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14:50 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

Start Your Racing TV Free Trial Now Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Start Your Racing TV Free Trial Now Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.40
  • Place: £4.80

Form: 6-37F1 D

Last run: 136 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 27th attempt under rules when scoring at Hexham (2m4f, good) in June; ran well over this C&D in February (good to soft) but, given his profile, he's not an obvious one to follow up his Hexham win.

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1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6241

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

2m4f point runner-up who narrowly won a four-runner race at Hereford (2m2f, good) last month when wearing a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on her handicap and chase debut; more needed up 4lb in this better race but she's unexposed and in good hands to continue to progress.

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2nd

1

25th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

13:03 Huntingdon

Impression Chic

11st 8lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Richard Hobson

led, bad mistake 3rd, overjumped 4th, went clear with winner from 3 out, not fluent last, headed and weakened gradually run-in

3/1

2nd

6

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:10 Leicester

Impression Chic

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Richard Hobson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/4

2nd

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Impression Chic

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Richard Hobson

2m4f point runner-up who narrowly won a four-runner race at Hereford (2m2f, good) last month when wearing a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on her handicap and chase debut; more needed up 4lb in this better race but she's unexposed and in good hands to continue to progress.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 2F6-14

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ran well over 2m here (soft) in January and off the mark at the fifth attempt over fences at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in June; soundly beaten at Sedgefield last month but may have needed the run and it's possible this trip will be within range (won a 3m point); not discounted.

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9th

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Moore Clouds

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Dual chase winner last season, latterly off today's mark here (2m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; not in same form when well-held third at Market Rasen last month, though, and this switch back to hurdling is not ideal.

16/1

3rd

3

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Moore Clouds

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

disputed lead, led 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon lost ground, weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: 465-P0 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row over hurdles early this year (2m4f, soft/good; including here) but he lost his form in April and there's been no revival this autumn; major turnaround required on this chase debut.

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2nd

12

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Euchan Falls

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

prominent

11/1

Form: 5324-2

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Promising second on his chase and handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in March and he filled the same spot on last month's reappearance at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft); this very lightly raced 5yo could have more to offer and he's one to consider.

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5th

2

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-7 over fences but ran quite well when third at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) last month and is now 6lb lower than when second over C&D (good to soft) in October; must be considered.

11/2

3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

Form: -P5P44

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner who won a point-to-point in April and ran better than could be expected when fourth of five from miles out of the handicap at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last month; able to race off her proper mark here but there's a suspicion she's flattered by that latest form.

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4th

11

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

West Lawn

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: James Walton

held up in rear

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 126-P6 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Makes her chase debut after a break; this lightly raced 6yo showed promise over hurdles and drops back in trip having faded over 3m at Aintree last time; her dam improved for the switch to fences; not ruled out.

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2

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Martalindy

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

Makes her chase debut after a break; this lightly raced 6yo showed promise over hurdles and drops back in trip having faded over 3m at Aintree last time; her dam improved for the switch to fences; not ruled out.

20/1

6th

5

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

20:45 Aintree

Martalindy

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

disputed lead, led 2nd, headed 2 out, weakening when jockey dropped whip approaching last

14/1

4

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:20 Southwell

Martalindy

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Form: -512U1 D

Last run: 113 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on reduced mark at Market Rasen (2m3f, good) in June and won again at Southwell (2m4f, good) in July on final run for the Pogsons; sold for £8,000 in August; his chasing experience is an asset in this line-up and he's respected on stable debut; good ground seems to suit best nowadays.

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0

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

11st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, mistake and lost position 8th, not fluent and dropped to rear 9th, struggling from 10th

20/1

7th

6

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Two chase wins for previous yard in 2023 (about 2m4f, good; has won on heavy) but right out of luck for new yard in November; best watched for now.

25/1

13th

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Marajman

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won twice over fences this year for a different yard; suffered early interference before later pulled up on his debut for this one; could put a line through that but good ground would be preferred.

25/1

Form: 15-51P CD BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good to soft) in March and back on the scoresheet when doing it easily at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September; made two bad mistakes and was pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) only on Saturday but remains of interest in view of that penultimate performance.

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4

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Thunder In Milan

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Won over C&D (good to soft) in March and back on the scoresheet when doing it easily at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September; made two bad mistakes and was pulled up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) only on Saturday but remains of interest in view of that penultimate performance.

6/1

0

8

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:07 Ayr

Thunder In Milan

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, bad mistake 3rd, soon detached, recovered towards rear when bad mistake and dropped to last 10th, pulled up before 11th

3/1

1st

5

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Thunder In Milan

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Just held on to open account off 2lb lower at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) in March and also ran well on his next two outings (2m5f/3m); has fitness to prove after 133-day break but still enters calculations.

5/1

Form: 1F77-3

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, good) in March and signed off with close third at Newcastle (2m1f, good) in May; has had wind op since; tackles a new trip on this chase debut but it's well worth noting that his trainer has won two of the last four runnings of this race.

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5th

4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Artic Row

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Hasn't always been foot perfect over fences but he's won all three completed starts and was nicely on top in the latest at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); progressive, and breeding offers plenty of optimism for him staying this longer trip.

9/2

1st

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Has suffered a couple of mishaps since switched to chasing in the autumn but won over C&D (soft) both times he completed; raised another 7lb since digging deep to repel Monochromix here last month but he travelled well for a long way and the front pair drew a long way clear of the others; likely contender.

11/4

1st

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Won quite stylishly over C&D (soft) on what was effectively his seasonal/chase debut in December and was in contention for a place at least before penultimate-fence fall at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month; remains very much of interest.

11/4

Form: /P09-4

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Following wind surgery he was a fair fourth over hurdles on his reappearance at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September; however, he has a patchy profile nowadays and this ex-Flat performer was an early faller on his sole chase start back in April 2022.

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9

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Green Planet

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Following wind surgery he was a fair fourth over hurdles on his reappearance at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September; however, he has a patchy profile nowadays and this ex-Flat performer was an early faller on his sole chase start back in April 2022.

25/1

4th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:05 Market Rasen

Green Planet

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent, kept on until no extra from last

33/1

Form: 02-244

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Runner-up a couple of times over hurdles but 0-15 in that sphere and didn't show enough on last month's chase debut at Hexham to suggest he's the one to be on this afternoon.

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8th

13

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Coeur Aimant

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Good run after a break when second at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in July last year; mainly below-par since, last four over fences; others preferred.

10/1

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Coeur Aimant

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Soundly beaten in similar event over C&D five weeks ago, taking overall record to 0-19; hard to support with confidence but has become well handicapped on best hurdles efforts.

10/1

Form: 966

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at big odds over hurdles this summer on first three starts and he's 13lb wrong for this chase and handicap debut; however, his trainer has an excellent 33% strike-rate here, including wins with well-backed chasing newcomers such as Champ Is Real and Clear The Runway, and he could play a leading role in first-time cheekpieces if attracting market support.

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0

13

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Moo Moos Milan

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

Tailed off at big odds over hurdles this summer on first three starts and he's 13lb wrong for this chase and handicap debut; however, his trainer has an excellent 33% strike-rate here, including wins with well-backed chasing newcomers such as Champ Is Real and Clear The Runway, and he could play a leading role in first-time cheekpieces if attracting market support.

7/1

6th

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Moo Moos Milan

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Showed no significant promise on his first two starts (both 2m), and was a long way behind Book Of Secrets on latter occasion.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £933.00
Straight Forecast £1006.30
Tricast £16362.40
Trifecta £22242.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Impression Chic

Telegraph:

Marajman

RP RATINGS:

Thunder In Milan

The Star:

Kap Chidley

The Times:

West Lawn

Daily Mail:

Impression Chic

D Express:

Impression Chic

Daily Record:

Impression Chic

The Guardian:

Marajman

Daily Mirror:

Marajman

POSTDATA:

Thunder In Milan

The Sun:

Thunder In Milan