16:40 Musselburgh Sat 15 September 2018
Shade disappointing latest as favourite at Epsom (1m½f) but encountered soft ground for the first time there so that possibly can be excused. Placed in three prior efforts and this trip should suit so enters calculations here.
16/1 winner on return from a break and stable debut over 1m2f at Doncaster (soft). Well below that form latest when fading into 13th of 14 at Haydock over 1m1f. Surely better than that and will become a big player if forecast showers are heavy.
Impressive winner over this trip at Hamilton in July has been inconsistent since with a close fourth at Ripon followed by a lesser effort at Beverley. Likes to front-run and is capable if allowed to dictate matters.
Easy winner over 1m½f at Hamilton in July but something maybe amiss next when tailed off last at York. Absence since further evidence of this but is still relatively unexposed and merits respect providing fitness is near 100%.
Former Jean-Claude Rouget trained maiden ran a respectable race on stable debut when third of nine at Wolverhampton (AW) last month. Same mark here and probably more to come so has to be considered.
Irish raider got off the mark at Ayr (1m) on penultimate start before close third next at Chepstow. Stayed 1m1½f in Ireland earlier in the season so step up in trip here could help and looks a leading contender once again.
Placed once in five starts for Ralph Beckett in a 6f novice contest. Returned from 200-day absence with a sixth of 12 on stable debut at Carlisle. Handicap eased and may have more to come so not dismissed although more is needed.
11-race maiden has gone close on a few occasions in the past but three runs this season less than inspiring. First-time visor reached for now and will need it to make a difference.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton|
Spray The Sea (5/2), Affina (4/1), Morticia (5/1), Falmouth Light (11/2), Just Sherry (6/1), Rose Tinted Spirit (15/2), Thawry (22/1), Kirbec (25/1)
- Just Sherry
- Spray The Sea
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