November 21 / 13.57 Musselburgh

13.57 Musselburgh

Soft

Sponsor The Saltire For A Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3975.58
  • 2m 3f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Sponsor The Saltire For A Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 431-41 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Left clear at final fence to score by 10l at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is now 2-4 for Iain Jardine; reverts to hurdling on a 6lb higher mark but must be considered in current form.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Half Shot

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Left clear at final fence to score by 10l at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is now 2-4 for Iain Jardine; reverts to hurdling on a 6lb higher mark but must be considered in current form.

5/2

3

16th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

15:23 Hexham

Half Shot

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Left clear at final fence to score by 10l at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is now 2-4 for Iain Jardine; evidently in good heart but combination of drop back in trip and switch back to hurdling may not be ideal here.

11/4

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-63F4

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 6yo from a good jumping family; not seen since underwhelming effort in Perth maiden in June but significant positives can be drawn from his first three hurdle runs and he should have more to offer in handicaps.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Kilbrainy

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Unexposed 6yo from a good jumping family; not seen since underwhelming effort in Perth maiden in June but significant positives can be drawn from his first three hurdle runs and he should have more to offer in handicaps.

4/1

5

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:58 Carlisle

Kilbrainy

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Fair efforts in May/June on his first four hurdle starts (2m/2m4f, all on good ground); improvement needed now handicapping after a break but there's potential in his pedigree and he's in good hands to progress.

15/2

Form: 5344-5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing since winning at Haydock in early 2021 but travelled well for a long way when fifth on last month's seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) and has become too well handicapped to rule out.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Generally disappointing since winning at Haydock in early 2021 but travelled well for a long way when fifth on last month's seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) and has become too well handicapped to rule out.

4/1

5th

6

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:58 Carlisle

Serious Ego

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

towards rear of midfield, headway 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon weakened

13/2

Form: -35126 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Scored over C&D on soft ground in February and added to his tally at Perth (2m4f, good) in the summer; seemingly ended up with too much to when ridden very patiently at Sedgefield on latest outing; can pose a threat if this race pans out more favourably.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Idilico

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Scored over C&D on soft ground in February and added to his tally at Perth (2m4f, good) in the summer; seemingly ended up with too much to when ridden very patiently at Sedgefield on latest outing; can pose a threat if this race pans out more favourably.

4/1

6th

8

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:55 Sedgefield

Idilico

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

travelled strongly, in rear, not fluent 2nd, shaken up and some headway after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on but never near to challenge

11/2

7th

8

(5)

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Idilico

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Dianne Sayer

towards rear, shaken up under 5f out, some headway under 3f out, hampered over 2f out, weakened and held final furlong

7/2

Form: 0080-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on all four starts, most recently when 66-1 for handicap debut at Limerick (2m, good) in April; moves up in trip today; remains unexposed and is worth keeping an eye on in the betting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Don’t Talk

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Well beaten on all four starts, most recently when 66-1 for handicap debut at Limerick (2m, good) in April; moves up in trip today; remains unexposed and is worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

14/1

Form: 3247-P

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Flopped badly in two handicaps in the spring and reappears with a point to prove but ran well from the front when clear second to useful rival in C&D novice (good to soft) on stable debut last December and will be hard to beat if his latest wind op enables him to replicate that piece of form.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Garde Des Champs

11st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Keith Dalgleish

Flopped badly in two handicaps in the spring but was given a wind op during his subsequent break and has become well treated on some of last season's novice form; no surprise if he gets his career back on track soon.

14/1

4

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:57 Musselburgh

Garde Des Champs

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Keith Dalgleish

Flopped badly in two handicaps in the spring and reappears with a point to prove but ran well from the front when clear second to useful rival in C&D novice (good to soft) on stable debut last December and will be hard to beat if his latest wind op enables him to replicate that piece of form.

5/1

Non-runners

Garde Des Champs

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £6.60
Straight Forecast £7.56
Trifecta £18.90

Selections

POSTDATA:

Half Shot

RP Ratings:

Serious Ego

The Times:

Idilico

D Express:

Kilbrainy

SPOTLIGHT:

Garde Des Champs

Telegraph:

Half Shot

The Guardian:

Half Shot

The Sun:

Half Shot

Daily Record:

Half Shot

TOPSPEED:

Serious Ego

The Star:

Serious Ego

Daily Mail:

Idilico

Daily Mirror:

Idilico