November 30 / 13.00 Musselburgh

13.00

Good To Soft

Oceaneering George Macphail Retirement Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Oceaneering George Macphail Retirement Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50

Form: 72/54/ CD

Last run: 907 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Absent since June 2021 and he needs to prove how much ability he retains, but his trainer's horses can go well fresh and he runs off the same mark as when winning over C&D (good) in November 2020; also effective on good to soft; one of two for the yard and he's not ruled out.
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2nd

6

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Mint Gold

11st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Returned from mammoth absence with C&D (soft) win in November and didn't run badly at Newcastle (2m4f, good) six weeks ago, albeit well held before last-fence fall; still well handicapped on old form and enters calculations.

6/1

0

4

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Mint Gold

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Off for over 900 days before keeping on strongly to beat three rivals at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last month; contests stronger race here but remains well handicapped on old form and could have untapped potential over 2m4f.

9/2

1st

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Mint Gold

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Absent since June 2021 and he needs to prove how much ability he retains, but his trainer's horses can go well fresh and he runs off the same mark as when winning over C&D (good) in November 2020; also effective on good to soft; one of two for the yard and he's not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 283124 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten fourth of five over C&D three weeks ago but he was 5lb out of the handicap in that Class 2 contest and drops back down in grade here; had previously run well from the front at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) on first two starts for this yard and no surprise if he makes a bold bid.
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10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two chasing, all on good or good to soft; continued his good recent work back over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f) when the heavy surface looked an issue beforehand; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two over fences, but all were on good/good to soft; has run creditably on soft but this testing ground is not sure to be ideal back over hurdles after some decent runs chasing.

7/2

2nd

2

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Often leads; usually races at about 2m but he won over 2m3f (good) for previous yard in June and showed he can cope with soft ground with a useful effort in defeat here (2m) recently; obvious contender.

11/4

Form: 112445 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Disappointing at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month on first run after wind op and has to leave that miles behind, but he won three times in first half of this year (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft) and is not written off.
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3rd

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Blueberry Wine

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Disappointing at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) last month on first run after wind op and has to leave that miles behind, but he won three times in first half of this year (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft) and is not written off.

13/2

5th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Blueberry Wine

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Aintree winner in June (2m, good); fair run next time but a shade disappointing since; could bounce back on first run after wind surgery.

6/1

Form: 977363 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Course bumper winner who is 0-12 over hurdles/fences but he's been an encouraging third this autumn on two of his three chase starts, including in first-time blinkers (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) recently when he went clear before fading; could capitalise on the drop back down in trip.
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2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Neigh Botha

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made too many jumping errors when beaten favourite in a chase last month but still ran well enough to suggest he's in fairly good form; switches back to hurdling on a good mark and might be the answer.

7/2

4th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Musselburgh

Neigh Botha

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Course bumper winner who is 0-12 over hurdles/fences but he's been an encouraging third this autumn on two of his three chase starts, including in first-time blinkers (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) recently when he went clear before fading; could capitalise on the drop back down in trip.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £16.10
Straight Forecast £19.60
Trifecta £29.90

Selections

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