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16:20 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 0f 2y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 13316- C

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Unable to capitalise on an attractive hurdle mark this year but he won four times on the Flat last year (1m-1m2f, good; including here); has run well on slow ground in the past and is respected now back in this code.

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1

(9)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Flylikeaneagle

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Won well off a similar mark over C&D (good to soft) last April; inconsistent since but the return to this scenario and drop back to 0-70 level may have positive effect; respected.

16/1

9th

5

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Lucinda Russell

Near miss over C&D in December off 1lb higher; well beaten twice since, although he had an excuse last time having gone off too fast in a 1m2f amateur event here 11 days ago; can do better today.

25/1

6th

2

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

11st 2lb

J: Miss Margot Scudamore

T: Lucinda Russell

None too consistent and followed close second over 7f here in December with a disappointing effort (pulled hard) over 1m; others appeal more.

16/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 15230- CD

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his reappearance in each of the last three seasons so it's hard to be overly confident on today's comeback run; however, crack 5lb claimer has been booked for this three-time course winner, and he'll be a major player if reproducing the best of last autumn's form.

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11th

6

(7)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Ayr

Tommy G

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second

9/1

2nd

2

(6)

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Tommy G

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jim Goldie

Well beaten on his reappearance in each of the last three seasons so it's hard to be overly confident on today's comeback run; however, crack 5lb claimer has been booked for this three-time course winner, and he'll be a major player if reproducing the best of last autumn's form.

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -54159 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has failed to threaten on AW the last twice (on the first occasion, inexperienced 7lb claimer received ten-day ban for asking for an effort too late); before those he won at Newcastle (1m, AW) and he scored here last April (1m1f, good; unproven on slow ground); not ruled out.

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9th

9

(5)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Showmedemoney

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Finished behind stablemate Havana Party over C&D three weeks ago; that was a step back in the right direction though and he's handicapped to go well.

10/1

Form: 11782- BF

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last August (7f, good) and signed off with a good second here (7f, good to soft) in October; possibilities if fully tuned up for this reappearance but 1m appeared to stretch him earlier last season.

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4th

1

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:07 Ayr

Judgment Call

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Two-time course winner but over shorter and this is a belated first run over 6f; soft ground is a further cause for concern.

12/1

12/1

Form: 00-693 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Won at Punchestown (1m1f, good to yielding) last September in tongue-tie/cheekpieces, which he wears for the first time since joining this yard; 3lb out of the handicap but he was an encouraging third in an AW classified (8.6f) recently and could be involved.

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10th

11

(11)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Our Dickie

8st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Well beaten in three runs for his current stable, including over C&D last time; new headgear tried here but looks up against it.

33/1

14th

13

(14)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Our Dickie

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

towards rear of midfield

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 45830- D

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Runs off the same mark as when winning at Thirsk (1m, good) last May and he ran creditably on last season's reappearance; seems fine on slow ground and he's respected on his return to action.

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10th

11

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Redcar

Diamond Haze

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

dwelt start, pulled hard, towards rear of midfield

20/1

9th

11

(12)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:20 Thirsk

Diamond Haze

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Wins here if anywhere, and his most recent success of May 2022 was gained in a C&D 0-75 off 3lb higher (good); needs to put a below-par effort at Ripon last month behind him, but that's not impossible.

20/1

9th

5

(4)

10th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Diamond Haze

10st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

Has gained both wins at Thirsk; made the frame there (soft/good to firm) in two of last three outings; placed off 3lb higher on sole attempt here, so looks difficult to dismiss.

6/1

Form: /6373-

Last run: 215 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Down the field last August in sole handicap (7f, AW) but either side of that he was an encouraging third in maidens (6f/1m, good/AW) and this very lightly raced 4yo is a possible improver; unproven on slow ground.

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2

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Ahamoment

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has done all his winning over 7f, most recently at Newcastle (AW) on last appearance three months ago; both turf wins on good to firm; bit to prove off career-high mark back at 1m.

6/1

1st

7

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ahamoment

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

took keen hold, held up in rear

12/1

Form: 42330- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Flopped on AW last November but may have been ready for a break; other than that he was running consistently well in turf handicaps in the second half of last year (various ground) and he holds strong claims if recapturing that sort of form on this reappearance.

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7th

7

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Star Of St James

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ivan Furtado

Three 1m wins on Fibresand here but latest success came on turf in August 2022; has had a quiet few months for this yard and well held over C&D latest; first-time cheekpieces replace a hood.

5/1

9th
10 (4)
Tafsir

25/1

Form: 62440-

Last run: 155 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who produced some fair efforts in handicaps last August-October; improvement is possible this year but she's 6lb out of the handicap for this return to action and others are more compelling.

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3rd

3

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times (12.5f-1m6f), and has made the frame on both appearances this year, more recently when clear second here (1m5f, good) on Monday; will be fine over today's longer trip; must be considered.

13/8

2nd

1

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times on turf (12.5f-1m6f), and made encouraging reappearance on Tapeta three weeks ago; still on a fairly tough mark but is likely to make her presence felt.

7/2

Form: 0-0584 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Beaten less than 1l when fifth of 11 at Southwell (7f, AW) in February and back to form with close fourth of seven at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last month; won at Wetherby (1m, good to firm) last April and she's fine on slow ground; on the shortlist.

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3rd

3

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Copper Mountain

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two C&D wins, the latest in January, and she only narrowly failed to add another classified last time out; solid claims on handicap form in midwinter.

11/4

2nd

1

(4)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Copper Mountain

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Dual C&D winner; displayed a willing attitude when getting the better of Big Narstie in a similar event here (3-1) in January; missed the break when only fifth of 11 at Newcastle (7f) last week; solid credentials.

4/1

5th

5

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Copper Mountain

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Her classified form this year includes a success at Southwell in January and respectable efforts here the last twice, all over 1m; likely player provided she's as effective back at 7f.

6/1

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Selections

The Guardian:

Judgment Call

RP Ratings:

Flylikeaneagle

POSTDATA:

Copper Mountain

Telegraph:

Tommy G

D Express:

Showmedemoney

TOPSPEED:

Diamond Haze

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Of St James

The Times:

Copper Mountain

Daily Mail:

Judgment Call

Daily Mirror:

Judgment Call

The Star:

Flylikeaneagle

Daily Record:

Flylikeaneagle

The Sun:

Tommy G