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14:10 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5064.78
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 24111 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Unproven on slow ground and well beaten on the Flat last month, but that was a Listed race and prior to that he'd won three in a row over hurdles (2m-2m3f, good); still has potential off this mark given his Flat ability and he's a key player if handling the forecast conditions.

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

10th

9

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Zaraqaan

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, notching up a four-timer over fences on joining this yard last summer; well held on AW Flat return in March but he does have a lower mark on turf.

50/1

6th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Zaraqaan

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, latterly notching a four-timer over fences last summer; won first time out between the ages of three and five, so goes well fresh, but this is quite an ask off his AW mark (12lb higher than when well held on turf last spring).

16/1

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7/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4118-8 CD

Last run: 114 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in the Scottish Champion Hurdle on final run last season and tailed off on reappearance at Perth in August; however, he made a bad early mistake and may have needed his latest run, and is of interest in view of his convincing handicap win over C&D in February; could bounce back.

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

1st

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

Five-time bumper/hurdle winner, who got off the mark on the Flat when forging clear at Southwell (2m, Tapeta; 13-8 favourite) last month; a 4lb rise for that smooth win looks fair and he's a big player again on this drop back in trip.

6/4

1st

5

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 2-1464 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last time and good ground may be preferable (both wins on such a surface); two fair efforts in handicaps in June/October and, having dropped down the weights, he might not be far away if handling conditions; his regular hood is left off.

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

1st

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Scots Poet

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent and not had all that much racing for an 8yo; won well at Musselburgh on New Year's Day (1m7f, soft) and just never gave his running back there three weeks ago in Mack The Man's race; hard to discount.

10/1

11th

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Scots Poet

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent 8yo who wasn't overly pressed to win over slightly shorter here when last seen on New Year's Day (soft); 6lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he's fine when fresh.

3/1

Form: 7331-5 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Fit from the Flat when keeping on for fair fifth of eight over C&D two weeks ago, when catching the eye of the stewards (found to be slightly lame on left fore); Conor O'Farrell now takes over from an amateur; has a good record here across both codes, including a C&D win in February; contender.

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

1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has won here five times on the Flat (1m4f/1m5f) and once over hurdles (1m7f); patchy form of late and below par here most recently, while she needs to prove her stamina, but she can't be ruled out given her record here.

7/1

5th

5

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, soon recovered to lead

9/2

6th

5

(7)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Smart Lass

9st 13lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led at fast pace, reduced lead 6f out, headed under 3f out

3/1

Form: 45P-43 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner who continues to drop down the weights, and has run just twice for this yard; however, there's been no return to form and he needs to raise his game.

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

6th

1

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:45 Newcastle

Antey

12st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

His mark continues to tumble but it's a long time since this 10yo posed a threat and others make greater appeal.

20/1

2

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Antey

12st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Makes quick reappearance after struggling from out of the weights in good-quality 2m4f contest here on New Year's Day; will find this race easier but is patently not the force of old and others in this line-up have much more persuasive profiles.

25/1

7th

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

13:35 Musselburgh

Antey

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

10yo who has been regressive and, although he took a step back in the right direction over hurdles here last time, he didn't shape as though a win was imminent; 7lb out of the handicap now back over fences and others preferred.

33/1

Form: 4433-0 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner who is well treated on jumps form as recent as April, and he won on the Flat in September; however, he finished down the field on the Flat the next twice and it was the same story back over hurdles at Cheltenham in November; needs to get back on track.

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

6th

4

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:10 Musselburgh

Nietzsche

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time hurdle winner who is well treated on jumps form as recent as April, and he won on the Flat in September; however, he finished down the field on the Flat the next twice and it was the same story back over hurdles at Cheltenham in November; needs to get back on track.

7/1

14th

12

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Nietzsche

11st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Brian Ellison

Won the 2018 Greatwood at this meeting; first Flat win for six years came when edging home in September; major backward steps in that sphere in his two starts since, which dents confidence in him, but he is very well handicapped judged on plenty of hurdles and chase form, including from last term; cheekpieces (last worn in March) return.

10/1

15th

8

(14)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Newbury

Nietzsche

10st 11lb

J: Mr Matt Brown

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, raced wide home turn, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, struggling from over 2f out, tailed off

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £103.20
Trifecta £398.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Al Zaraqaan

SPOTLIGHT:

Smart Lass

RP Ratings:

Socialist Agenda

The Times:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Mail:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Mirror:

Al Zaraqaan

The Sun:

Al Zaraqaan

The Star:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Record:

Al Zaraqaan

TOPSPEED:

Smart Lass

POSTDATA:

Smart Lass

The Guardian:

Smart Lass

Telegraph:

Socialist Agenda

D Express:

Socialist Agenda