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Listen To Heart Scotland Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 121314

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Bagged his third 1m3f Hamilton success of 2023 in August and posted another solid effort off a 4lb higher mark when fourth of 11 at Carlisle (1m3f) 16 days ago; he can go well again.

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

4th

4

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Spanish Hustle

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, led, increased tempo 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/2

4th

2

(7)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Spanish Hustle

9st 12lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Goldie

Did well on turf last summer, winning four Class 6 handicaps (1m3f-1m4f); well beaten over 1m2f here on his return to action in January and dropped right away over hurdles last time; probably needs some help from the handicapper.

14/1

7th

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

16:50 Musselburgh

Spanish Hustle

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jim Goldie

Has never shone over hurdles (seven attempts) but he's on a basement mark for his first run in this code since last January, and he won four times on the Flat last year; he may have needed last month's return to action on AW and he's not ruled out.

11/2

13/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 225132 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Opened his account in great style at Ripon (1m4f) in August and he has continued in excellent form, runner-up there off a 7lb higher mark 12 days ago; he's firmly in the picture despite another 2lb rise in the weights.

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

4th

4

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hamilton

Blue Antares

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Has largely consistent form, including Ripon success (1m4f, good to soft), since wearing a visor; placed in his last three races and holds solid claims in the retained headgear; should go well again.

7/2

2nd

4

(5)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Blue Antares

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent on outer, led under 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened gradually final 110yds

13/8

2nd

4

(4)

5th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 6

19:00 Ripon

Blue Antares

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Visor has helped, bar one blip at Yarrmouth, and won a weak handicap easily off 7lb lower over C&D 17 days ago; backed that up off his revised mark last Tuesday, despite pulling hard, but could maybe have done without the recent dry spell.

5/2

Form: 254646 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer who saw her run of good form come to a halt when only sixth of eight over C&D 19 days ago; she's the sort to bounce back so needs considering.

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

6th

8

(6)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Graces Quest

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

17

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graces Quest

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

5th

5

(12)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Graces Quest

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear, outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, too much to do

100/30

Form: 254244

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Temperamental type but he arrives in decent nick, fourth of eight over C&D 19 days ago; it's now 29 runs without a victory, however.

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

10th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Golden Valour

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced wide, in touch with leaders

50/1

10th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Golden Valour

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Modest on the Flat nowadays and pulled up at 125-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Musselburgh; hard to fancy, even with visor back on.

100/1

Form: 436646 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Winless this season but this four-time C&D scorer got back on track when fourth here in August; did too much up front when beating only one at Ayr (1m5f) last time and now figures on a 9lb lower mark than for her last success so merits serious consideration.

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

1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has won here five times on the Flat (1m4f/1m5f) and once over hurdles (1m7f); patchy form of late and below par here most recently, while she needs to prove her stamina, but she can't be ruled out given her record here.

7/1

5th

5

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, soon recovered to lead

9/2

6th

5

(7)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Smart Lass

9st 13lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led at fast pace, reduced lead 6f out, headed under 3f out

3/1

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Selections

The Times:

Blue Antares

Telegraph:

Spanish Hustle

SPOTLIGHT:

Smart Lass

POSTDATA:

Graces Quest

D Express:

Blue Antares

The Star:

Blue Antares

Daily Record:

Blue Antares

Daily Mirror:

Spanish Hustle

The Sun:

Spanish Hustle

RP RATINGS:

Smart Lass