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13:10 Musselburgh

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tote.co.uk Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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tote.co.uk Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

Form: 11P-44 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been at his best on either run this term but it wasn't a bad performance at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) last time and he impressed when easily making all in this 12 months ago (soft); major player if rediscovering that form.

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17th

15

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Benson

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Made all at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day 2023 and 2024; last season he then came from the rear to win the Morebattle at Kelso (2m, good to soft) but he pulled up in this race next time and never got out of the rear division in the Morebattle 11 days ago; has a fair bit to prove now, especially given need for a career best; tongue-tie (last worn in 2022) returns.

66/1

15th

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Benson

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Came from the rear of the field to win this last year (good to soft); made all in the Hogmaneigh Hurdle at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day for the second season running and creditable fourth there (1m7f, good to soft) last time when caught out for pace at that sharp track; on the shortlist.

10/1

Form: 222-38 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) 23 days ago but may have needed that first run since May; he was progressive prior to his break, including a win here (1m7f, soft) and an 11l second to Benson in this race last year (soft), and he could bounce back to form with a big performance.

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6

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

Holmes St Georges

10st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Just 1-9 over hurdles but bounced back quickly from a disappointing December run when close second in competitive handicap here (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day and will pose a threat if able to transfer that form to fences at the first attempt; first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

2nd

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

Holmes St Georges

11st 1lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders in centre of group

12/1

8th

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Holmes St Georges

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Won at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) last November when back from a break and has run well in defeat on his four starts since, most recently at Down Royal (3m, yielding) in May; can go well fresh and could be a player.

8/1

Form: 21-7P3 C BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won Listed 4yo hurdle here last February (1m7f, good; has also won on soft) and he returned to form with a fair third of six at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November; needs something extra today but he's only a 5yo and his top trainer has an excellent 34% strike-rate here; one to consider.

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3rd

6

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Afadil

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Had a good first season over hurdles but a better horse now and was again well suited by Musselburgh's easy 1m7f when winning there in February; had a very different test in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham (2m1f, heavy) last month wen having a more forceful ride but he still ran a cracker in fifth; left on the same mark and this sharp circuit should be ideal.

10/1

5th

21

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Afadil

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Won in decisive fashion at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month, having initially failed to progress this season; 5lb higher in a tougher race today at a very different track, but he kept on well for a fair eighth in last season's Fred Winter here (2m, soft) and this 5yo may have more to offer.

25/1

Form: /3P-65

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Long absence after impressive win on British debut in November 2021; it's taken him a few runs to get back on track but he stayed on strongly for a close fifth at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) last month and this step back up in trip could be just what he needs; lots to like.

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12th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

In This World

10st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd

6/1

4th

7

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

In This World

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

9/4

5th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

In This World

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Very lightly raced 5yo; won hurdles debut in November 2021 but nothing resembling that form in his three handicaps since; down the weights but still needs a revival.

20/1

Form: 319-14 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Ran twice over 2m at Doncaster last month, with the home-straight hurdles omitted each time; powered clear on first occasion and leaders didn't come back to him when well-beaten fourth latest; has won at up to 2m4f in the past (and on soft) and this step back up in trip could be ideal.

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1st

5

(1)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Clear White Light

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Lightly raced on the Flat (0-4) and was a close fourth on his handicap debut over C&D last April; he should be on a good mark given the level he's reached over hurdles, including a win in December; quite interesting with conditions suitable; now tongue tied.

9/2

5th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

Clear White Light

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders on inner

5/1

4th

8

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Clear White Light

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Made it 4-8 over hurdles when reappearing with a win over C&D a fortnight ago (good; Soaring Glory second); the four hurdles in the home straight were omitted which creates a doubt about the form but he was impressive nevertheless; now 2-2 here and may well take a 6lb rise in his stride.

6/1

Form: 13-212 C BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Won here (1m7f, good to soft) in November when back over hurdles from the Flat, and beaten just a nose at Doncaster (2m3f, good) last month; has won on soft and could have more to offer in this code; contender.

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4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 930-18

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won at Ballinrobe (2m6f, good) last May and respectable run on the Flat in the Irish November Handicap (2m, soft) in October on final outing for Noel Meade; however, he was well beaten on his stable debut at Haydock (2m3f, good to soft) in November and has to leave that run well behind.

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6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Lunar Power

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

towards rear, outpaced before 3 out, soon struggling

50/1

0

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Lunar Power

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Clear winner of 16-runner Ballinrobe handicap (2m6f, good) for Noel Meade last May but soundly beaten on first two starts for current stable (2m3f/2m4f) and needs to turn a corner; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces.

33/1

0

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

Lunar Power

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear on outer

16/1

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Afadil

TOPSPEED:

Holmes St Georges

Daily Mail:

Matchless

RP RATINGS:

Benson

The Star:

In This World

POSTDATA:

Afadil

Telegraph:

Afadil

The Guardian:

Afadil

D Express:

Afadil

Daily Record:

Afadil

The Times:

Holmes St Georges

Daily Mirror:

Matchless

The Sun:

Benson