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  • 2m 7f 180y
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -22223

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Returned in the autumn from a long absence; runner-up on first four runs back and a respectable third on latest outing; last four starts were 3m in the mud; has travelled a long way for this and trainer has a 4-8 strike-rate at Musselburgh but hasn't sent one here for a long time; shortlisted.

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

9th

11

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Balkardy

10st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Second hurdle success when showing a good attitude and making virtually all over 3m (soft) at Musselburgh last month but he ran poorly behind a few of these at Warwick since; bounce-back called for.

22/1

5th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Balkardy

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

led, good jump 7th, headed 3 out

10/1

1st

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Balkardy

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

made virtually all, pecked on landing 4th, briefly headed after 10th, led again after 11th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden before last, sustained duel with runner-up run-in, kept on towards finish, gamely

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6-3144

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Two visits here last term did not work out; won at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in October on his second handicap start and ran in snatches when respectable fourth on both starts since, with cheekpieces enlisted for latest; now it's blinkers; each-way chance.

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

4th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Jem In Em

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Back from a break and with new blinkers he went down narrowly over C&D last time out, finishing 12l clear of Cardamon Hill in third; obvious claims off just 2lb higher should he back that up.

6/1

2nd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Jem In Em

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 6355P0

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ex-Gordon Elliott; first two runs for new yard were his best form but he's not been near that level in his three starts since, back hurdling (first time since last March) here on latest; seen mostly over shorter.

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

7th

6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

10st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

Has become disappointing since winning a maiden in Ireland and when third here last time he was some 12l behind runner-up Jem In Em; just 1lb lower and perhaps placed at best.

16/1

3rd

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

11st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

held up in rear, dropped to last before 10th

25/1

10th

4

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Cardamon Hill

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Ex-Gordon Elliott; first two runs for new yard were his best form but he's made two major backward steps since; back hurdling today, for the first time since last March.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4421U2 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Jinked and unseated rider two out at Aintree (3m, heavy) on penultimate outing; he was bang there at the time, though, and was first and second over this C&D on starts either side (on soft last time); up 3lb but a major player if keeping on the straight and narrow.

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

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Call Me Harry

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

16/1

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Call Me Harry

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Runs this track well and when behind a couple of these here last time he was let down by his jumping; respected.

7/1

4th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Call Me Harry

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, awkward jump 4th, some headway before 10th

5/2

Form: 32

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Second in an Irish point last spring and placed on both hurdling starts, more recently when second in Musselburgh maiden (2m4f, good to soft) in December; handles soft ground (unraced on heavy); upped in trip but should be capable of improvement in handicaps.

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

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Valleyview Tommy

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

disputed lead

7/1

5th

7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Valleyview Tommy

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

9/2

Form: 4UP-P3

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Hasn't taken to chasing but his third of four at Catterick when back over hurdles on latest outing was something of a revival; 12lb below his opening handicap mark (five starts back) and it's possible to argue that this first run beyond 2m4f under rules will help him.

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

7th

2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Masked Crusader

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Form figures of 212 here, latterly only narrowly failing to make all over C&D (soft); 3lb higher and without the claim of Charlie Maggs, but still a strong contender.

5/1

2nd

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Masked Crusader

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

led narrowly

8/1

6th

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Masked Crusader

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, not fluent 6th, pressed leader after 7th, briefly led after 10th, headed after 11th

9/1

Form: 1F-645 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) last January on handicap debut and creditable fourth of ten when favourite at Newcastle (soft) in November suggested he stays this trip; favourite but raced freely when heavily beaten latest; each-way option if bouncing back from that and he has tongue tied first time.

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

7th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

So Many Roads

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

7/1

5th

8

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:45 Kelso

So Many Roads

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald Whillans

Lacks a change of gear and conditions were heavy for sole success, over 2m4f at Ayr last winter; found wanting when tried over nearly 3m last time; others appeal more.

6/1

4th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

So Many Roads

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Scored on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and ran well for a long way when sixth of 19 at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) on recent seasonal reappearance; could easily have untapped potential over today's longer trip; high on the list.

3/1

Form: 092525

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

0-13, ten of those runs for Margaret Mullins in Ireland; back to his best on last two outings (on good at 2m5f/2m4f) for new yard but, as latest shows, he does not look on a great mark; tailed off on sole attempt over this sort of trip and plenty to prove on soft or heavy.

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

4th

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Sean Og

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

0-14, though only four of those defeats have been for this yard; doesn't look on a great mark and probably wants drier ground.

33/1

8th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Sean Og

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

towards rear

12/1

5th

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Sean Og

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

midfield, headway after 3 out

13/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Call Me Harry

D Express:

Valleyview Tommy

The Star:

Jem In Em

TOPSPEED:

So Many Roads

RP RATINGS:

Balkardy

POSTDATA:

Headscarf Lil

The Sun:

Valleyview Tommy

Daily Record:

Valleyview Tommy

The Times:

Call Me Harry

Telegraph:

Call Me Harry

Daily Mirror:

Call Me Harry