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14:20 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

George Crawford Legacy Trust Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 4 runners
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George Crawford Legacy Trust Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 85362F BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Close second of four at Kelso (2m7f, heavy) last month on his second chase start and he's also effective on good to soft ground; made mistakes before falling mid-race over this C&D a fortnight ago but this lightly raced 6yo is a contender if minimising the blunders.

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

1st

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Duke Of Deception

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two chase wins towards end of last season and he also scored over hurdles at Wetherby (3m, good) last October; has run well to finish second back over fences the last twice, most recently beaten just 1l at Bangor (3m5f, heavy); ticks plenty of boxes.

5/1

2nd

8

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Duke Of Deception

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

raced wide, towards rear

6/1

Form: 804252

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

0-20 under rules but has run well to finish second over 2m4f here on two of his last three starts (soft/good to soft) and has shaped each time as though he may benefit from this step back up in trip; could be thereabouts.

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

2nd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

First wins under rules came last year in 2m4f handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft; led final strides) in November; form figures at this track read 22216 but there's a bit more for him to prove over this far and, as latest start showed again, on soft ground.

5/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

in touch with leaders, not fluent and bumped rival 9th

11/4

Form: P42232 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-11 under rules and needs to prove he can get the job done, but he's been running well over fences this winter and may well have won at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) 12 days ago but for a mistake two out; cheekpieces (worn once over hurdles when well beaten) return, replacing blinkers.

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

3rd

8

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Beat The Edge

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

Sole career success came off 5lb higher in this race in 2023 (soft); mixed form this term (at up to 2m3f); well treated and has possibilities back here.

11/2

4th

5

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 5

15:50 Doncaster

Beat The Edge

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Hard to win with having been successful in just one of his 22 rules starts; however, he often runs well, as when third at Catterick (1m7f, soft) on Tuesday, and should be fine at this trip; might not be far away.

8/1

3rd

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Beat The Edge

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Not an easy horse to win with and didn't fire last month but was placed three consecutive times (once over C&D) towards end of last year and will be fine on today's ground; major player if back on song.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £50.00
Straight Forecast £55.10
Trifecta £85.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Dr Shirocco

POSTDATA:

Duke Of Deception

SPOTLIGHT:

Beat The Edge

D Express:

Duke Of Deception

The Times:

Dr Shirocco

Telegraph:

Dr Shirocco

Daily Mirror:

Dr Shirocco

The Star:

Dr Shirocco

Daily Record:

Dr Shirocco