14:30 Musselburgh Fri 22 March 2019

  • Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 85y, Good
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,314.002nd£973.003rd£487.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 57.1sOff time:14:32:11
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1
1011-12OR: 97CD
11/2

Musselburgh regular; scored for the second time over this C&D when justifying favouritism under similar conditions in January; 2lb higher with Brian Hughes taking the mount in a perfectly winnable-looking contest.

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2
1111-12OR: 97CD
18/1

C&D scorer from a 5lb lower mark for previous trainer Dianne Sayer in November 2016 (good); lightly-raced in recent years, 0-2 for Julia Brooke; should strip fitter for a run at Catterick (selling handicap) 16-days ago.

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3
411-10OR: 102
5/1

Ex-Mark Johnston inmate; 2lb higher than when finishing third on stable debut in a C&D maiden 12-days ago (beaten 1L by Chingachook); likely to be suited by the drying conditions; chance.

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4
711-10OR: 95
18/1

A ten-time winner on the Flat; difficult to draw too much in the way of encouragement from his four starts over hurdles, including when pulled up on handicap debut at Wetherby (2m3½f, good) in February.

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5
611-10OR: 95
33/1

A nine-race hurdles maiden; competes from a mark which is 11lb lower than when finishing third at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) in November; poor since, so far safer to look elsewhere for the solution.

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6
611-10OR: 95C
9/1

Best on a sound surface, made all when winning over an extended 2m at Market Rasen in May 2018; steadily falling back down the weights with French-based rider James Reveley taking his first ride in the UK in 2019; chance.

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7
811-8OR: 93D
33/1

An infrequent winner (1-23 over hurdles); finished just over 2L fifth to Wot A Shot over C&D in January, and has raced exclusively over fences since (0-3); couldn't be totally dismissed, albeit others make more appeal.

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8
811-5OR: 90D
25/1

Bought for £8,000 after winning a good-ground Hexham seller in May 2018 (for Brian Ellison); has slipped down the weights to a competitive looking handicap mark; conditions fine, and it remains early days post wind surgery.

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9
611-0OR: 85
9/2

33-race maiden (0-17 over hurdles); it's possible that this sharp track could show him in a more positive light, but he will need to be at his very best (on par with his form at Fairyhouse in November 2018) if to stand any realistic chance.

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10
810-8OR: 79
14/1

Hasn't raced over hurdles since December 2017 (Catterick) and is essentially a thoroughly exposed performer on the Flat (42-rated); first start for Middleham-trainer Liam Bailey.

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11
710-7OR: 78
10/1

0-9 over hurdles; finished 10L fourth to Christmas in Usa at Ayr (2m, good to soft) on her most recent start; appears to be a more likely winner than some of the others with cheekpieces now applied.

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12
610-7OR: 78
11/2

0-7 over hurdles; hasn't quite managed to break that duck just yet; attracted some outside market support when caught close home (finished fourth) by a thoroughly exposed type in a blanket finish at Wetherby (2m, good) last month.

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13
910-6OR: 77CD
16/1

Well backed (20/1-15/2) when breaking his maiden over obstacles over C&D in November (good); has mixed hurdling with AW racing since to no avail; needs a fraction more off a 4lb higher mark.

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14
610-4OR: 75
50/1

0-18 on the Flat, and 0-7 over hurdles; back from a six-month absence over 7f on Fibresand at Southwell ten-days ago; very difficult to consider as a realistic win, or even place possible; look elsewhere.

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Morning With Ivan811-29/2
T: S CorbettJ: James Corbett

Betting

Forecast

Oromo (9/2), Gemologist (5/1), Wot A Shot (11/2), Farlam King (11/2), Great Colaci (9/1), Side Of The Road (10/1), Fillydelphia (14/1), Rioja Day (16/1), Weapon Of Choice (18/1), Classic Seniority (18/1), Newstart (25/1), Elysian Prince (33/1), Wor Verge (33/1), My Valentino (50/1)

Verdict

Strong numerically, but that's about all with no shortage of maidens featuring in the line-up. Former Flat-raced Gemologist is almost certain to be suited by the drying conditions and ran a sound race for her new trainer Lucinda Russell over C&D recently (maiden). She ought to figure high on any short-list along with Farlam King, the newly-cheekpieced mare Side Of The Road and the Musselburgh regular Wot A Shot. However, French-based rider James Reveley teams up with former acquaintance Gillian Boanas aboard the reasonably handicapped front-runner GREAT COLACI. With ground conditions favourable, he looks worthy of a small dabble at the projected odds.
  1. Great Colaci
  2. Side Of The Road
  3. Gemologist

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