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13:35 Musselburgh

Good To Soft

BetVictor Betting After The Off Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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BetVictor Betting After The Off Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 124P-2 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner for Michael Scudamore who showed improved form when runner-up on her chase and stable debut in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago; could continue to progress over fences and she's a strong contender.

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

5th

9

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

I Am Gonna Be

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to last 6th

12/1

0

6

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:20 Musselburgh

I Am Gonna Be

10st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

She was perhaps fading when badly hampered by a faller three out at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; however, prior to that she was a promising second on her chase/stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) and is in calculations on that form; runner-up in a point on soft ground.

7/2

Form: 2UPP33

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Encouraging third at Kelso (2m5f, good) in September and could appreciate the step back up in trip following his soundly beaten third at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago; might not be far away but his form has been patchy this year and others are more compelling.

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

0

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Hermann Clermont

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost position 8th, slow jump and struggling in rear 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

8/1

3rd

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hermann Clermont

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent on outer, led narrowly 4 out

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 14-225 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten fifth of six on chase debut at Hexham three weeks ago and he needs to prove he can transfer his hurdle form to fences, but he could improve for that first outing since June and he's well treated on his hurdling exploits; possible contender.

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

2nd

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Less Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

midfield

12/1

8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

Form: /14P-7 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Hasn't kicked on since winning on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) last November; however, he didn't run badly at Ayr four weeks ago when back from some time off and he's well worth a second look given his record at Musselburgh (has also won twice over hurdles here).

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

1st

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Hold Onto The Line

11st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

led, set good pace, jumped slightly left 2nd

9/2

Abandoned

Form: 343431 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Staged a revival to win here (2m, good to soft) last time, coming clear with the runner-up; back up 4lb he remains 1lb lower than when winning at Perth (2m4f, good) in May and he's a strong candidate if backing up that latest performance.

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

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Friary Rock

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

All wins on good/good to soft; won at Musselburgh in November (2m, good to soft; 3lb lower) and softer conditions were against him last time; stays this far and hard to rule out.

4/1

Form: 2P2-P4 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Pulled up over hurdles in May and well beaten back over fences on his return three weeks ago; however, he ran without the declared tongue-tie last time (due to be worn today, along with first-time cheekpieces) and may have needed the run; of interest on last season's best form; not discounted.

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

3rd

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Warriors Story

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

prominent

10/1

6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

13/2

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Verdict

Last-time-out course winner FRIARY ROCK remains on a handy mark and is taken to get the better of I Am Gonna Be, who was a promising second on her chase debut at Ayr. Hold Onto The Line has a good record at Musselburgh and could also run well.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Friary Rock

The Times:

I Am Gonna Be

D Express:

I Am Gonna Be

The Sun:

I Am Gonna Be

The Star:

I Am Gonna Be

RP RATINGS:

Friary Rock

TOPSPEED:

Friary Rock

POSTDATA:

Friary Rock

The Guardian:

Friary Rock

Daily Mail:

Friary Rock

Daily Mirror:

Friary Rock

Daily Record:

Friary Rock