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15:35 Musselburgh

Soft

Saltire.Scot Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2876.58
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Saltire.Scot Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 009-59

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only five runs but was unable to land any sort of blow on last month's handicap debut at Ayr (2m3f, good to soft) and needs today's longer trip to show him in a much better light.

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

1st

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Faithfulflyer

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, dropped to midfield after 2nd, headway and went second after 3 out, led going best 2 out, pushed along and went clear approaching last, comfortably

10/1

13th

15

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Faithfulflyer

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ended last season with a good effort and made quite pleasing reappearance in October but has not been firing on all cylinders since; has more to prove than a few of these.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 804-51

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Swapped usual cheekpieces for first-time visor and opened hurdling account with battling success at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; recent 4lb rise demands a bit more from him but he could plausibly have untapped potential over this new trip.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Kiss My Face

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Brian Ellison

towards rear, awkward jump 1st, midfield before 3rd

8/1

2nd

4

(5)

1st May 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kiss My Face

10st 12lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders

15/8

14/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 225P-7

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Out of form over fences when last seen in the spring and it's now well over two years since his only career win; reverts to hurdling on workable mark and with the trip/ground suitable but considered only if lively in the betting.

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10

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Lastofthecosmics

10st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Slightly disappointing at Perth three weeks ago but was in good form beforehand, notably when winning at Musselburgh (3m, soft); also suited by this track and has a fighting chance if back on song.

8/1

5th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Perth

Lastofthecosmics

11st 6lb

J: Miss Ailsa McClung

T: Iain Jardine

Led late on to deny Red Missile in a 3m soft-ground handicap at Musselburgh in February and again finished ahead of that rival when fourth in a Class 2 on his return visit; having a solid season and likely to be in the mix.

11/2

4th

13

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Lastofthecosmics

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

In good form back hurdling and although just a remote third behind runner-up Lock Down Luke over C&D in January he found a late spurt to deny Red Missile close home back here last month (soft); similar effort would see him involved.

7/1

Form: 624-67

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in quite valuable series final here (2m4f, good) in spring but has very modest 1-29 strike-rate over hurdles and was soundly beaten on latest outing last month; not yet proven over 3m; others preferred.

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4th

5

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Rubytwo

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up in quite valuable series final here (2m4f, good) in spring but has very modest 1-29 strike-rate over hurdles and was soundly beaten on latest outing last month; not yet proven over 3m; others preferred.

10/1

7th

5

20th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Rubytwo

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent, weakened 2 out

7/1

6th

3

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:30 Perth

Rubytwo

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent, ridden before 2 out, soon no chance with winner, lost second last, weakened run-in

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 00/687 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Back from long absence with three underwhelming runs in cheekpieces this autumn and needs to prove he still has what it takes but dips back into Class 5 and sports refitted blinkers (worn for all three wins) today; has a C&D win on his CV; no surprise if he features.

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7th

7

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Chanceanotherfive

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Returned from a long absence in September; all four runs this autumn have been over hurdles and he took a step back in the right direction when fifth of 13 over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; he was an easy winner of this race three years ago and is not discounted now back over fences.

15/2

5th

1

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Chanceanotherfive

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Back from long absence with three underwhelming runs in cheekpieces this autumn and needs to prove he still has what it takes but dips back into Class 5 and sports refitted blinkers (worn for all three wins) today; has a C&D win on his CV; no surprise if he features.

14/1

7th

8

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:18 Kelso

Chanceanotherfive

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

in rear, reminder after 9th

16/1

Form: 849F/3

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

In contention for a place before last-flight fall at Wetherby (3m, good) in April 2021 and returned from long layoff with encouraging third at Ayr (2m3f, good to soft) last month; back up in trip today; shortlisted.

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9th

11

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

My Strong Man

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Second at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) last month and also ran well when close fifth at Wetherby (3m, soft) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but is 0-18 over hurdles now and may have to settle for another minor role.

7/1

5th

9

25th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:10 Wetherby

My Strong Man

10st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

disputed lead, led 4 out, headed 3 out, no extra from 2 out

9/2

2nd

7

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

My Strong Man

11st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

led, faced challenge from 3 out, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, rallied and challenging last, no extra run-in

8/1

Form: 33-6P4

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Bounced back from poor seasonal debut when 40-1 fourth at Hexham (2m7f, soft) this month but is yet to win for his current stable and others in this line-up have more pressing claims; cheekpieces refitted today.

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10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

C&D winner who scored off 4lb higher at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last April but he's been out of sorts at biggish prices in his three runs this year and needs to get back on track.

25/1

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Both chase wins have been over 2m4f although has won a 3m point and was runner-up to Gibberwell in this race last season; not at his best recently; others stronger.

22/1

8th

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Ex SElance

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

In good form last spring and he's capable of bouncing back from a no-show; mark is fine, as will be the trip and ground.

33/1

Form: 6-4526

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-12 over hurdles but looked suited by step up to 3m2f when second at Kelso (good to firm) in May, and last month's reappearance run at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) was more encouraging than eventual 18l defeat might suggest; still unexposed as a stayer; each-way claims at least.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Paddy The Panda

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles but looked suited by step up to 3m2f when second at Kelso (good to firm) in May, and last month's reappearance run at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) was more encouraging than eventual 18l defeat might suggest; still unexposed as a stayer; each-way claims at least.

8/1

6th

10

20th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Paddy The Panda

10st 3lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Daragh Bourke

midfield, headway 4 out, weakened approaching last

8/1

Form: 547444

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Fourth three consecutive times in September/October, the last twice in big-field handicaps over 2m5f and 2m3f; can give another good account here but is now 0-17 over hurdles and needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.

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4th

13

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Outran 40-1 odds when second in this race 12 months ago (soft ground) and was pretty consistent off lowly marks towards end of last year (2m2f-3m) but is 0-18 over hurdles and others have more compelling claims.

10/1

14

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Thats Your Lottie

10st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Placed just once from 18 attempts over hurdles, at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in January; would be an each-way player from this mark if able to run to the level of her two Kelso efforts in September and October but needs to better her last two starts.

10/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Thats Your Lottie

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

Fourth three consecutive times in September/October, the last twice in big-field handicaps over 2m5f and 2m3f; can give another good account here but is now 0-17 over hurdles and needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.

10/1

Form: 0206-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but belied 40-1 odds when placed on last month's seasonal debut at Ayr (3m, good to soft), form that was very well advertised by the winner at Ascot on Friday; effectively on same mark from 4lb out of the weights again here but still warrants consideration.

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8th

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Joanna Im Fine

10st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Jackie Stephen

Has a patchy profile but she justified support in a mares' handicap at Ayr (3m, good to soft) in February and was a fair fith of 16 at Hexham in her final run in the spring; still looks on workable mark and she needs watching in market on return.

10/1

Form: 456-54

Last run: 176 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

0-12 over hurdles and 0-17 overall; signed off with two very respectable efforts in the spring (2m7f/3m2f) and is versatile regarding ground but needs to find something extra to get a win on the board.

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11th

10

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:35 Musselburgh

Bonny Houxty

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

0-12 over hurdles and 0-17 overall; signed off with two very respectable efforts in the spring (2m7f/3m2f) and is versatile regarding ground but needs to find something extra to get a win on the board.

12/1

4th

8

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:57 Kelso

Bonny Houxty

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald Whillans

9/1

5th

11

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Bonny Houxty

10st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

Posted two very respectable efforts in February (2m6f, good/2m4f, heavy) but dropped out rather tamely at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago and is now 0-10 over hurdles; others have more pressing claims.

16/1

12/1

Form: P32/6-

Last run: 394 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles and not seen since a disappointing effort 13 months ago but now 7lb lower than when placed in quite valuable series final over C&D (good to soft) in March 2021; could have a say if ready to roll.

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1st

4

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

19:00 Perth

Arnica

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and pushed along 3 out, led again when hit 2 out, joined last, ridden and headed run-in, rallied and led again towards finish, gamely

6/1

4th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Perth

Arnica

11st 0lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: N W Alexander

17-race maiden; some reasonable efforts in March/April 2021 but well beaten on both starts this season on return from more than a year off; currently comes with risks attached.

12/1

3

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:00 Newcastle

Arnica

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: N W Alexander

17-race maiden; two fair efforts in March/April 2021 but well beaten on both starts this season on return from 394 days off; others stronger.

22/1

Form: 269-8P

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Good second over C&D (good to soft) last November but looked out of sorts on his two outings in the spring and, following a wind op, was also very disappointing when back in action last month; revival needed.

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7th

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

The Blame Game

11st 6lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

20/1

0

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

The Blame Game

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

All three wins have been at Sedgefield (2m4f-3m3f) on a sound surface; pulled up lame at Kelso in May; has a bit to prove on return from layoff, not least his ability from this mark.

12/1

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

The Blame Game

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

ran in snatches, held up in rear, nudged along after 5th, pushed along after 8th

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £668.00
Straight Forecast £670.90
Tricast £6907.40
Trifecta £8186.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Kiss My Face

Telegraph:

Rubytwo

Daily Mirror:

Arnica

The Times:

Lastofthecosmics

SPOTLIGHT:

My Strong Man

POSTDATA:

Chanceanotherfive

Daily Mail:

Kiss My Face

The Star:

Kiss My Face

Daily Record:

Kiss My Face

The Guardian:

Rubytwo

D Express:

Rubytwo