13:15 Musselburgh Fri 18 January 2019
- Betway Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 171y,
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Good 1L second in a 3m handicap hurdle at Ludlow (good) on his penultimate start. Soft ground against him when disappointing subsequently and remains of interest down in trip.
Dual bumper winner ran well when 9L second in a 2m2f handicap hurdle at Kelso (good) three weeks ago. One to note racing off the same mark.
Well beaten sixth of seven over 3m on good ground here earlier this month. Not beaten far despite finishing last of six over this C&D prior to that.
Beaten 6L by a subsequent winner in a 3m handicap hurdle on good ground here on his penultimate start. Disappointing favourite last time out and top jockey booked to ride once more.
12 race maiden and beaten 16L off a 4lb higher mark over an extended 2m3f at Doncaster (good) last time out. Others make more appeal.
Well beaten on heavy ground over an extended 2m3f at Ayr on handicap debut last time out. Probably best watched at present.
Fair 20L fourth over an extended 2m3f at Catterick (good-to-soft) last time out. Interesting racing off a 6lb lower mark in this contest.
28 race maiden under all codes and well beaten in two starts since finishing fourth over an extended 1m7f on good ground here last month. Stepping up in distance.
Third in a small field hurdle over 2m4f on good ground here early last month. Return to this trip should suit having finished seventh here over shorter last time out.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns|
Tokaramore (9/4), Triangle Rock (5/1), Rockalzaro (5/1), St George's Oval (13/2), Max Liebermann (7/1), Urban Kode (7/1), Outback Blue (10/1), Hero's Story (25/1), Hellavashock (25/1)
- Max Liebermann
- Outback Blue
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