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14:25 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

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  • 0m 7f 33y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.90
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 72153- CD BF

Last run: 180 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won this race on last year's reappearance (good to soft) and added two more wins at Ayr in July and September; close third behind two of these over C&D last October when last seen and every chance he'll be bang there, especially with Billy Loughnane removing a valuable 5lb.

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9th

3

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Gweedore

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Katie Scott

prominent

11/2

4th

1

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gweedore

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Tough handicapper who ran a fine race when third in the Ayr Gold Cup on his first crack at 6f; third, beaten over 3l, off this mark at York four weeks ago (6f, soft) but that only tells half the story as he trounced the other runners on the stands' side and was also comfortably best of those to race up with the pace; still capable of better at this trip and he's a much better horse now than when last seen on AW (when he appeared to handle Tapeta well enough); deserves a good prize.

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: -52605 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Close second of 16 in 7f handicap at Meydan in January and creditable fifth of 15 in 6f Group 3 there last month; could be in the mix if handling conditions now back in Britain (unproven on slow ground).

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6th

5

(11)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Spirit Of Light

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win in Britain and comes here after finishing well down the field in three valuable, big-field handicaps at Ascot this summer (6f-7f); on a good mark now but needs a good boost from the first-time visor.

20/1

0

11

(16)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Capable of useful form but came up well short in two handicaps at Royal Ascot (7f/6f) last month, taking record for current yard to 0-15; opposed in another hot contest.

50/1

18th

11

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Ian Williams

Both wins in UAE but he ran to a useful level over 7f at Newmarket in April and did well to get as close as he did when a hampered fourth to Bielsa at York in May (6f, good); raced in the disadvantaged group when well adrift here on Thursday; still one to be interested in.

33/1

3rd
10 (2)
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25/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 00977- CD

Last run: 235 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Very well treated on form as recent as last April; however, he struggled on his five subsequent runs last year and needs to be an entirely different proposition following gelding/wind operations; unproven on slow ground.

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No Results Found

Form: 12476- D

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has run well first time up in each of his three campaigns, finishing a close second to Gweedore in this race (good to soft) on last year's reappearance; showed improved form subsequently and he's respected.

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7th

1

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Northern Express

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Beat Pisanello to win this race on soft ground last year; 9lb higher in his bid for a repeat but that's fully justified as he's advanced his form since and he should be spot on for this after an encouraging reappearance at Newmarket (7f) 16 days ago; bold show likely.

5/1

5th

2

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Northern Express

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders towards far side, briefly went fourth over 1f out, kept on

15/2

6/1

Form: 27112- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Ayr (7f, good/good to soft) last September on first two starts for this yard and unlucky second to Autumn Festival over this C&D (good to soft) in October when denied a clear run; can play a leading role if at the top of his game on this reappearance outing.

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19th

19

(15)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Abduction

8st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

40/1

10th

5

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Abduction

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has done most winning in the autumn and boasts a better strike-rate on the AW; like Quest For Fun he resumes from six months off on a career-high mark at the age of six having closed out last year with a win, and he too is drawn wide.

10/1

Form: 19554- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Likes Chester, where he won last July, but he's also run well on both visits here and was a close fourth to Autumn Festival over C&D (good to soft) last October on final start for Hugo Palmer; changed hands for 40,000gns later that month; goes well fresh and could be thereabouts on stable debut.

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9th

11

(4)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Fools Rush In

8st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ruth Carr

Three-time winner at Chester in the summer months; something was possibly amiss (eased) at Ripon on stable/seasonal debut; very well handicapped on peak form but losing run is mounting up.

14/1

13th

5

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Fools Rush In

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Ruth Carr

On a losing run but he's tumbled down the weights and he looked to retain a fair level of ability last year; sold for 21,000gns in October and given a wind op; handles bad ground well and he's a fascinating contender dropped back in trip on his first run for Ruth Carr; has often worn cheekpieces but they're absent today.

10/1

Form: /2271- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

All five starts on fast ground; ran okay when close seventh of nine on handicap debut at Ascot (1m) last July and, following wind and gelding operations, he got off the mark in a Leicester novice (7f) last October; this lightly raced 4yo has the potential to be better than his current mark.

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8th

9

(6)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket (July)

Bling On The Music

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

led, headed under 3f out

9/1

5th

1

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:20 Goodwood

Bling On The Music

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Bettered disappointing seasonal debut when respectable fourth at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) a fortnight ago, but needs to take another step in the right direction here and his tendency to race too freely remains a nagging concern.

10/1

4th

2

(1)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:00 Yarmouth

Bling On The Music

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Leicester novice winner (7f, good to firm) last October after having been gelded/undergone wind surgery, but beaten a long way on return from six months off at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in April; possible that the ground didn't suit and it was a much stronger race than this one, so no surprise if he left that effort behind.

3/1

15/2

Form: 6020-0 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent and tailed off in first-time blinkers (retained) on comeback at Doncaster last Saturday; however, the heavy ground may have been too much and he's handicapped to be a serious contender judged on two close seconds last year, here (1m, good to soft) and at Doncaster (7f, good to soft).

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16th

4

(11)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dirtyoldtown

9st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Inconsistent sort; however, scored comfortably at Newmarket (7f, heavy; third run for new yard) on last appearance and has possibilities provided that form is backed up; had an excuse (raced in unfavoured group) in this contest last year; now 6lb lower.

9/1

Form: 11111- CD

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won seven times during last year's 3yo campaign and was completing a five-timer when making all over C&D (good to soft) last October; major player if fully tuned up for this comeback run.

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3rd

5

(2)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Autumn Festival

9st 1lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Ed de Giles

Did well on slow turf for David O'Meara last autumn, winning at Beverley (7.5f) and second at Ayr and Doncaster; creditable fourth to Northern Express in this last year; reappears for a new trainer (same owners).

20/1

9th

8

(1)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Autumn Festival

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

Running well on slow turf this autumn, winning at Beverley (7.5f) in September and finishing second at Doncaster last month (7f, heavy); three AW runs came when qualifying for a mark and there's no obvious reason why he wouldn't prove as effective on this surface in time.

12/1

25/1

Form: 132466 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Now just 1lb higher than when winning at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) in January but she was sixth on her two starts last month (AW) and this company may prove too hot, even if transferring her AW form back to turf.

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9th

7

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Jilly Cooper

8st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Four wins for the Johnstons, including C&D, and she ran well over 1m here on her final start for that yard in November; down the field in two runs for Philip Makin this winter; sold for 12,000gns last month; latest new yard quick to try headgear.

12/1

6th

5

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Jilly Cooper

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Phillip Makin

Triple 7f AW winner for previous yard; outstayed over 8.5f at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day when making debut for new stable; on a handy mark and has possibilities returned to her optimum distance.

14/1

5th

7

(6)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

16:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jilly Cooper

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Phillip Makin

The winner of four races when trained by the Johnstons, two here over 7f; close second at Lingfield last month (1m) after which she changed hands for 16,000gns; stamina for this trip has to be taken on trust but it's a move that looks well worth exploring.

10/1

Form: 540/15 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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6

(17)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

He was kept busy last year and won four of his 15 starts, most recently the Balmoral Handicap (1m, soft) at Ascot in October; this 4lb higher mark is a career-high but this 5yo is not ruled out on his reappearance.

11/1

15

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

The Gatekeeper

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

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Payout
Exacta £474.00
Straight Forecast £355.00
Tricast £4626.10
Trifecta £9481.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Abduction

SPOTLIGHT:

Gweedore

LAMBOURN:

Bling On The Music

TOPSPEED:

Dirtyoldtown

Telegraph:

Autumn Festival

POSTDATA:

The Gatekeeper

The Star:

Bling On The Music

The Times:

Dirtyoldtown

Daily Mirror:

Abduction

The Sun:

Abduction

Daily Record:

Abduction

RP Ratings:

Gweedore

Daily Mail:

Gweedore

D Express:

Gweedore