14:25 Musselburgh Wed 7 November 2018

  • Leuchie House Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f 180y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£6,888.002nd£2,022.003rd£1,011.004th£506.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 0.9sOff time:14:25:40
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1
1011-12OR: 119CD
7/2

Lightly-raced in 2018, and his moderate run at Cartmel (3m1f+) can probably be excused; has won over fences here, so the combination of a reduced mark and trip on quick ground at a sharp track should make him far more competitive.

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2
1111-8OR: 115D
25/1

Placed off a 2lb higher mark at Ayr in April (3m, good), but has done the vast majority of his winning on softer ground; a recent run at Cheltenham (100/1) should bring him forward, but will it be enough?

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3
811-4OR: 111
9/1

Left Tom Lacey for £6,000 in September after a solid run of form during the summer months; disappointing on stable debut (Uttoxeter), but more like it at Kelso latest (3m2f, good) when an always handy 3¾L second to Chanceiton.

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4
711-1OR: 108BF
5/6

Came up well short on his second start over fences at a rain-lashed Hexham (3m, soft) last month, and reverts to hurdling seeking to break the maiden tag; 4lb higher than when finishing second on his last hurdles start (had wind surgery since).

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5
710-13OR: 106
5/1

Five-race hurdles maiden (two-time Kelso bumper winner in late 2016); has failed to see out her races over hurdles in 2018, but is easing in the weights as a result (down 8lb) and has previous Musselburgh experience.

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6
810-4OR: 97
28/1

Most likely would've finished behind today's rival David John, but for unseating his rider at the final flight at Kelso (3m2f, good), and remains a maiden after ten starts; mark slowly easing, so could win a small race in time.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Fly Vinnie811-127/1
T: A C WhillansJ: Steven Fox

Betting

Forecast

Born For War (5/6), Island Heights (7/2), Tokaramore (5/1), David John (9/1), Letemgo (25/1), Solway Lark (28/1)

Verdict

A small field, but this looks to be a fairly tight and trappy race. Wind surgery could potentially see Born For War in a much better light, and he certainly deserves another chance on quicker ground after being bogged down (over fences) at a rain-lashed Hexham. However, he's unlikely to represent much value at his projected odds, so a chance is taken on the top-weight ISLAND HEIGHTS in the hope that he can get his career back on track from a competitive handicap mark.
  1. Island Heights
  2. Born For War
  3. David John

Video Replay

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Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

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F: 111-141

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T: N J Henderson

Ok Corral

F: 12125-1

T: N J Henderson

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

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Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

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T: N J Henderson

Ok Corral

F: 12125-1

T: N J Henderson

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

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