15:15 Musselburgh

Tuesday 2 April 2019

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Borderlescott Sprint Trophy Conditions Stakes

Class 2  |   5f 1y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 58.95s
Weighed In
1st
6
(7)
12/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: G Lee
Held up, headway when not clearest of runs and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd 100 yards out, led on line op 20/1
2nd
hd
1
(6)
7/4f
T: J J QuinnJ: Jason Hart
Went right start, raced on rail chasing leader, led inside final 2f, strongly pressed and hung right final 100 yards, headed post tchd 15/8
3rd
1 ½
7
(3)
5/2
T: P T MidgleyJ: Kevin Stott
Raced keenly, chased clear leading pair, closed and went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish op 9/4 tchd 2/1
4th
nk
5
(8)
25/1
T: Rebecca BastimanJ: D Allan
Held up and behind, headway and switched right over 1f out, ran on, never nearer
5th
5
8
(2)
28/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: P Mulrennan
Led, pushed along halfway, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong
6th
3 ¼
2
(5)
7/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: Ben Robinson
Slightly hampered start, soon chasing leaders on rail, pushed along halfway, soon ridden and weakened op 13/2
7th
1 ½
4
(4)
5/1
T: J RyanJ: P Hanagan
Badly hampered start, behind and no chance after op 11/2 tchd 6/1
8th
7
3
(1)
100/1
T: N WilsonJ: Phil Dennis
Slowly into stride, soon in touch on outside, weakened halfway tchd 80/1

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Betting

Forecast

El Astronaute (7/4), Tarboosh (5/2), Merhoob (5/1), Captain Colby (7/1), Tanasoq (12/1), Royal Brave (25/1), Merry Banter (28/1), Longroom (100/1)

Verdict
The official ratings imply that the trio to concentrate upon are TARBOOSH (108), El Astronaute (106) and Merhoob (103), but as we've witnessed from past experience, including at this track in the 2018 Flying Scotsman Conditions Stakes that doesn't always necessarily prove to be the case. Paul Midgley is mob-handed with no fewer than four declared runners (50% of the field), including the progressive Captain Colby who made all when mastering the selection (and stablemate) over C&D in October. However, Tarboosh bounced back swiftly when winning a competitive Class 2 handicap at Doncaster 12-days later, and is strongly fancied to pick up where he left off in 2018.
  1. Tarboosh
  2. Merhoob
  3. El Astronaute

Previous Winners

2018
Kyllang Rock
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D Tudhope
  |  
T: J Tate
10/3
Prize Money
1st: £12,450.002nd: £3,728.003rd: £1,864.004th: £932.005th: £466.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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