Home / May 15 / 15:30 Musselburgh

15:30 Musselburgh

Good

100% Racing TV Profits Back To Racing Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 7f 33y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
RTV
View Course
100% Racing TV Profits Back To Racing Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
5 (8)
Bicep

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 37114- CD

Last run: 250 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 114 since upped to 7f, winning twice over C&D (good/good to soft) last August then fourth at Carlisle in September; still unexposed at this trip and may well improve further back at Musselburgh (2-2 here); commands respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bicep

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

C&D winner last October and ran his best race since when beaten half a length on his Southwell return (6f, Tapeta) last month (sixth horse has won since); return to this trip should suit and high on the list.

6/1

2nd

4

(3)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Bicep

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Grant Tuer

in rear

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 56-005 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won here in 2020 but all three subsequent wins came at Ayr; yet to hit top form this season and, while he's 4lb below last winning mark, percentage call is to oppose him.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Merricourt

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has drawn a blank since winning in small field over C&D in April 2022; hasn't shaped too badly in some of his recent starts but he was down the field at Carlisle last time.

11/1

9th

3

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Merricourt

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

No win since April 2022 (7f, Ayr) but has slipped to a workable mark, running consistently at Musselburgh; didn't enjoy a great deal of luck when a closing fourth over 7f there last week; returns to a trip which probably suits best; stablemate of Loom Large.

7/1

4th

8

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Merricourt

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Beaten 16 times since last win last April but he's run three good races over C&D this season and is edging down the weights; each-way possible.

9/1

8/1

Form: 2762-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over 6f in 2021 and runner-up four times, mostly over 7f, in 2022 for Charles Hills; may bounce back to form with Ripon reappearance (better than bare result) under his belt.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(13)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Touchwood

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Any number of short-priced defeats to go with his three wins; goes well here and made a fair comeback on Tapeta four weeks ago, but he's gone well fresh more than once, is 6lb above his last successful mark and drawn wide.

12/1

Form: 3482-8 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Seemed to need her reappearance here (1m) two weeks ago and may be back on song today; five-time course winner who is currently on a handy mark; not dismissed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

11

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Gometra Ginty

9st 5lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield

40/1

9th

12

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:10 Punchestown

Gometra Ginty

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Prolific flat winner in Britain at 7f/1m on decent ground (rated 56); bought for 7,000gns at Newmarket Summer Sale and hurdling debut here on ground likely on the soft side so best watched.

33/1

Form: 373-76

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who has some encouraging form, most recently sixth of 14 under 7lb apprentice at Wetherby (1m, good to soft); possibilities off a reduced mark with Ben Curtis taking over.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

Form: 981273 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Belated regained the winning thread at Newcastle (7f, AW) in March; placed in two of his three subsequent runs, latest here (1m, good to soft); in-form contender who should be thereabouts again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

2

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:55 Ayr

St Andrews Castle

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Successful over 7f on AW and 1m2f here this term; form has dipped since the latter win, however.

12/1

5th

3

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

20:30 Hamilton

St Andrews Castle

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jim Goldie

Resumed winning ways at Ayr (1m2f) in May but he's been well below par since, only tenth at Musselburgh (9f) ten days ago; he needs to get back on track.

10/1

10th

7

(2)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:05 Musselburgh

St Andrews Castle

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Won for the second time on turf at Ayr (1m2f, good) in May but despite that form looking solid enough, he's been some way below that in two subsequent starts; bit to prove dropping slightly in trip.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 453076 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Placed twice on AW this year; only midfield (well below best) in C&D contest returned to turf two weeks ago; on a two-year losing spell but this drop in class may do the trick; current mark is very handy.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 6

14:15 Musselburgh

Gobi Sunset

9st 10lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, pushed along and disputed lead soon after start, raced in second and clear with one other after 2f

5/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Yaaser

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £283.00
Straight Forecast £265.10
Tricast £2575.80
Trifecta £2012.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bicep

The Times:

Gobi Sunset

RP RATINGS:

Merricourt

TOPSPEED:

Gometra Ginty

Telegraph:

Bicep

Daily Mail:

Bicep

Daily Mirror:

Bicep

D Express:

Gobi Sunset

The Sun:

Merricourt

THE NORTH:

Gometra Ginty