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16:45 Musselburgh

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Sky Bet Match5 Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 2y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 68014-

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Absent since AW defeat in November; off the mark at Ayr (7f, heavy) on most recent turf attempt but has something to prove back up in trip; modest results at 1m+.

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1st

1

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 6

14:15 Musselburgh

Kelpie Grey

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, took keen hold, led soon after start, clear with one other after 2f, pushed along 2f out, ridden and clear 1f out, comfortably

5/4

6/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 111421 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Very productive in Class 6 races at Newcastle (7f/1m, AW) this year, producing form figures of 212111421; perhaps out of his comfort zone off new mark in this higher grade back on turf.

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2nd

11

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Pallas Lord

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

Very productive in Class 6 races at Newcastle (7f/1m, AW) this year, producing form figures of 212111421; perhaps out of his comfort zone off new mark in this higher grade back on turf.

6/1

1st

4

(10)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, sustained duel with runner-up final 110yds, just did enough

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8-3412

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly at shorter; respectable form (won then second) in 7f AW contests for new stable and remains well treated on historical data; return to 1m is the question mark.

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7th

6

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Leicester

Bell Shot

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Back to form for Mick Appleby, winning at Lingfield (7f) in March and placed at Wolverhampton (7f) and Musselburgh (1m) since; another big run on the cards.

5/1

3rd

5

(10)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Bell Shot

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Raced mainly at shorter; respectable form (won then second) in 7f AW contests for new stable and remains well treated on historical data; return to 1m is the question mark.

9/2

2nd

8

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bell Shot

8st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Looked to have more in hand than the 1l winning margin suggests when making a successful start for the Mick Appleby yard over 7f at Lingfield 13 days ago, shooting clear at the top of the straight before his lead was reduced late on; a 4lb rise doesn't look enough to stop one who scored off much higher marks earlier in his career.

7/4

Form: 31536- C

Last run: 201 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

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3rd

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Hold-up performer who hails from an in-form stable; these conditions suit and was a creditable fourth at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft, lost a hind shoe); a possible but has never run to his best here.

13/2

4th

7

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Black Friday

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

12/1

6th

6

(6)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:07 Ayr

Black Friday

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Ran well over 1m last time but better known for his form over shorter, from 5f to 7f (including on soft); running well and on a competitive mark.

7/1

Form: 72-069 CD

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won well off a similar mark over C&D (good to soft) last April; inconsistent since but the return to this scenario and drop back to 0-70 level may have positive effect; respected.

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1

(9)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Flylikeaneagle

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Won well off a similar mark over C&D (good to soft) last April; inconsistent since but the return to this scenario and drop back to 0-70 level may have positive effect; respected.

16/1

9th

5

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Lucinda Russell

Near miss over C&D in December off 1lb higher; well beaten twice since, although he had an excuse last time having gone off too fast in a 1m2f amateur event here 11 days ago; can do better today.

25/1

6th

2

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

11st 2lb

J: Miss Margot Scudamore

T: Lucinda Russell

None too consistent and followed close second over 7f here in December with a disappointing effort (pulled hard) over 1m; others appeal more.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1703-1 C

Last run: 93 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has done all his winning over 7f, most recently at Newcastle (AW) on last appearance three months ago; both turf wins on good to firm; bit to prove off career-high mark back at 1m.

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2

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Ahamoment

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has done all his winning over 7f, most recently at Newcastle (AW) on last appearance three months ago; both turf wins on good to firm; bit to prove off career-high mark back at 1m.

6/1

1st

7

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ahamoment

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

took keen hold, held up in rear

12/1

Form: 665-99 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Multiple scorer down the years and is 12lb below last winning mark; never figured on return from break last time, minus usual visor, but may rebound with the headgear reapplied.

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4th

8

(13)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Young Fire

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

midfield

12/1

3

(6)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Young Fire

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Multiple scorer down the years and is 12lb below last winning mark; never figured on return from break last time, minus usual visor, but may rebound with the headgear reapplied.

14/1

Form: 53510- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Absent since AW defeat in October; successful at Ayr, albeit in Class 6, on most recent turf attempt (7f, soft) and on reappearance last term (1m, good to firm); not dismissed.

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4

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Alpine Sierra

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Absent since AW defeat in October; successful at Ayr, albeit in Class 6, on most recent turf attempt (7f, soft) and on reappearance last term (1m, good to firm); not dismissed.

11/1

10th

7

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Alpine Sierra

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has done his winning in Scottish turf events, most recently at Ayr (7f) on latest outing; in good form but his mixed AW record leaves an air of uncertainty about this assignment.

9/1

Form: 13867- C

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Had a fruitful campaign in 2023, winning five times over 6f/7f (on good/firmer); last couple of efforts suggest this return to 1m is worth exploring; not ruled out.

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5th

6

(1)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

B Associates

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Five wins over 6f/7f on good/good to firm for Jim Goldie last season; well beaten at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft) but likely to come on for the run; has run well on good to soft, but this trip a concern; first run for new yard.

10/1

6

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

B Associates

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Had a fruitful campaign in 2023, winning five times over 6f/7f (on good/firmer); last couple of efforts suggest this return to 1m is worth exploring; not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 3003-8 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has a respectable strike-rate (7-36) on turf and acts on any ground; dual course scorer; remains on last winning mark and has possibilities with AW reappearance under his belt.

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6th

7

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Shine On Brendan

9st 1lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

Dual winner over 1m/1m1f on good/heavy last season, including here (has four course wins to his credit); yet to hit top form this term, but conditions suit and one to consider.

7/1

8

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Shine On Brendan

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jim Goldie

Has a respectable strike-rate (7-36) on turf and acts on any ground; dual course scorer; remains on last winning mark and has possibilities with AW reappearance under his belt.

16/1

Form: 23747-

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/firmer; largely consistent 2023 campaign for Ivan Furtado included a win off 2lb higher at Haydock in May; sold for 5,000gns since last run; attractively treated.

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10

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Bird Of Play

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

Raced mainly on good/firmer; largely consistent 2023 campaign for Ivan Furtado included a win off 2lb higher at Haydock in May; sold for 5,000gns since last run; attractively treated.

12/1

7th

5

(3)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Leicester

Bird Of Play

9st 10lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

held up in last

5/1

Form: 8P-35

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

0-4, best effort when third at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW) on penultimate start; that form was boosted when the winner dotted up at Newmarket on Wednesday; open to improvement now handicapping; interesting contender, assuming the widest draw proves no hindrance.

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3rd

9

(3)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Bloodhound

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

Prominent in the market for his handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago, despite a wide stall down in trip again, and that wasn't a bad effort; lightly raced and one to consider back up from 1m.

5/1

12

(14)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Bloodhound

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Charles Hills

0-4, best effort when third at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW) on penultimate start; that form was boosted when the winner dotted up at Newmarket on Wednesday; open to improvement now handicapping; interesting contender, assuming the widest draw proves no hindrance.

15/2

5th

3

(2)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

15:32 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bloodhound

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

Didn't show much in his first two runs last summer and he was beaten 7l when third of seven over C&D (first run since gelded) on his return last month; shaped with some promise in that race but he needs another major step forward.

11/1

Form: 563-0

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Always behind at Southwell (7f, AW) on handicap/seasonal debut, taking record to 0-4, but may do better in this lower grade with the outing under his belt; check the market signals.

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13

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Night Breeze

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Always behind at Southwell (7f, AW) on handicap/seasonal debut, taking record to 0-4, but may do better in this lower grade with the outing under his belt; check the market signals.

25/1

11th

12

(10)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Night Breeze

8st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

Well held in three starts over 7.7f-1m2f on turf/Polytrack last year; off 194 days and is bred to be better than he has shown thus far, but this looks a competitive race in which to make his handicap debut; watch market.

16/1

Form: 900-53

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

0-8 in handicaps but has come down the weights and ran promisingly at Chelmsford (7f, AW) most recently, while shaping as if he's ready for a crack at this new trip; one to consider.

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14

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Hougoumont

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

0-8 in handicaps but has come down the weights and ran promisingly at Chelmsford (7f, AW) most recently, while shaping as if he's ready for a crack at this new trip; one to consider.

15/2

3rd

1

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Hougoumont

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Julie Camacho

Two wins as a 2yo including at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta), but unplaced in his last eight starts; returns from ten weeks off after a second wind operation and hard to warm to despite the drop in grade; hood removed.

14/1

5th

6

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Hougoumont

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent, lost position over 2f out, hung left and no impression from over 1f out

16/1

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Straight Forecast £1718.40
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Bird Of Play

D Express:

Bell Shot

POSTDATA:

Pallas Lord

The Star:

Hougoumont

The Sun:

Alpine Sierra

SPOTLIGHT:

Flylikeaneagle

RP RATINGS:

Young Fire

The Times:

Bird Of Play

Daily Mirror:

Bird Of Play

Daily Record:

Bell Shot

Telegraph:

Pallas Lord