15:45 Musselburgh Sat 9 June 2018

  • Edinburgh Gin's Cannonball Handicap (Class 5)
  • 1m 208y, Good to Firm
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£4,399.002nd£1,309.003rd£654.004th£327.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 52.41sOff time:15:46:01
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1
(2)
410-0OR: 69BF
11/4

Started 7/4f and well beaten in a Ripon seller on his penultimate start (1m2f good), so that's rather off-putting; furthermore, the vast majority of his career wins have come over a longer trip (1m2f).

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2
(1)
Kirbecp213
39-4OR: 71
7/1

Still a maiden after eight starts and hasn't seen any racecourse action for seven months. Consistent in the main as a juvenile, regularly placed over 6f to 7f, but more to prove over this trip; trainer also saddles Rita's Man.

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3
(4)
39-0OR: 67
3/1

His sole career success came over Newcastle's demanding 7f trip (Tapeta) in March, so there's every likelihood he'll stay 1m here; runner up on his sole visit to this track as a juvenile in August 2017 (7f).

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4
(5)
38-12OR: 65
13/2

Down the field in all three starts so far (7f-1m3.5f), but whilst this is a more suitable option (handicap debut) he needs to show much more in order to strike.

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5
(3)
38-10OR: 63
2/1

Tackled a variety of trips without success (0 from 6), so it's back to the drawing board in first time blinkers over a reduced trip (1m). Keen, prominent racer in a modest race so could take a step forward.

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Betting

Forecast

Knight In Armour (2/1), Rita's Man (11/4), Ventura Gold (3/1), Thunderhooves (13/2), Kirbec (7/1)

Verdict

An unappealing contest which has attracted a disappointingly small field. The blinkered Knight In Armour is a likely pace angle and he could be set for an improved showing over a more suitable trip. However, the percentage call is the 7f Newcastle winner VENTURA GOLD. He's one of two runners for the Middleham Park Syndicate (also supply Rita's Man), and a repeat of his course ¾L second to Kikini Bamalaam in August 2017 (7f) should be more than good enough here.
  1. Ventura Gold
  2. Knight In Armour
  3. Kirbec

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