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15:00 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

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  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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tote World Pool Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

Form: 2-2218 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has gone up the weights after a progressive AW campaign (5f/6f) and he was down the field at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last time; however, it's possible he still has more left in the tank and he won three times on turf last year (including on good to soft); has the rail draw and could go well.

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5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

Form: 10229- D BF

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Some really good runs last autumn following a gelding operation, winning at Windsor (5f, good) and posting good seconds in big fields at York (5f, good to soft) and Catterick (5f, soft); heavy ground at Doncaster may have been too much when last seen and he's one to consider from a handy draw.

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3rd

3

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Vintage Clarets

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear on inner, headway from over 1f out, pressed leaders against far rail inside final 110yds, just failed

8/1

Form: 00855- D

Last run: 143 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Very close third in this two years ago (good to soft) and added a Group 3 win a few months later; not at the same level on his five starts last season but still showed some spark and he's dropped down the weights; capable of having a big say.

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6th

15

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Came From The Dark

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Formerly smart including winning a Group 3 at Sandown in July 2021, but 0-11 since and tailed off in the Stewards' Cup when last seen; not hard to look elsewhere.

25/1

26th

28

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Came From The Dark

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Ed Walker

On a reduced mark but that is a result of a two-year losing spell; it's been a while since he ran over 6f and although he'll handle the ground, he has too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

20/1

Form: 43197- D

Last run: 281 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

This is her first run since last July and she was below par on her last two starts; however, before those she won at Catterick (5f, good; has also won on good to soft) and she has run well on her reappearance in each of the last two seasons; each-way possibilities from a good draw.

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6th

4

(3)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Catterick

Mid Winster

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early, towards rear

4/1

10th

1

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:32 Thirsk

Mid Winster

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early, in touch with leaders on far side of group

9/2

4th

2

(1)

6th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Thirsk

Mid Winster

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Was returning from 281 days off when fourth of 13 from 1lb higher in a warm handicap at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; 50-1) four weeks ago; has won on good to soft, but best on faster ground so if the rain stays away she would enter serious consideration.

11/1

Form: 30000- CD

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His form took a downturn on his final four starts last season but a break may have helped as he can go well fresh; now 2lb lower than when winning this last year (good to soft) and was also a very close second in this race in 2021; can play another leading role if back on song.

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8/1

Form: 12435- D

Last run: 183 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

5f win at Doncaster (good to firm) last August and close third of 24 in the Ayr Bronze Cup (6f, good) in September; signed off with fair fifth of 15 at York (5f, good to soft) in October and might not be far away on return.

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1st

4

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Mattice

9st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders in centre of group

6/1

Form: 58687- D

Last run: 127 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his placed efforts in big fields in the first half of last autumn; however, he failed to fire on his final four runs last year and his losing sequence is now up to 35 races; something to prove on return.

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6/1

Form: 47561- CD

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Creditable fourth in this on last year's reappearance (good to soft) behind Zarzyni; ran really well in defeat in several handicaps subsequently before landing C&D conditions race last October when last seen; has won over C&D three times and there's every chance he'll be bang there on this return.

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4th

1

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Makanah

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Versatile ground-wise; thoroughly exposed and failed to get his head in front last season, though wasn't far away in 5f/6f handicaps at Newcastle and York (twice); not impossibly treated by any means, has won first time back in the past and he's 1-1 here.

12/1

7/1

Form: 03126- D

Last run: 183 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Last season had its ups and down but he went very close on his reappearance at Thirsk (5f, soft) last April and won a big-field handicap at York (5f, good) in September; trainer excels with sprinters and this 4yo is open to further progress this season; on the shortlist on return to action.

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8th

5

(10)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Capable for Kevin Ryan; struggled to recapture peak form last year and moved on for 7,000gns; placed on stable debut at Wolverhampton (5f) in January, but failed to build on that positive showing at Southwell; well drawn so can't be discounted from an easing mark.

8/1

Form: 1-5743 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who made it 3-3 for this yard at Newcastle (5f, AW) last September and he's run solid races there the last twice (5f, AW); this is his first turf run since September 2021 but he's won on good to soft ground and this speedy track should suit his prominent style; not ruled out.

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4th

1

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

The Bell Conductor

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

disputed lead

6/1

16/1

Form: 04709- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Can't be ruled out having dropped back down to the same mark as when completing a 5f Doncaster double last summer; however, he didn't really shine subsequently and a return to form is needed on reappearance.

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50/1

Form: 4661-9 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Made it four wins for the year (5f/6f) when scoring at Newcastle last October; finished last on recent reappearance at Newcastle but that race wasn't run to suit whereas this should be strongly run, which can bring out the best in this hold-up horse; could be a contender if the gaps appear.

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2nd

1

(2)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has returned from a short break in good form, bettering last December's Southwell win (5f, Tapeta) when 1l second at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) this month; another good effort when third here (6f) on Friday; still a bit to prove over this far but should be involved.

5/1

3rd

3

(7)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Broke losing run at Southwell in December and matched that effort after a near three-month break at Wolverhampton a week ago; should go well.

3/1

2nd

4

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, in rear

2/1

13th
9 (3)
Digital

16/1

Form: 52738- CD

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

All three wins have come over 5f (including a novice here in 2020 on sole course visit); third of 18 in 5f handicap in Bahrain in December on second start for this yard; midfield over 6f there three weeks later; on a competitive mark on last year's best British efforts and he's an each-way possible.

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Makanah

RP Ratings:

Zarzyni

POSTDATA:

Silky Wilkie

LAMBOURN:

Came From The Dark

D Express:

Catch Cunningham

The Guardian:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Record:

Silky Wilkie

Telegraph:

Zarzyni

The Star:

Zarzyni

The Times:

Came From The Dark

Daily Mail:

Makanah

Daily Mirror:

Makanah

The Sun:

Makanah