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16:30 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

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  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

Form: 741368 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has run just once here over obstacles, when landing a 2m chase last November; it's possible he'll return to form now back here but he's been soundly beaten on his last three starts and there are doubts about this trip.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Budarri

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Fair second here (2m, soft) last month when 6lb out of the handicap and runs off his proper mark today, which is the same as when winning this 12 months ago (soft); strong contender.

7/2

2nd

6

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Budarri

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders in centre of group

8/1

3rd

9

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Budarri

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up twice off higher marks at Hexham in June (2m4f/2m, good) and will be fine on today's ground but returned from a break with two quiet runs last month and needs to get back in the groove; 1lb wrong.

14/1

Form: 2-3642 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

11yo who is 0-16 since arriving from France but has dropped down the weights and was a fair second at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) last month; also effective on good to soft ground; he might not have many better opportunities than this.

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4th

4

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Caboy

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Off the mark in Britain when arriving late at Wetherby last month (2m5f, good); his Newcastle second (2m4f, heavy) off this 3lb higher mark was no backward step and this belated return to further shouldn't be too big an issue.

9/4

2nd

1

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Caboy

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Quite consistent and off the mark in Britain at the 18th attempt when swooping late at Wetherby this month; 3lb rise neither here nor there and expert at completing but overall record suggests he may prove vulnerable.

6/4

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 5

14:05 Wetherby

Caboy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

10l runner-up at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January and occupied the same position at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on good ground; however, it looked to be a weak race last time and this 11yo is now 0-17 since arriving from France; may again find some others to be too good.

11/2

Form: 734846

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Well treated on past Irish exploits but his form went the wrong way on his final few runs for Henry de Bromhead and there's been no revival on his four starts for this stable; needs to raise his game.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

11

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Ingleby Mackenzie

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ewan Whillans

Some respectable efforts at around 2m this autumn but he took his losing run to 23 when well held at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) 20 days ago; bit to prove again after that and he goes into unknown territory at this trip.

12/1

6th

8

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Ingleby Mackenzie

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Not far away in handicaps at about 2m on his last two starts but whether he can snap a long losing run is highly questionable.

8/1

3rd

9

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Ingleby Mackenzie

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

Ran okay when fifth at Hexham last time (1m7f, good; beaten about 6l) but was behind a couple of these and his losing run goes back to June 2021; 5lb out of the handicap here and others are preferred.

16/1

Form: 0-8333

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

10yo who is just 1-17 under rules and 0-8 over fences but he's been a fair third on his last three starts (2m/2m5f; in chases the last twice) and that form reads well in the context of this weak race; key player.

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1st

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Duty Calls

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced from 5lb out of the handicap when fourth of five back here eight days ago; he can race off his proper mark now so merits serious consideration.

4/1

4th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

Won over C&D (soft) last March and runner-up twice in a row over C&D (good to soft/heavy) towards the end of last year; below par at Ayr recently and could leave that run behind now back here, but he faces a tough assignment from 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

Form: -PP35P D

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won off 3lb higher over fences at Catterick last February and respectable third over hurdles at Hexham in September; however, good runs were in the minority last year and he struggled in October on his last two starts.

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Verdict Starting price

2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Victory Echo

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Enjoyed a revival over fences last spring, winning three times from the front (3m-3m3f); switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but eight-month break may have checked his momentum.

9/1

2nd

2

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Victory Echo

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent, raced in second before 5th, led before 11th, headed 14th

3/1

1st

3

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Victory Echo

10st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Keeping excellent form under the 7lb claimer Conor Rabbitt over 3m at Perth (131) this spring, climbing a further 4lb since making all in a three-runner Class 4 there a fortnight ago; gave a good account (second) here too last spring, so everything looks primed for another positive performance.

11/8

OUR TIP

Form: /2526- C

Last run: 515 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

11yo who is having his first run since 2021 and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains; however, this five-time winner has been given a chance by the handicapper and returns in a weak race; not ruled out.

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5th

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Wolfcatcher

10st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

11yo who failed to show any of his old spark when pulled up at Musselburgh following a long absence; makes limited appeal on the back of that.

20/1

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:30 Musselburgh

Wolfcatcher

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

11yo who is having his first run since 2021 and it remains to be seen how much ability he retains; however, this five-time winner has been given a chance by the handicapper and returns in a weak race; not ruled out.

8/1

6th

2

22nd Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Perth

Wolfcatcher

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Jackie Stephen

Yet to win for this yard and no success since December 2018; this trip is probably a bare minimum for him, but he's in reasonable form (second of six over 2m6f at Kelso seven days ago) and should be thereabouts.

5/1

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