January 01 / 14.55 Musselburgh

14.55

Soft

tote.co.uk Gym Membership Renewed Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 68y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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tote.co.uk Gym Membership Renewed Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 9636

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Placed in just one of his four rules starts (bumper/hurdles); however, this dual point winner is open to plenty of improvement now handicapping and switched to chasing; interesting.
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3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Indian Louis

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

7/1

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Indian Louis

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

7/1

3rd

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Indian Louis

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual point winner who duly took well to chasing at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; a couple of bad mistakes contributed to disappointing effort over C&D since; may rebound granted an error-free round.

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 525-2P

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Best chase effort when close second over C&D last March and holds a fighting chance on that effort; just isn't sure to reproduce it, being an inconsistent maiden.
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6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Divas Doyen

10st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Sandy Forster

Remains a maiden after 15 starts and she's inconsistent, but she's gone close on both visits here, most recently over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day; no surprise if she goes one better today.

4/1

2nd

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Divas Doyen

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Sandy Forster

held up in rear, bumped 9th

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3/03-3 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 7yo; respectable third at Kelso (2m1f, soft) when last seen; bred to be suited by this step back up in distance and looks open to progress at this level; one to consider.
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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 734-P5

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in the point-to-point sphere and over hurdles, most recently fifth in Kelso handicap (2m5f); has possibilities, provided he shows progress for the switch to chasing.
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1

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:25 Market Rasen

Breakdance Kid

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Placed over hurdles and off the mark on second chase start (first at this trip) when scoring over C&D two weeks ago (soft); up 5lb but further improvement likely; good chance.

7/4

1st

1

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:35 Market Rasen

Breakdance Kid

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed after 1st, not fluent 5th, pressed leader 7th, led again 11th, good jump and went clear 3 out

15/2

Form: 5-P042 C BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Versatile ground-wise; dual hurdles scorer; has performed well in 2m4f events at this course (fourth to Dr Shirocco; hampered run-in) and Ayr (clear second) since switched to fences; major contender.
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4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Dual winner over hurdles at around 2m4f this time last year (including here) and started his chasing career with two promising efforts in the autumn, but he has taken a step backwards the last twice; steps up to this sort of trip for the first time and it needs to bring about a resurgence.

9/1

4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Did not fire in Musselburgh race won by Indian Louis six weeks ago but ran well in his first two chases, latterly when clear second to unexposed rival over C&D (soft) in December; obvious contender if judged on that performance.

15/2

Form: -37F11 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in this race last year; longstanding maiden under rules prior to winning handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft) in November; holds solid claims in hat-trick bid.
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2nd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

First wins under rules came last year in 2m4f handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft; led final strides) in November; form figures at this track read 22216 but there's a bit more for him to prove over this far and, as latest start showed again, on soft ground.

5/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

in touch with leaders, not fluent and bumped rival 9th

11/4

Form: 2U1P07 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Recorded a couple of good-ground chase wins in the summer for previous yard; badly out of form for new stable, tailed off in C&D event most recently; big revival needed.
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0

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

11st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, mistake and lost position 8th, not fluent and dropped to rear 9th, struggling from 10th

20/1

7th

6

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Two chase wins for previous yard in 2023 (about 2m4f, good; has won on heavy) but right out of luck for new yard in November; best watched for now.

25/1

13th

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Marajman

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won twice over fences this year for a different yard; suffered early interference before later pulled up on his debut for this one; could put a line through that but good ground would be preferred.

25/1

Form: /8F-33

Last run: 228 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Absent since facing a couple of stiff tasks in May (long way out of weights both times); the drop back in grade looks suitable but he's far from solid on overall form.
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7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

11-race maiden who ran out at the first fence at Musselburgh last month and is 13lb out of the handicap today; others are preferred.

50/1

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Ten-race maiden who lacks solid form claims; pulled up over 2m4f here on latest start and tried 3m time before; 3lb out of the handicap.

25/1

0

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to rear 9th, struggling from 10th

25/1

Non-runners

The White Volcano

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £67.10
Straight Forecast £70.40
Tricast £301.90
Trifecta £290.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Baron Briggs

Telegraph:

Euchan Falls

Daily Mail:

Dr Shirocco

RP RATINGS:

Baron Briggs

POSTDATA:

Baron Briggs

The Times:

Baron Briggs

The Guardian:

Baron Briggs

D Express:

Baron Briggs

The Star:

Euchan Falls

Daily Record:

Euchan Falls

Daily Mirror:

Dr Shirocco

The Sun:

Dr Shirocco