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17:15 Musselburgh

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Sky Bet Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Sky Bet Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 723-40

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) three weeks ago but prior to that he ran well on his reappearance at Newcastle (1m4f, AW); well treated on last year's best turf form and yard's horses can swiftly bounce back to form.

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8th

7

(3)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fairmac

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Anthony Charlton

in touch with leaders

10/1

1

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

17:10 Ayr

Fairmac

10st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

The two wins from his four starts at Ayr were both more than two years ago, but he also ran creditably over C&D last September; downhill since his Musselburgh win this April, with the switch to a visor (replacing regular blinkers) perhaps contributing last time; reverts with headgear today and he's 4lb below his last winning mark.

9/1

9th

1

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

18:30 Redcar

Fairmac

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Below par since 1m4f Musselburgh win on good to soft in April, including back at Musselburgh a couple of weeks ago, but is well treated if a first-time visor (replacing regular blinkers) sparks a revival.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 54960-

Last run: 254 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Below par on final three runs last summer and a longer trip may be preferable, but he's dropped down the weights and has a good record when fresh; could bounce back with a bold show.

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OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 7-141

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Bumper runner-up (good to soft) who won 1m AW novice in January and scored on handicap debut at Southwell (1m6f, AW) last month; now 2-4 on the Flat and could be just the type to continue to improve; player.

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4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Notimeforanother

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Two-time Flat winner who won on his handicap hurdle debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January, beating a big field with something to spare; also effective on good to soft; unexposed in this code and this 5yo may well take a 7lb rise in his stride.

3/1

1st

1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Notimeforanother

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Ran encouragingly at Sedgefield (second hurdles attempt) on Boxing Day and may well build on that effort; has a handy opening mark judged on Flat form; interesting.

7/1

3rd

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Notimeforanother

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Fair dual AW winner who was a distant third at Wetherby on hurdle debut; this isn't a strong event and he may be capable of better.

16/1

33/1

Form: 4597-7 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Form went the wrong way towards the end of last season and there was no revival on his reappearance three weeks ago, but that performance wasn't a bad one here over an inadequate 1m and he's well handicapped on form as recent as last summer; not a forlorn hope now back up in trip.

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3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

Form: 4268-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

On a long losing run but, having had wind surgery, she returned from a break with a good second at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) this month; some good efforts on turf last year and this trip may be within range; a possible.

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11th

10

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Angels Landing

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

Consistent form in defeat on Flat this April-June (1-18 overall in that sphere); 0-11 over hurdles, well treated on some of her placed form in the 2021-22 campaign but below form on latest four attempts, including on latest outing; steps up from 2m with stamina in major doubt.

12/1

4th

3

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Angels Landing

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Consistent on the Flat since spring; 0-10 over hurdles and was below par last winter; well treated on some of her placed form in the 2021-22 campaign, however.

13/2

5th

7

(6)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

20:00 Chester

Angels Landing

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win on turf but has been placed over this trip at Nottingham and Wetherby (both good to firm) this month; suspicion she'll be vulnerable to some of the 3yos in this line-up, though.

16/1

12/1

Form: 61336- D

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Her useful dam improved with age and this mare did likewise last season, with three wins (1m2f-1m4f); further improvement can't be ruled out but it's needed if she's to defy her current mark; first run since last November.

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4th

3

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Real Terms

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear

10/1

6th

1

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Real Terms

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Won off a 2lb lower mark at Southwell in March (1m3f); just as effective on turf; has run a couple of decent races on soft ground; one to consider.

6/1

13/2

Form: 24132- CD

Last run: 227 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Improved form when decisive winner over C&D (good) last August and she showed it was no one-off when in the first three the next twice; this is just her second run here and she could play a leading role if fully tuned up.

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9th

7

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Arrange

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

in rear

8/1

Form: 64319-

Last run: 205 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Joined Jim Goldie last summer and improved for each of her first four runs for this yard, winning at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) in September; she was in a hot handicap when mid-division at York (1m6f, good to soft) when last seen and she's not written off now back down in grade on return.

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6th

3

(1)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

14:25 Catterick

A La Francaise

11st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: Jim Goldie

Won at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) last September and she returned to form with a very close third at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) ten days ago; she's one to consider under the promising Jack Nicholls.

7/2

3rd

6

(1)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

14:20 Musselburgh

A La Francaise

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Off the mark at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) last September, and she's been operating near that level in her last three starts; these improved terms offer a chance to take revenge over Simple Star (Hamilton) and Gibside (York), and she has a good record under the returning Paul Mulrennan.

6/1

5th

11

(5)

14th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:30 York

A La Francaise

9st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear, steady headway on near side of group from over 2f out, outpaced and edged left over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

6/1

Form: 034-03

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won twice last summer (1m6f/2m, good to firm) and returned to form with a solid third of 14 at Bath (11.6f, soft) three weeks ago; however, he may prefer a longer trip than this.

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0

3

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

disputed lead

25/1

1

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

10st 2lb

T: Alexandra Dunn

4th

2

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:30 Lingfield (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 13lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won two staying handicaps at Nottingham in the summer of 2022; retained ability without winning this summer; sold for 10,000gns in October; starts out for new yard off a manageable mark; betting to guide.

16/1

Form: 09762- C

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

0-9 last year and inconsistent but he was a short-head second of 15 at Ayr (1m5f, good) last September when last seen; this course winner can be bang there again if reappearing in similar form.

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7th

8

(4)

19th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 3

19:55 Hamilton

Heights Of Abraham

8st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Keith Dalgleish

Signed off his 4yo campaign with a close call at Ayr (1m5f, good) last September; on same mark here but he's been laboured in both runs this season and latest was at this track (1m5f, good to soft) on Sunday; bit to prove back up in grade and his last win was two years ago.

20/1

8th

4

(2)

14th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

18:15 Hamilton

Heights Of Abraham

9st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield

10/1

10th

3

(5)

30th Apr 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Heights Of Abraham

9st 12lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Keith Dalgleish

0-9 last year and inconsistent but he was a short-head second of 15 at Ayr (1m5f, good) last September when last seen; this course winner can be bang there again if reappearing in similar form.

10/1

10/1

Form: 02154- D

Last run: 227 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on hurdle/stable debut last December last time out but he's had wind surgery since and he's on a competitive mark judged on last season's best 1m4f form for Ian Williams; tongue-tie goes on; not ruled out.

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7th

4

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

led, headed over 2f out

11/2

2nd

7

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

Winless since 2022 but he wasn't discredited given he raced wide when ninth of 12 in 1m6f Wolverhampton handicap in February; possibilities off a falling mark.

6/1

9th

5

(10)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 10lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Sole win (16 races) in August 2022; has edged down the weights and has career-low mark, with penultimate start (June) in particular showing that significant ability remains, but his record beyond 1m4f is a concern.

9/1

13/2

Form: 9842-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Patchy form over hurdles this year but he was fourth of seven in a Grade 2 4yo hurdle at Cheltenham in January, and he's on a competitive mark on his best Irish Flat form; respectable run when 10l second of six in a 1m4f AW novice three weeks ago and he's not ruled out.

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12th

9

(7)

30th Apr 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Active Duty

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ben Pauling

Patchy form over hurdles this year but he was fourth of seven in a Grade 2 4yo hurdle at Cheltenham in January, and he's on a competitive mark on his best Irish Flat form; respectable run when 10l second of six in a 1m4f AW novice three weeks ago and he's not ruled out.

13/2

2nd

2

(4)

10th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

14:18 Wolverhampton (AW)

Active Duty

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ben Pauling

Runner-up twice from six starts on turf in Ireland last year and has run some creditable races over hurdles for this yard, albeit beaten out of sight in the Triumph Hurdle last time; likely to find a few of these more progressive on AW debut.

8/1

13th

1

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Active Duty

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Ben Pauling

Fairly useful maiden on his day on Flat, best form 1m4f on soft; had gelding and wind operations afterwards; third at Ludlow on hurdles/stable debut and much better form when 12l fourth of seven in Grade 2 here (2m1f, soft) next time; however, lots to find on that form, whereas he was a flop when favourite at Market Rasen on latest outing.

100/1

10/1

Form: 65247- D

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Looked one to follow last May/June when winning his first two 3yo starts; didn't progress subsequently but he might now kick on having been gelded since his last run last December.

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16/1

Form: 0-2130

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fifth attempt in Southwell novice (1m3f, AW) in February; beaten in AW handicaps the next twice but remains lightly raced and the first-time cheekpieces are a possible positive; showed promise in 2021 on sole turf start (soft ground); not discounted.

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3rd

8

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

11:55 Newcastle

Muzaffar

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

held up in last

14/1

4th

2

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 4

16:05 Catterick

Muzaffar

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

ducked right start, raced in third, nudged along 6f out, lost third 4f out, dropped to last 3f out

11/4

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Exacta £1609.00
Straight Forecast £1307.80
Tricast £9839.60
Trifecta £13809.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Dark Mystery

SPOTLIGHT:

Knightswood

TOPSPEED:

Fairmac

Telegraph:

Notimeforanother

Daily Record:

Arrange

The Times:

A La Francaise

The Sun:

Angels Landing

Daily Mirror:

Heights Of Abraham

RP Ratings:

Knightswood

D Express:

Dark Mystery

The Star:

Dark Mystery

POSTDATA:

Fairmac