July 03 / 20.30 Musselburgh

20.30

Good

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  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 7f 33y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0-7723 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who had a near-miss at Ayr (7f, good to firm) last month before a creditable third back here ten days ago; was behind Sparkle In His Eye in that race but he didn't get the best of runs and has claims if he gets more luck this time.
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6th

2

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

Monhammer

10st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Acts on good to soft (unraced on slower); beaten favourite in similar event over C&D 12 days ago but wasn't disgraced on form; worthy of respect, having won a division of this contest (off 5lb lower) last year.

8/1

88

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Monhammer

8st 4lb

T: Linda Perratt

4th

4

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Monhammer

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Linda Perratt

Saw off Rory when successful at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) in July and bounced back from a couple of lesser runs when going down by only a neck there (7f, good to soft) on Saturday; same mark here.

11/2

2nd
1 (3)
Rory

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 562325 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
His four wins have come over 5f but he's a versatile type who has had several close calls at 7f/1m this season; wasn't at his best at Ayr last time but that was behind a well-handicapped rival who set the pace and this is a big drop back in grade; in the mix.
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8th

9

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Enigmatic character who has yet to win beyond sprint distances but he seems to stay this trip; respectable run over C&D last week but not sure to reverse placings with One More Dream.

14/1

3rd

5

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

8th

7

(10)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Keeping busy here in recent months, with 6f course wins in December and ten days ago; also ran well over this C&D earlier last month; every chance he'll again be in the shake-up.

7/1

Form: 524265 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Two seconds over C&D this season but his form is a bit up and down and he was never involved back here ten days ago; that took his losing run to 15 and others are more persuasive.
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9th

9

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Merricourt

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has drawn a blank since winning in small field over C&D in April 2022; hasn't shaped too badly in some of his recent starts but he was down the field at Carlisle last time.

11/1

9th

3

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Merricourt

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

No win since April 2022 (7f, Ayr) but has slipped to a workable mark, running consistently at Musselburgh; didn't enjoy a great deal of luck when a closing fourth over 7f there last week; returns to a trip which probably suits best; stablemate of Loom Large.

7/1

4th

8

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Merricourt

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Beaten 16 times since last win last April but he's run three good races over C&D this season and is edging down the weights; each-way possible.

9/1

Form: 454850 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Has ten wins on her CV but last success was 20 months ago and she's been out of sorts over a variety of trips in her last five starts.
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8th

9

(8)

31st Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

8st 9lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner but she's been operating off this basement mark without success for quite a while; others are preferred.

25/1

5th

12

(6)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:55 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Losing spell goes back to 2021 and recent efforts don't particularly suggest she's about to regain the winning thread; opposed.

33/1

8th

12

(5)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

8st 12lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Took a division of this race from 6lb higher in 2021 and 7lb lower than when successful at Newcastle (6f, AW) later that year, but she has gone 27 starts without a win since then; hard to fancy.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 416156 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Has won at Southwell (6f, AW) and over C&D (good to soft) this season but he's not easy to predict and had a major blip at Carlisle (7f, good to firm) last time; needs to bounce back after that heavy defeat and he comes with risks attached.
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5th

7

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Seems versatile regarding trip/ground and is now 1lb below the mark from which he won by 5l at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in May; suffered dip in form during the summer but made some good late headway in C&D event won by One More Dream a fortnight ago and might be coming to the boil again.

8/1

7th

3

(12)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear, plenty to do 2f out, switched left and kept on well inside final furlong, eyecatcher

16/1

11th

12

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

16:30 Doncaster

Gunnerside

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

14/1

Form: 445533

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden but she's been generally consistent and was placed on her step up to 7f at Carlisle last time; handles most ground and she shouldn't be far away on this drop back in grade.
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8th

2

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

One Of Our Own

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Rebecca Menzies

Got up late to spring a surprise at Redcar in August (6f, good to firm), seeing off 17 rivals in first-time cheekpieces; similar form when a close fourth at Carlisle six weeks ago; handles Tapeta and she should be finishing off her race well.

6/1

4th

7

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

16:35 Carlisle

One Of Our Own

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Rebecca Menzies

dwelt start, midfield

11/2

1st

7

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

20:00 Redcar

One Of Our Own

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent

20/1

Form: -76511 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Off the mark (ninth attempt) when landing a C&D handicap last month and he followed up with a brave win over a well-backed favourite at Ayr (7f, good to firm) 20 days ago; up another 3lb but he's on a roll and should make another bold bid.
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2

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Ahamoment

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has done all his winning over 7f, most recently at Newcastle (AW) on last appearance three months ago; both turf wins on good to firm; bit to prove off career-high mark back at 1m.

6/1

2

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Ahamoment

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has done all his winning over 7f, most recently at Newcastle (AW) on last appearance three months ago; both turf wins on good to firm; bit to prove off career-high mark back at 1m.

6/1

1st

7

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ahamoment

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

took keen hold, held up in rear

12/1

Form: 44-602 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Five-time AW winner who is 1-13 on turf but that win came in this race last year and he went close back at this track (7f, good) ten days ago; only 1lb higher than for that creditable effort and he's an interesting contender.
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10th

7

(2)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sparkle In His Eye

9st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

midfield

25/1

11th

8

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sparkle In His Eye

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner early in 2022; not at his best since returned to the AW last month, but is back off the same mark as when successful at Musselburgh (7f, good) last August; case can be made.

25/1

9th

3

(9)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Sparkle In His Eye

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Knows how to win, being 5-19 on the AW and 7-35 overall; usually seen over shorter these days, but did win over 9.5f on the AW in France as a 3yo when trained by William Haggas; one for the shortlist.

20/1

Non-runners

Sparkle In His Eye

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £14.40
Straight Forecast £11.85
Tricast £45.24
Trifecta £39.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Ahamoment

SPOTLIGHT:

Sparkle In His Eye

Daily Mirror:

Gunnerside

Telegraph:

One Of Our Own

The Sun:

Monhammer

POSTDATA:

Rory

The Times:

Merricourt

D Express:

Ahamoment

Daily Record:

Ahamoment

The Star:

Gunnerside

RP RATINGS:

Sparkle In His Eye

The Guardian:

Sparkle In His Eye