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15:40 Musselburgh

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Edinburgh Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 1m 0f 208y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Edinburgh Cup Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 553-34

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Highly tried after winning his first two starts last summer and has performed with credit since switching to handicaps, albeit he didn't appear to handle the undulations of Newmarket (1m2f, soft) last month; return to better ground may help and not dismissed; stable three-handed.

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2nd

15

(17)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 2

17:35 Ascot

Lion Of War

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Won last summer on first two starts; six races since and he did not make much progress until latest but made quite an impression that day, coming from out the back to deny Coco Jack in 11-runner handicap at Musselburgh (1m1f, good to firm) after being bumped and stumbling soon after the start; back up 4lb but has to be worth this second attempt at 1m2f; player.

6/1

1st

2

(8)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 3

15:40 Musselburgh

Lion Of War

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Charlie Johnston

awkward start, in rear, pushed along and headway on outer over 2f out, challenging when ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out towards finish, did well in the circumstances

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -35647

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Back off the same mark as for the last of four wins last year and has run some good races since returning, including when fourth of nine at Haydock (1m, good) on his penultimate outing (form worked out well), but yet to truly convince he wants this far.

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5th

4

(6)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chepstow

Coco Jack

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

All four wins were last summer, beaten nine times this season but there has been the occasional good run and he's becoming well handicapped; goes on good to soft but anything softer would be a worry; gets new blinkers.

10/1

9th

5

(6)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Newmarket (July)

Coco Jack

9st 8lb

J: Levi Bedford

T: George Scott

Four-time winner but now exposed and had no excuses from a good position when fifth here last week (1m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces); best form is at shorter.

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 1351-9 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two wins last season, a Hamilton maiden (1m, soft) and a Wolverhampton nursery (8.6f, AW), but having been gelded he finished tailed off on his reappearance here (1m, good to soft) in April; needs to leave that effort well behind.

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No Results Found

Form: 651254

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Did well after returning to turf in April, winning at Redcar (1m2f, soft) and finishing miles clear of the rest when second of 12 here (1m, good to soft); hasn't matched that level in his last two starts, albeit he ran with some credit when fourth of eight back at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) on Tuesday; vulnerable to less-exposed rivals.

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1st

4

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

20:25 Musselburgh

Iatos Angel

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly into stride, held up in last

5/1

4th

8

(11)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 3

15:40 Musselburgh

Iatos Angel

8st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra final furlong

10/1

Form: 40-512

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in his qualifying runs but made an immediate impact in handicaps when winning narrowly at Haydock (1m, good) in April; probably put up an even better performance when a close second of 14 at Sandown (1m, good) nine days ago having started from the outside stall; extra furlong should suit and a major player.

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No Results Found
OUR TIP

9/2

Form: 32216

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Only made his debut in February and made it fourth-time lucky when narrowly beating a subsequent winner in a Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April; only beaten around 2l when sixth of 14 in a traditionally warm contest on handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) a fortnight ago and remains open to further improvement.

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9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

11/1

Form: 341424

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who doubled his winning tally at Newcastle (7f, AW) in February and has run well in both starts returned to turf, including when fourth of eight at Chester (1m2f, good) seven days ago; relatively exposed after 14 starts, though, and surprising if there isn't something more progressive to beat him.

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2nd

11

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Look Back Smiling

8st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Gemma Tutty

Best form on soft/heavy, notably a success in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (Thunder Roar second) on reappearance; only midfield in the Spring Cup at Newbury next time but better when fourth at Leicester (1m, soft) last weekend, with old rival Thunder Roar a place ahead of him on that occasion.

12/1

25/1

Form: 42-827

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

0-7; second of six at Ayr (7f, good) in May is easily the best of his four runs in handicaps this season; raced too freely in front from the inside stall when he tried 1m at Carlisle on Friday; now steps up in trip again.

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No Results Found

Form: 7520-3

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Progressive in his first three starts last year prior to a modest effort on nursery debut at York (7f, good); gelded in the autumn and was beaten a fair way by the first two when third of six on his Beverley return (7f, good to soft) in April, but shaped as though he needed further.

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5th

4

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:12 Southwell

Common Acclaim

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Tim Easterby

Seemed best at 7f on the Flat but never won a race; beaten a long way on all four starts over hurdles and the ground wasn't too soft for any of them; handicap debut.

10/1

10th
6 (1)
Milteye

11/2

Form: 2-231

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Placed in his first three starts and had little trouble in justifying favouritism in a five-runner Redcar maiden (1m, good; first-time cheekpieces) 12 days ago; this a warm race in which to make his handicap debut but he remains unexposed.

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6/1

Form: 343-14

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Made a successful handicap debut after six months off at Southwell (1m, AW) in April, but probably put up a better effort when fourth of seven at Newmarket (1m, soft) last month; both the dam's side of her pedigree and the way she performed there suggest the extra furlong should suit.

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6th

7

(1)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:56 Ripon

Gareeb

9st 5lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

pushed along briefly soon after start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

6/1

3rd

3

(1)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

18:35 Ripon

Gareeb

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Ran on well to make a winning reappearance in a 1m handicap at Southwell in April; fair fourth at Newmarket next time but she flopped at Musselburgh 18 days ago; quick turnaround suggests nothing sinister came to light and she still has potential; down in grade and up in trip.

11/2

11th

7

(7)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 3

15:40 Musselburgh

Gareeb

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a successful handicap debut after six months off at Southwell (1m, AW) in April, but probably put up a better effort when fourth of seven at Newmarket (1m, soft) last month; both the dam's side of her pedigree and the way she performed there suggest the extra furlong should suit.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £515.00
Straight Forecast £487.20
Tricast £11315.70
Trifecta £10193.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dancing In Paris

Daily Mirror:

Milteye

The Times:

Old Smoke

The Guardian:

Venetian

NEWMARKET:

Coco Jack

The Sun:

Common Acclaim

THE NORTH:

Gareeb

Daily Record:

Milteye

RP RATINGS:

Dancing In Paris

Telegraph:

Dancing In Paris

D Express:

Dancing In Paris

The Star:

Dancing In Paris