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13:57 Musselburgh

Soft

Sponsor The Saltire For A Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Sponsor The Saltire For A Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 431-41 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Left clear at final fence to score by 10l at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is now 2-4 for Iain Jardine; reverts to hurdling on a 6lb higher mark but must be considered in current form.

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

4th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Half Shot

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

25/1

11

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Half Shot

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Iain Jardine

Took form to new level when beating subsequent Edinburgh National winner Inis Oirr by 7l at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is only 4lb higher today, but wasn't in quite the same nick on either subsequent start at Musselburgh and, on balance, others look stronger here.

14/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-63F4

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 6yo from a good jumping family; not seen since underwhelming effort in Perth maiden in June but significant positives can be drawn from his first three hurdle runs and he should have more to offer in handicaps.

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

6th

8

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Kilbrainy

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders

7/4

1st

1

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:30 Kelso

Kilbrainy

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, held up in rear

4/1

Form: 5344-5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Generally disappointing since winning at Haydock in early 2021 but travelled well for a long way when fifth on last month's seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) and has become too well handicapped to rule out.

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

1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Serious Ego

11st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November but has not quite been at the same level since; younger rivals appeal more.

8/1

Form: -35126 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Scored over C&D on soft ground in February and added to his tally at Perth (2m4f, good) in the summer; seemingly ended up with too much to when ridden very patiently at Sedgefield on latest outing; can pose a threat if this race pans out more favourably.

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

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

Form: 0080-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all four starts, most recently when 66-1 for handicap debut at Limerick (2m, good) in April; moves up in trip today; remains unexposed and is worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

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

2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, challenging 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, carried right towards finish, headed final stride, hit rail just after line

100/30

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Karl Thornton

Progressive in handicaps (two wins at this venue, including over this trip); fourth in a conditions race here last time; this will suit better.

10/1

4th

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Thwarted in his hat-trick bid at Gowran last month; this looks like a tough assignment.

22/1

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Payout
Exacta £66.00
Straight Forecast £75.60
Trifecta £189.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Half Shot

RP Ratings:

Serious Ego

The Times:

Idilico

D Express:

Kilbrainy

SPOTLIGHT:

Garde Des Champs

Telegraph:

Half Shot

The Guardian:

Half Shot

The Sun:

Half Shot

Daily Record:

Half Shot

TOPSPEED:

Serious Ego

The Star:

Serious Ego

Daily Mail:

Idilico

Daily Mirror:

Idilico