16:50 Musselburgh Mon 15 October 2018
Ayr winner in June, but has drawn a blank since. Has dropped to 3lb lower than when last successful, but recent efforts have been disappointing.
First-time blinkers when scoring over C&D in August and ran a blinder in the headgear when second of 20 at Ayr off 5lb higher last month. Up another 3lb, but is in form and progressive.
Generally running well and was a good second of eight over C&D last time. Has to enter calculations under her fine amateur rider, who is usually in demand for these types of races.
Back to winning ways at Beverley in August and two subsequent displays off 7lb have been respectable. Down 2lb and claimer takes off 5lb so not out of it.
Out of the frame off higher marks on last three starts. Has won 12 times and knows where the winning post is so can't be discounted.
Bit out of sorts on recent starts but the handicapper has relented. Has won off a much higher mark than this and would be dangerous if staging a revival.
Unplaced in seven starts and fitting of a visor last time had no effect. Readily ruled out with the headgear left off this time.
Four starts in which he has been beaten a long way. Tries his luck in a handicap, but even the fitting of cheekpieces for the first time is not persuasive.
Last Year's Winner
Pavers Pride (5/2), Mable Lee (3/1), One Boy (4/1), Lexington Place (6/1), Silver Starlight (8/1), Economic Crisis (17/2), Carlton Thomas (25/1), Borders Dream (25/1)
- Pavers Pride
- Mable Lee
- One Boy
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