2m4f/3m, good to soft/soft) and fair third over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago when about 3l behind the runner-up Captain Quint; might not be far away.

8/1

3rd

9

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Massini Man

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Dual course winner (2m4f/3m) for new stable last season and made quite a pleasing reappearance when placed at Carlisle in the autumn; in contention before penultimate-fence fall at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in November and sure to be suited by the return to this track; one to consider.

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -85524 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Gained all three wins in chases at this track, most recently when scrambling home by a nose over today's trip in March (good to soft); effectively 4lb lower today and was seemingly back in form when second at Perth (2m4f, good) in September but didn't fire here (2m) this month and now has something to prove again.

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7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Izzys Champion

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

10yo whose losing run goes back 12 races to March 2022, and pulled up here last month; however, he may have needed that first run since last August and all three wins have come here; not ruled out off reduced mark.

8/1

0

7

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Izzys Champion

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders in centre of group, not fluent 5th

13/2

3rd

6

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Izzys Champion

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Gained all three wins at Musselburgh but his C&D third in May was a fairly good effort and he also ran quite well at Market Rasen in June; slightly out of the weights today but won't mind what the weather does; likely contender.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 800627 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Irish-trained 11yo; without a win since March 2020 and very inconsistent these days but his second of 15 at Thurles (2m4f, good to yielding) two starts ago was a good effort, particularly as he was badly hampered at the first fence.

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0

10

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Well Joey

11st 1lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Paul Stafford

Longstanding maiden over hurdles and is a much better chaser (four wins); below par in the latter discipline this year.

25/1

6th

5

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Well Joey

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Paul Stafford

prominent in chasing group, slow jump 7th

7/1

15

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Well Joey

11st 8lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul Stafford

Form: 1-5424 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (four attempts); not beaten that far when fourth of six at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month but latest 3lb drop not enough to tempt.

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11

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (five attempts); well beaten over 2m4f here on latest outing in November and remains a risky option.

25/1

5th

3

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

12:50 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (four attempts); not beaten that far when fourth of six at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month but latest 3lb drop not enough to tempt.

14/1

4th

2

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 4

13:10 Ayr

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

in touch with leaders, lost position 13th, ridden and weakened 4 out

9/1

Form: 02240- D

Last run: 228 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Stuck well to his task when second in hunter chase here (3m, good to soft) in March but is yet to add to his Irish hurdle win in 2019 and has fitness to prove on this first start for 228 days; had wind op in September; others preferred.

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5

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

16:25 Musselburgh

Ferocious

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Kate Leckenby

Some fair efforts in hunter chases early last year (including here) but he was tailed off then pulled up in two handicap chases towards the end of 2022, and a major turnaround is required.

33/1

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:38 Catterick

Ferocious

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Kate Leckenby

Yet to add to his Irish hurdle win in 2019; runner-up in two hunter chases for Kate Leckenby last season but was well-beaten 66-1 shot in Musselburgh handicap chase last month and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing; cheekpieces added today

33/1

Form: 55642/ D

Last run: 780 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Runner-up off 8lb higher at Hexham (1m7f, good) on latest outing in October 2020 and remains unexposed over fences but he's tricky to weigh up after his 780-day absence; the market may guide.

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6th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Jimmy Rabbitte

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Hasn't won since 2019; on a fair mark now but has a bit to make up with Master Breffni on recent Carlisle form (2m3f, soft).

10/1

5th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Jimmy Rabbitte

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Stuck on a lengthy losing run but hasn't been far away in any of his last four races (2m4f-3m); however, goodish ground is ideal and softer looks troublesome.

12/1

Form: 5312-3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who was in good form over hurdles last winter and made promising seasonal/chase debut when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago; 2lb lower here and will be dangerous if the first-time cheekpieces enable him to build on that performance.

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4

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:10 Hexham

Fever Roque

11st 12lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Sole win was over hurdles at Market Rasen on soft in December 2021 (2m4f); in fair form this year and has an each-way chance.

11/2

4th

6

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

Fever Roque

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent on inner

4/1

4th

6

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Carlisle

Fever Roque

10st 6lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

0-5 over fences but has had a solid first campaign, bumping into Knocknamona (who followed up) at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January then runner-up at Wetherby (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; can be thereabouts.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £78.00
Straight Forecast £89.70
Tricast £255.50
Trifecta £270.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Massini Man

The Times:

Hold Onto The Line

SPOTLIGHT:

Fever Roque

D Express:

Hold Onto The Line

The Guardian:

Fever Roque

Telegraph:

Massini Man

Daily Mirror:

Massini Man

Daily Record:

Massini Man