November 30 / 15.20 Musselburgh

15.20

Good To Soft

Maxrecycle Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Maxrecycle Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 22-2P5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
1m4f Flat winner who is 0-13 over hurdles (placed six times at up to 2m4f); on a competitive mark but still has to prove he gets this trip.
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1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Sanosuke

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Off the mark over hurdles at the 14th attempt over 3m here (soft) in November, and fair third behind improving winner here (3m, good to soft) last time; a first-time visor replaces cheekpieces today; should be fine now back down in trip and he's one to consider.

9/2

2

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Sanosuke

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Flat winner who made it 14th-time lucky over hurdles when forging clear over C&D (soft) 18 days ago; up 6lb but his confidence should be boosted after that success and he's still unexposed at staying trips; key player.

2/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: F0-623 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
C&D winner (good to soft) last autumn, when 2lb lower; not far off that level of form on his last two starts, including here latest; last two wins gained when racing prominently; each-way player.
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5th

3

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Rickety Gate

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Hamilton

T: Nicky Richards

2m5f/3m winner on good to soft in autumn 2022; similar form when placed over 3m on last three outings, latest when second at Musselburgh six weeks ago under 5lb claimer; probably on the premises.

8/1

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

Rickety Gate

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

C&D winner (good to soft) last autumn, when 2lb lower; not far off that level of form on his last two starts, including here latest; last two wins gained when racing prominently; each-way player.

7/2

11/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: PP-676 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won twice over hurdles at up to 3m when trained in Ireland; well beaten in all three starts this autumn (2m-2m5f); on a handy mark and back over a more suitable trip, he'd be of interest if there is support for him.
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3rd

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

Round The Buoy

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Won twice over hurdles at up to 3m when trained in Ireland; well beaten in all three starts this autumn (2m-2m5f); on a handy mark and back over a more suitable trip, he'd be of interest if there is support for him.

11/1

6th

2

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:40 Chepstow

Round The Buoy

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Dual hurdle winner in Ireland in early 2022 (3m/2m7f) but hasn't shown much in three runs for Samuel Drinkwater this year (2m4f-2m7f); drops back in trip with a lot to prove.

33/1

7th

8

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:45 Newton Abbot

Round The Buoy

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

always behind, tailed off

20/1

Form: -03705

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
0-18 over hurdles (placed six times at up to 3m1f); each-way player if he is back to Uttoxeter form in July (stable debut) but hard to fancy on what he has shown since.
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7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Fair fourth at Musselburgh (3m, soft) two starts ago in cheekpieces, which go back on following a lesser run in a visor there; however, he's 0-24 and it's hard to be confident that today will be the day.

6/1

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Blended Stealth

10st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Versatile type who was a respectable fourth of 11 over C&D (soft) last month but that was behind Sanosuke and her record now stands at 0-23; needs to find more in new headgear.

6/1

4th

9

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

Blended Stealth

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

0-18 over hurdles (placed six times at up to 3m1f); each-way player if he is back to Uttoxeter form in July (stable debut) but hard to fancy on what he has shown since.

10/1

Form: 543-45

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Didn't make her debut until January and is 0-7 over hurdles but her Perth third in April (3m, good to soft) suggests she can make an impact from this mark; yard has turned a corner since her reappearance and it would be no surprise if she begins to fulfil her potential.
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4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Theirshegoes

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner

10/1

5th

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Theirshegoes

10st 9lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 5th, led 7th

10/1

Form: 28723- D BF

Last run: 246 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Flat (soft) and dual hurdles winner (good), at up to 2m7f; on a two-year losing spell but she was back in better form in the spring; well beaten in two Flat runs since then but has to be considered an each-way possible back in this discipline.
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6th

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Misscarlett

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

in rear on outer

66/1

5th

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Misscarlett

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

Flat (soft) and dual hurdles winner (good), at up to 2m7f; on long losing run but she ran well for a long way over 3m here (soft) last month and was only beaten 8l in that race; could go well on this drop back in trip and she's not ruled out.

6/1

Form: 513P16 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Dual soft-ground winner at 2m7f, including at Hexham on his penultimate start; well below that level back over that C&D on heavy latest; best RPRs have been recorded on slower ground than forecast but could still be an each-way player if bouncing back.
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1st

4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Champ Royal

10st 10lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

prominent, raced in second from 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, 2 lengths down last, challenging final 110yds, stayed on and led final strides

6/1

3

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

12:25 Musselburgh

Champ Royal

11st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Susan Corbett

Won at 12-1 on his stable debut at Hexham (2m7f, soft) in October but he's been well held in both subsequent runs and latest was behind Sanosuke over C&D 18 days ago; has something to prove again and he needs to jump better than last time.

14/1

7th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

Champ Royal

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Dual soft-ground winner at 2m7f, including at Hexham on his penultimate start; well below that level back over that C&D on heavy latest; best RPRs have been recorded on slower ground than forecast but could still be an each-way player if bouncing back.

10/1

Form: 144-75

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
2m6f winner (good; first-time cheekpieces and tongue-tie) at Kelso in February, when 5lb lower; handicapper has been in control since; first-time blinkers need to have a positive effect.
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3rd

5

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

Shantou Moon

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

held up in rear

9/4

2nd

6

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Shantou Moon

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

held up in last, headway from 8th, disputing second after 3 out, led approaching last, 2 lengths ahead last, ridden and reduced lead final 110yds, no extra and headed final strides

4/1

1st

9

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Shantou Moon

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

held up in rear, steady headway after 8th

12/1

14/1

Form: 90-658

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two bumpers and three hurdles at up to 2m1f; gets in here off a lowly mark for her handicap debut, stepping up to a much more suitable trip; open to improvement.
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5th

12

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

25/1

0

9

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

Kurphy

10st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Iain Jardine

Achieved little so far over hurdles and needs to show a fair bit more before she's worth a bet.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 54-P72

Last run: 94 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f on good or good to soft; now 24lb lower than his most recent win, over two years ago; went close to ending that losing run at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) in August when last seen; has won when fresh; player.
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10th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

Native Fighter

12st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Five-time hurdle winner at up to 3m1f on good or good to soft; now 24lb lower than his most recent win, over two years ago; went close to ending that losing run at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) in August when last seen; has won when fresh; player.

9/2

2nd

2

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

16:05 Cartmel

Native Fighter

11st 13lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Has appeared to be in steady decline since his last win two years ago; both starts this season on unsuitably soft ground and may find conditions against him again but yard burst into life here on Saturday.

8/1

7th

12

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

14:50 Cartmel

Native Fighter

10st 5lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

raced in last

33/1

Form: PP51-P

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
All three wins have been at Sedgefield (2m4f-3m3f) on a sound surface; pulled up lame at Kelso in May; has a bit to prove on return from layoff, not least his ability from this mark.
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0

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Musselburgh

The Blame Game

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

All three wins have been at Sedgefield (2m4f-3m3f) on a sound surface; pulled up lame at Kelso in May; has a bit to prove on return from layoff, not least his ability from this mark.

12/1

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

The Blame Game

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

ran in snatches, held up in rear, nudged along after 5th, pushed along after 8th

3/1

3

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

The Blame Game

11st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Has gained all his three wins here, the latest over C&D (beat Thatbeatsbanagher under 1l and is now 2lb better off) in February; up 5lb; heading back in the right direction and can't be dismissed.

6/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £33.00
Straight Forecast £24.84
Tricast £123.86
Trifecta £250.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Rickety Gate

Telegraph:

Native Fighter

SPOTLIGHT:

Theirshegoes

The Star:

Sanosuke

POSTDATA:

Rickety Gate

The Times:

Rickety Gate

The Guardian:

Rickety Gate

Daily Mail:

Rickety Gate

D Express:

Rickety Gate

The Sun:

Rickety Gate

Daily Record:

Rickety Gate

Daily Mirror:

Native Fighter