12:15 Musselburgh Mon 10 December 2018
- Watch More With Racing UK Extra Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 171y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Ran well here and at Wetherby in his last two starts; racing up with the pace on both occasions. Up in trip this time but feasible he'll improve for the extra demands on his stamina. Has to be considered as a player in this company.
Was a comprehensive winner over C&D a year ago but hasn't been in the same form since; also underwent wind surgery before joining his current yard. Needs to improve on his latest start but possible the return to Musselburgh will see a revival.
Has won on good to soft ground but not since 2015 and his form dipped after a win at Hexham last season. Retuned from a long break after wind surgery with a moderate effort at Hexham last month and now has a bit to prove.
In the process of running a big race when he tipped up over C&D last week but still a likely candidate to help cut out the running if that effort hasn't left a mental scar. Stamina may be an issue near the finish, though. A betting check is advised.
0-7 over hurdles so far and shown little in his recent spins in this sector to suggest that he's ready to prove his doubters wrong. Well beaten from the same mark last time and others look more appealing here.
Winner at Sedgefield last month but was anchored by an 8lb higher mark last time (Max Liebermann well held though). Up another 1lb and steps in trip today; also wouldn't want too much rain to the ground against him. Capable but risks attached.
Well handicapped just now and is likely to benefit from the strong pace others are likely to set. Dangerous to underestimate from his current mark even though the gelding seems to reserve his best for racing at Perth, where he has won five times.
Last Year's Winner
Nendrum (7/4), Golden Jeffrey (9/4), Outcrop (4/1), Green Zone (7/1), Ballycrystal Court (8/1), Surf And Turf (9/1), Max Liebermann (20/1)
- Golden Jeffrey
- Green Zone
- Surf And Turf
Charlie D is Anita Chambers' best bet on Monday and she has a tip for every race at the three meetings.
After four successive winning naps for Matt Brocklebank, David Ord is a man under pressure ahead of his Monday best bet running at Wolverhampton.
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