18:00 Musselburgh Fri 2 August 2019
Due to rise 4lb in the future he's runs consistently well since winning a Redcar 7f claiming event for his previous stable. Latest run at Leicester showed him in a good light (slightly better grade); should make an impact in this.
On a losing run that is starting to look quite significant now although he has dropped to a workable mark for this yard (only second run for them). Usually ridden prominently and not badly berthed to be able to do so here; others appeal more.
Needs very little introduction at this venue having won here four times (3-9 over C&D). Often blights his runs and makes life hard for himself these days with slow starts; ran poorly last time out. Back on his last winning mark, needs to bounce back.
May well have needed the run on the AW last time (had been off nine months); also ran with headgear. Yet to win a race (0-9) but has shown enough ability to do so; has fared well on his second start in previous two seasons (third twice).
Not really had events go his way this year having shown some useful form in handicaps although he's yet to win one. Race may have come too soon when he disappointed at Haydock last time; better judged on earlier efforts and dropped 3lb.
Doesn't have the best record around here (0-5) and has a tough outside draw to cope with on this occasion (may jeopardise his ability to lead). Unable to get to the front last time when finishing well beaten at Ayr (7f); opposed for now.
Yet to run here, has been in good form in her two outings for this yard winning over 7f in her debut at Thirsk before backing that up with a respectable third last time. Only narrowly touched off at Catterick she comes here well drawn; shortlisted.
Three-time course winner (once over C&D) with two of those wins coming back-to-back over 1m around this time last year. Yet to win this year but is threatening to do her last run suggesting that another course victory might not be far away.
Well drawn (0-3 around here), certainly becoming well handicapped (9lb below his last winning mark) running well enough last time. Travels well but often doesn't convince with his finishing effort, could get this run to suit if he puts it all in.
Took an age to win a race often snatching defeat from the jaws of victory but his two victorious efforts have come over C&D earlier in the year. Rather reverted to type since but generally runs his race despite his obvious quirks.
Penalised 5lb for his Yarmouth win earlier in the week cashing in on a promising effort the time before off a much-reduced mark. Won off a mark 3lb higher last year so should be able to cope with this mark but hasn't fared so well with the draw.
Course regular is yet to win here despite plenty of promising placed efforts but has at least rediscovered the winning habit of late (took an Ayr 7f handicap that unfolded perfectly). Unlucky here last time; thriving but needs some luck in-running.
Last Year's Winner
Tukhoom (10/3), Aliento (5/1), Etikaal (13/2), Donnelly's Rainbow (7/1), Lucky Violet (8/1), Colour Contrast (11/1), Make Me (11/1), Theodorico (14/1), Black Friday (20/1), Explain (20/1), Jacob Black (20/1), Smugglers Creek (50/1)
- Lucky Violet
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