February 18 / 14.15 Musselburgh

14.15

Soft

George Crawford Legacy Trust Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 7f 138y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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George Crawford Legacy Trust Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0-806

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won last January in his only point; tailed off in a bumper and maiden hurdle for John McConnell, while beaten about 27l in two novice hurdles at Newcastle (2m1f/2m4f) for new yard; no form claims but early days and he has new trip and first-time headgear for handicap debut; worth market check.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner, slightly hampered but left in lead 8th

15/8

5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner, slightly hampered but left in lead 8th

15/8

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 37F116 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
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.
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2nd

4

21st May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:28 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

Won two in a row last year (one here) and back on the scoresheet over C&D (good) ten days ago; just 3lb higher today and he's a key player.

11/4

2nd

4

21st May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:28 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

Won two in a row last year (one here) and back on the scoresheet over C&D (good) ten days ago; just 3lb higher today and he's a key player.

11/4

1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 33234P

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
An unlucky loser when very close second of four at Newton Abbot (3m2f, heavy) in September, given his saddle slipped; 5lb lower today but there have been three backward steps since and connections turn to headgear.
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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Frankie Faulkner

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Yet to add to his hurdling victory but he's proved consistent over fences thus far, posting a solid third at Musselburgh (3m) in February; ran poorly reverted to hurdles at Stratford since but he can bounce back for last year's winning yard.

3/1

4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Frankie Faulkner

11st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Yet to add to his hurdling victory but he's proved consistent over fences thus far, posting a solid third at Musselburgh (3m) in February; ran poorly reverted to hurdles at Stratford since but he can bounce back for last year's winning yard.

3/1

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Frankie Faulkner

11st 5lb

T: Evan Williams

Form: -66555 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Both wins were 2022 and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; visored last three starts and opposable judged on C&D effort (on soft) latest start, but another C&D run the time before gives him a squeak.
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4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Both wins were 2022 and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; visored last three starts and opposable judged on C&D effort (on soft) latest start, but another C&D run the time before gives him a squeak.

7/1

5th

3

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

12:10 Musselburgh

Get With It

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

Two-time chase winner who continues to drop down the weights and didn't run badly when fifth over C&D latest; however, he was beaten about 10l that day and has something to find with the winner Deep Charm, and others too.

8/1

Form: 4P-43P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo; stayed on strongly for third off this mark over C&D (2m7f, good to soft; acts on soft) in December on his second chase start; 3m6f may well have played some part (not all) when he pulled up at Catterick last time; that last run was offputting but he's considered.
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1st

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:58 Hexham

Shadows In The Sky

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

made all, going easily 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, always doing enough

5/1

1st

3

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:58 Hexham

Shadows In The Sky

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

made all

5/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Shadows In The Sky

11st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Irish point winner who is 0-8 under rules; on a competitive mark; would be a player if in the same form as when third at Musselburgh in December (2m7f, good to soft) but needs to better his other three efforts this season; tongue-tie and cheekpieces go on.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 666-P6 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Very useful in his prime but has badly lost his way; long absence before his two runs (25-1) this winter; way down the weights and cheekpieces (last worn in March 2022) return, which may well be a positive; worth a check for strength in the betting.
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3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Canelo

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

Twice a chase winner over 2m4f, including on heavy; a shadow of his former self these days and plummeting in the handicap; however, would be interesting if the market speaks in his favour.

12/1

6th

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Canelo

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Very useful in his prime but has badly lost his way; long absence before his two runs (25-1) this winter; way down the weights and cheekpieces (last worn in March 2022) return, which may well be a positive; worth a check for strength in the betting.

6/1

6th

2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Canelo

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent behind clear leaders

20/1

Form: -P2247 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.
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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m chase winner on good last spring; last two efforts have been well below par but she is now well treated on form earlier in the season; bit to prove but no surprise if she bounces back.

10/1

7th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.

9/2

7th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up twice in a row in the autumn (C&D/2m4f, good/soft) before fair fourth of five here (3m2f, soft), when not quite seeing out the trip; every chance she'll be in the mix now back down in distance.

15/2

Form: 13-624 D

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Won twice last season, including over 3m3f on soft, and creditable runner-up on the second of his three runs this autumn; off three months but thereabouts judged on those better efforts.
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4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Fiston Du Mou

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won twice last season, including over 3m3f on soft, and creditable runner-up on the second of his three runs this autumn; off three months but thereabouts judged on those better efforts.

4/1

4th

4

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Fiston Du Mou

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

C&D winner (soft) just over a year ago and narrowly beat a hot favourite in a match at Catterick (3m1f, good) in February; was having his second start back from a lengthy absence when beaten 2l into second of eight behind Ballylinch back here (soft) last time; 2lb better off and shouldn't be far away again.

7/2

2nd

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Fiston Du Mou

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Made mistakes when last of six over C&D on recent stable debut; C&D winner on soft last November off 4lb lower; could fare better this time.

12/1

Form: 8F-33P

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
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.
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4th

12

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Fair effort when third in a 2m4f novice chase on this card last season (2m4f, good to soft); hasn't shown anything this year (ran out on second occasion); plenty to prove.

40/1

4th

12

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Get Em In

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Fair effort when third in a 2m4f novice chase on this card last season (2m4f, good to soft); hasn't shown anything this year (ran out on second occasion); plenty to prove.

40/1

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

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £25.30
Straight Forecast £24.98
Tricast £87.60
Trifecta £109.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Without Conviction

The Times:

Whosmydaddy

POSTDATA:

Fiston Du Mou

The Sun:

Dr Shirocco

TOPSPEED:

Frankie Faulkner

The Star:

Canelo

D Express:

Whosmydaddy

Telegraph:

Fiston Du Mou

Daily Record:

Dr Shirocco

RP RATINGS:

Without Conviction

Daily Mirror:

Without Conviction