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14:45 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Ina & Ella Macgregor Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Ina & Ella Macgregor Memorial Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 11790-

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Three wins over 6f last season; ended 2022 with three lesser efforts but he's slipped back down the weights quite quickly; not short of speed but this fast 5f might not present a sufficient stamina test.

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5th

7

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Monsieur Kodi

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear

6/1

9th

9

(7)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Monsieur Kodi

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Tough and progressive sprinter this year, winning three times on slow turf; ran as well as he ever has when picked off late by Gisburn at Goodwood four weeks ago (6f, soft); 2lb higher today and handles Tapeta but he seems at his best on deep turf.

15/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 05744- CD

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Two course wins; failed to hit the target last year but he dropped in the weights and ended the year with two sound efforts at Catterick; can go well fresh and he's not a forlorn hope.

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3rd

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Hold-up performer who hails from an in-form stable; these conditions suit and was a creditable fourth at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft, lost a hind shoe); a possible but has never run to his best here.

13/2

4th

7

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Black Friday

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

12/1

6th

6

(6)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:07 Ayr

Black Friday

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Ran well over 1m last time but better known for his form over shorter, from 5f to 7f (including on soft); running well and on a competitive mark.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 778645 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

6-23 here as opposed to 0-23 at other turf tracks; hold-up style makes him a hostage to fortune, which he hasn't always enjoyed on AW this year; in better form than his figures suggest and the return to this venue should suit; lively contender.

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10th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Primos Comet

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear throughout

7/1

1st

7

(3)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

20:00 Musselburgh

Primos Comet

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Six of his nine wins have come on good ground over C&D; now 15lb lower than for his last win 12 months ago but he's 0-18 since and was never involved back at this track ten days ago; down the list.

15/2

20/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 53370-

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two wins as a 2yo for Kevin Philippart De Foy (6f/7f); drew a blank last season over 7f and 1m; sold for 12,000gns in November; something to prove dropped to 5f after a break; one of five runners for Jim Goldie and the mount of Paul Mulrennan.

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11th

17

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Rock Melody

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Jim Goldie

awkward start

50/1

9/1

Form: 11431- D

Last run: 262 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won three of her five handicap starts last year, including on her reappearance; starts this season off a career-high mark but with the prospect of further progress; drawn against the stands' rail and seems versatile ground-wise; one of three runners for Paul Midgley.

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3rd

5

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Vadamiah

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

disputed lead, led overall after 2f

12/1

8th

5

(8)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Vadamiah

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

In and out this season but her draw didn't help when down the field at Musselburgh (5f) three weeks ago and prior to that she went close at Ripon (5f); this front-runner is not ruled out on her first AW start.

11/1

6th
14 (11)
Rory

16/1

Form: 43335- CD

Last run: 144 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Finished fifth in this race last year before going on to win twice and run numerous good races in defeat; no surprise to see him involved.

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2nd

1

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Rory

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 3f out, keeping on when ridden from 2f out, went second and kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

8th

9

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Enigmatic character who has yet to win beyond sprint distances but he seems to stay this trip; respectable run over C&D last week but not sure to reverse placings with One More Dream.

14/1

3rd

5

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 95006- CD

Last run: 155 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in September 2018; has done the rest of his winning on fast ground over 6f in the height of summer; first run for Jim Goldie; stable looks to have stronger claims elsewhere.

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9th

5

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Jordan Electrics

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jim Goldie

Has tended to improve for his comeback run in recent seasons and there's not much wiggle room off this mark back from six months off; an easy 5f on good to soft ground wouldn't appeal as optimal either and Paul Mulrennan rides American Affair.

10/1

12/1

Form: 57312- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 in good form with a 5f win at Hamilton in September sandwiched by near-misses at Ayr and over C&D (behind Havagomecca); has come on for her reappearance in both seasons of racing though.

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5th

2

(1)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Thirsk

Lady Lade

10st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Keith Dalgleish

She has run creditably so far this season but hasn't managed to land a telling blow; this represents a drop in class though and she's not out of it.

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Carlisle

Lady Lade

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Keith Dalgleish

Last of five behind Havagomecca at Musselburgh last month and again trailed that rival on her return visit; chance on last season's peak form but reservations for now.

12/1

6th

6

(1)

15th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Musselburgh

Lady Lade

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

Last of five (well below par) in the recent C&D event won by Havagomecca; however, nearly beat that opponent here last October (went down by short head) and holds a fighting chance if back to that form.

8/1

16/1

Form: 30429- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Came to hand early last season but he was very well treated at the time; 5f on drying ground perhaps not enough of a test for him on this return from five months off.

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4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

14th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

Finished a remote last of nine in his one 7f handicap, at Doncaster last November, and he seems to have gone off the rails since winning a four-runner 6f race at Ripon in August (soft).

25/1

Form: -92515 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who gained his fourth AW success at Southwell last month; not disgraced in a Class 4 there last week and he returns to the turf off a lower mark; peak RPR of 63 on the grass justifies that though.

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4th

3

(2)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Bert Kibbler

9st 3lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Charlie Wallis

took keen hold, disputing third, dropped to last over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon no impression

7/1

6th

3

(5)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

18:00 Pontefract

Bert Kibbler

9st 10lb

J: Liam Wright

T: David & Nicola Barron

His done his winning on AW; far from consistent on turf this spring, clear best effort when second at Ayr three runs ago; not solid but has a fighting chance if he takes well to first-time headgear.

6/1

12/1

Form: 24661- CD

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Progressive in 2021, winning three times; real mixed bag last year but she rounded off her campaign with a 33-1 success over C&D in October; trainer a dab hand with this type and she could still be well treated.

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7th

1

(3)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Havagomecca

9st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

8/1

6th

5

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Havagomecca

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Her form has been patchy across her last few starts but she's dropped down the weights and four visits here have yielded two wins; not written off now back here.

9/1

12th
15 (13)
James Watt

25/1

Form: 488-89 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Now 8lb lower than for his Ripon win last May; finished down the field at Newcastle last week on his first run after a wind operation but he wasn't well drawn and didn't run as badly as the distance beaten suggests; dropped 3lb and much better can be expected.

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9th

8

(6)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

18:30 Musselburgh

James Watt

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

It's now 17 runs since his last win and he's been placed just once from his ten outings this term; others are more persuasive.

6/1

6th

10

(5)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:25 Beverley

James Watt

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Recorded a fair third of nine in 5f Redcar classified event 15 days ago but it's now 16 starts since his last success.

12/1

3rd

3

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:24 Redcar

James Watt

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

The odd false dawn this summer but essentially he's regressing quickly; this is a drop in grade but there are risks attached.

7/1

14/1

Form: 55-730 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Never dangerous fourth in this race two years ago; should find this being run to suit though and he's on a tasty mark after a fallow winter; change of headgear might perk him up and his yard had a Flat double at Doncaster last week; one to consider.

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6th

3

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Ballyare

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Well below best during the AW season but made a quite encouraging return to turf when keeping-on fourth at Doncaster (5f, heavy) last month and is now 9lb lower than when scoring over C&D last season.

7/1

4th

7

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Ballyare

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Not at his best on AW this winter but he's dropped in the weights as a result and he returns to turf on ground that won't faze him; Oisin Orr has won on him in the past; big run on the cards.

10/1

33/1

Form: 32630- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 8st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

8lb lower than for his last win but that was some time ago; conditions shouldn't faze him but his yard may have stronger claims elsewhere; has refused to race in the past.

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5th

6

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Global Humor

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

walked to post, slowly away, awkward start, raced in last, some headway on far side of group from 3f out

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 27508- D

Last run: 204 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Promising 2yo; failed to win last year but shaped better than the result on a couple of occasions; should be winning races off this mark and he's more interesting than many.

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6th

7

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Le Beau Garcon

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Down the field on AW debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) two runs ago but was stretched by 6f after failing to settle; returned to form when runner-up at Musselburgh (5f) three weeks ago and could be in the mix once more.

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Le Beau Garcon

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two big runs in defeat at Thirsk (5f, soft/good) in August in a visor before finishing down the field in first-time blinkers at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last time; the blinkers are retained but he failed to settle last time and this drop back in distance could be a firm plus; not ruled out.

9/2

9th

6

(11)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Le Beau Garcon

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael & David Easterby

Still to add to his two 2yo wins but he has turned in a string of good runs this season, latterly finishing a close third of 16 at Thirsk last month; visor worn the last twice now replaced by new blinkers; handicapped to win but drawn wide on this rare 6f run.

10/1

10/1

Form: 32561- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ending a long losing run when making most in a 5f handicap at Ripon in September; 6lb higher for his return to action but he was rated in the 100s at his peak; two wins on good to soft but drying ground wouldn't hurt.

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2nd

10

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Leodis Dream

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

disputed lead, prominent after 2f

5/1

1st

3

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Front-runner who landed a Beverley handicap last September off this mark; absent since a low-key run at Newcastle in December; stable also run Birkenhead.

10/1

11th

7

(12)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

prominent towards near side

12/1

Form: 2094-1 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Drew a blank in 2022 but she dropped in the weights as a result and justified strong market support at Doncaster on Sunday in good style (5f, soft); drying ground wouldn't be ideal but she's of obvious interest under a penalty.

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9th

10

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Five-time turf winner, the latest of them over 5f here last summer off 2lb higher; 6f on heavy ground might just stretch her stamina.

14/1

7th

7

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

5f on soft ground looks ideal for her and last season's two wins both came off higher marks than today's; last month's return at Southwell (6f) was encouraging and she's more appealing than many.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1543.00
Straight Forecast £1291.40
Tricast £11059.70
Trifecta £28718.00

Selections

The Times:

Vadamiah

Daily Mail:

Lady Lade

Daily Record:

Havagomecca

POSTDATA:

Ballyare

Telegraph:

Vadamiah

The Guardian:

Vadamiah

The Star:

Vadamiah

The Sun:

Lady Lade