15:40 Musselburgh Fri 22 March 2019
- Introducing Racing TV Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 171y, Good
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Made a winning hurdles debut over C&D in November (beat West Coast Lass by a neck) and was in contention when falling at the second last in handicap company on New Years Day; expect her to race prominently.
Stayed on well to score at odds of 20/1 on stable/hurdles debut in a 2m maiden at Ayr (good) in May 2018; modest since, albeit is virtually untested in handicap company; tongue-tie applied on first start for 272-days.
Off the mark at the sixth attempt over hurdles when beating Splash The Cash by 2¼L (over C&D) for in-form rider Conor O'Farrell; must be strongly considered after just a 4lb rise in the weights.
Well beaten on all three starts for this trainer having joined the yard for a mere £800 in December 2018 (formerly with Charlie Longsdon); impossible to enthuse over despite the presence of newly-applied cheekpieces.
Musselburgh bumper winner for Stuart Crawford in November 2014 (then sold for £35,000); pulled up on both starts since returning from a mammoth absence (has broken blood vessels); a completion is surely the sole objective in added tongue-tie.
On paper, she rates as a horse with a limited level of ability (a seven-race maiden). However, she's almost certain to have needed both of her recent starts (on return from a near three-year absence); overall this isn't a taxing contest.
Last Year's Winner
Frame Rate (11/8), Iconic Belle (2/1), Shankill Castle (6/1), Fairlee Grace (9/1), Im Too Generous (12/1), Braddan Head (33/1)
- Frame Rate
- Iconic Belle
- Shankill Castle
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