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Celebrating Musselburgh Festival 2023 Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Celebrating Musselburgh Festival 2023 Nursery Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 21 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Both starts over 5f on good ground; second at Hamilton before going one better over C&D, prevailing narrowly after travelling strongly; the third is now 0-9 but the second has run well since (again runner-up); solid chance.

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

7th

6

(2)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

15:45 Sandown

Indication Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Won at Musselburgh (5f, good) last month on second start and has won nurseries there (5f, good) and at Leicester (5f, soft) on her next two outings; goes up in grade here but she did it cosily under Brandon Wilkie last time and could have more left in the tank for her top northern trainer.

9/2

1st

3

(6)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:02 Leicester

Indication Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Justified support in a Musselburgh maiden (5f, good) on her second start and she made it 2-3 with her narrow win in a Musselburgh nursery last Tuesday; has a penalty but she looks a willing type and is open to more improvement; respected.

2/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 76131 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish filly recruited after winning a claimer; went close in a valuable seller at York before beating 13 rivals in a 5f nursery at Catterick (good); effectively 2lb higher with Harry Russell claiming 3lb.

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

1st

5

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Catterick

Travel Candy

9st 8lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders, switched to near side after 2f

10/1

7th

3

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Travel Candy

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Has proved consistent since winning a Beverley claimer (5f, good to firm) for another yard in May, including winning a Catterick nursery (5f, good) last month and running a subsequent winner close at Musselburgh (5f, good) 13 days later; up another 3lb, but still respected.

7/2

2nd

3

(1)

25th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

16:15 Musselburgh

Travel Candy

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

prominent

5/2

33/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 869

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Uncompetitive in 5f/6f maidens but nurseries were always going to be more like it and there could be some improvement lurking; check the market.

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

1st

2

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Progressed well as 2yo and has kept the momentum going since switched to Tapeta back from a break, scoring narrow 5f wins at Newcastle (led close home) and seeming to win with a bit in hand over C&D 18 days ago; unlikely that a further 3lb rise will prevent another bold show.

11/4

1st

1

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Several near misses as a 2yo and he overcame trouble in running to make a winning return at Newcastle 19 days ago (5f); that form has a solid look to it and although this track will present a slightly different test, he still looks feasibly weighted up 4lb.

9/4

1st

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

held up in rear, outpaced and pushed along 2f out, rallied and headway when not clear run 1f out, went third inside final 110yds, kept on well to lead final strides

11/2

12/1

Form: 4465

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Behind Travel Candy and Tees Douge on his handicap debut at Catterick when he settled better but ended up with too much to do; entitled to be more competitive.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(7)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

20:20 Doncaster

Lochaber

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Went close in soft-ground Ripon nursery when upped to 6f last summer; not in same form on either AW start in March, but arguably ran better than bare facts suggest when sixth at Chelmsford (6f) on latter occasion; has a fighting chance if aided by first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

10/1

Form: 836

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Travelled strongly when third of four at Ayr recently (5f, good) when the two principals were better positioned; fared less well at Hamilton but might be on a fair mark if bouncing back in a tongue-tie.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(2)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:17 Catterick

Moyola

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Both wins and best form have come on AW, registering a career-best effort when beating eight rivals at Newcastle ten weeks ago; found this C&D an inadequate test when fourth in a nursery last October; might need the pace to collapse to come out on top.

6/1

1st

5

(8)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Moyola

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Lucinda Russell

towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final 110yds, ran on

14/1

Form: 545

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ridden with more restraint in novice at Redcar (5f, good to firm) last time, always in touch and showing improved form in fifth of 14; that's something to build on now into nurseries.

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

3rd

3

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell (AW)

Torvar

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Can lead; won all three 5f starts on the AW between late November and February but he hasn't kept pace with the handicapper since and others are more appealing.

14/1

6th

3

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Torvar

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

Three 5f wins to his name this winter and he has also run well over C&D; never in the hunt here on Good Friday though and he looks too high in the weights now.

5/1

10th

3

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Torvar

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has won three of his last five starts but all of those wins were at 5f and he was a well-held third at Southwell last time; ran well when runner-up over C&D in December but he needs to kick on again on this step back up in trip; has raced prominently this year but he seems versatile regarding tactics.

7/1

Form: 02463 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

0-5 but was made favourite for Travel Candy's nursery at Catterick (5f, good) and wasn't helped by a sluggish start; some hanging didn't go unnoticed but he was keeping on; can go well.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tees Douge

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

Exposed maiden who's been beaten at 11-2 or shorter on seven occasions, mainly over 5f; can race keenly (including in the hood here last time) and has hung both ways, so wouldn't be one for maximum faith.

7/1

4th

5

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tees Douge

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Nicholls

led

11/2

6th

5

(8)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Tees Douge

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

took keen hold, towards rear

11/2

Form: 656

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Best effort to date was his fifth on the AW (5f) and only seven ran that day; nurseries should see him in a better light.

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

11th

8

(8)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

11:50 Southwell (AW)

Mehigburn

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Ten-race maiden; not disgraced in two C&D events since wearing cheekpieces, finishing midfield then about 6l third; however, needs some improvement to get off the mark.

10/1

3rd

11

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

15:17 Southwell (AW)

Mehigburn

8st 10lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Unplaced in his nine starts and when sixth over C&D two weeks ago, he finished behind four of today's rivals; was doing good late work there but not an obvious one to turn the tables.

16/1

6th

14

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

12:47 Southwell (AW)

Mehigburn

9st 3lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

From his eight starts he's yet to finish better than fifth and the first-time cheekpieces need to prompt some improvement.

25/1

50/1

Form: 270

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Hasn't progressed from a decent debut but that's not done her mark any harm; too much to prove nonetheless.

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12th

10

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Beverley

Riverview Law

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Second of five on debut at Hamilton (5f, good to firm) in June but form has gone the wrong way since and she was well beaten at Musselburgh (5f, good) last time on her first nursery outing.

25/1

9th

9

(7)

25th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

16:15 Musselburgh

Riverview Law

8st 11lb

J: William Pyle

T: Grant Tuer

awkward start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

50/1

0

12

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Catterick

Riverview Law

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

led narrowly, headed and pushed along over 2f out

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £99.00
Straight Forecast £99.70
Tricast £601.70
Trifecta £1065.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Indication Spirit

SPOTLIGHT:

Tees Douge

Daily Mail:

Travel Candy

The Sun:

Mehigburn

The Times:

Torvar

POSTDATA:

Indication Spirit

Telegraph:

Indication Spirit

The Guardian:

Indication Spirit

Daily Record:

Indication Spirit

The Star:

Travel Candy

D Express:

Tees Douge

Daily Mirror:

Tees Douge