April 05 / 18.40 Musselburgh

18.40

Soft

Go North Sea Pigeon Hurdle Series Final (A Handicap Hurdle) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 2m 1f 87y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Go North Sea Pigeon Hurdle Series Final (A Handicap Hurdle) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3-6782 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Historically well handicapped and the first-time visor prompted a return to form when second at Ayr (2m, good to soft); whether he'll be as good as again remains to be seen and this is tougher.
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1st

8

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Mack The Man

11st 1lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

No longer the force of old but won quite valuable series final off much reduced mark at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last month and ran at least as well when close third behind Scots Poet over C&D (soft) three weeks ago.

5/1

1st

8

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Mack The Man

11st 1lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

No longer the force of old but won quite valuable series final off much reduced mark at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last month and ran at least as well when close third behind Scots Poet over C&D (soft) three weeks ago.

5/1

3rd

6

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Mack The Man

11st 4lb

J: Mr Kit Alexander

T: N W Alexander

Had dropped to a good mark and he's got back on track in the visor, following his second at Ayr with a decisive win at Musselburgh (Class 2 over 2m1f, soft); up 8lb but fully entitled to have a say if continuing the good work.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 5-0P05

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Became disappointing for Dan Skelton last year and there are no clear signs that he's about to turn things around.
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1st

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing last season but, on his third start for Brian Ellison, took big step back in the right direction when running-on second in quite valuable series final at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last month; it's not easy to predict whether he'll build on that performance here but he remains very well handicapped on older form.

6/1

1st

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Hartur DOudairies

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing last season but, on his third start for Brian Ellison, took big step back in the right direction when running-on second in quite valuable series final at Musselburgh (2m1f, soft) last month; it's not easy to predict whether he'll build on that performance here but he remains very well handicapped on older form.

6/1

2nd

8

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Hartur DOudairies

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Brian Ellison

Became disappointing for Dan Skelton last year and there are no clear signs that he's about to turn things around.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 245721

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Signs that he might not be straightforward but his breakthrough win had been coming and he travelled best before finishing the job off at Wetherby (2m3f, soft); that should have done his confidence some good; 7lb higher.
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9

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Beaumesnil

11st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

towards rear

9/2

Form: 241933 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner of this 12 months ago when 10lb lower but he's made further progress this term, including another course win; latest run wasn't his best but his previous third in a strong race here gives him a good chance.
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3rd

3

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Cuban Cigar

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely in good form last season, and his close second to Scots Poet over C&D (soft) three weeks ago was arguably a career-best effort; quicker ground also suits; probably won't be far away.

13/2

3rd

3

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Cuban Cigar

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely in good form last season, and his close second to Scots Poet over C&D (soft) three weeks ago was arguably a career-best effort; quicker ground also suits; probably won't be far away.

13/2

2nd

5

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Cuban Cigar

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Beaten about 10l by Mack The Man at Musselburgh three weeks ago in a race he'd won the previous season off 10lb lower; it's never going to be easy off his current mark.

10/1

Form: 037122 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in both his handicaps, over 2m1f and 2m3f (soft); doesn't have a lot in hand off his mark by the looks (up 1lb) but he should be competitive once more.
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3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Final Edgar

11st 11lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

pressed leader

6/1

3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Final Edgar

11st 11lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

pressed leader

6/1

5th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Final Edgar

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in both his handicaps, over 2m1f and 2m3f (soft); doesn't have a lot in hand off his mark by the looks (up 1lb) but he should be competitive once more.

8/1

Form: 331311 C

Last run: 124 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.
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6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointed at Wolverhampton on his return to the Flat 11 weeks ago but he'd been in rude health over hurdles beforehand; has two C&D wins on his record but others are more appealing in today's field.

5/1

14/1

Form: -33134 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Consistent 5yo who is fine over 2m and 2m4f; heavy ground perhaps not ideal last time when first tried in a tongue-tie and could run well if back on song, for all that he might now be too high in the weights.
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7th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Duyfken

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

15/2

7th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Duyfken

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

15/2

Form: 116833

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.
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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

Form: 242220 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Has won a bumper, three hurdles and two chases, all on good or good to soft; fine under softer conditions and was knocking on the door (hurdles/fences) before failing to give his running the last time here (hurdle); should be well handicapped.
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9th

9

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three hurdles and two chases, all on good or good to soft; fine under softer conditions and was knocking on the door (hurdles/fences) before failing to give his running the last time here (hurdle); should be well handicapped.

20/1

9th

9

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three hurdles and two chases, all on good or good to soft; fine under softer conditions and was knocking on the door (hurdles/fences) before failing to give his running the last time here (hurdle); should be well handicapped.

20/1

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

Form: F31241 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Two wins at Sedgefield this year (novice/handicap; both soft) and he's essentially progressive; up 7lb for last time but that was fairly easy.
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10th

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Coup De Coeur

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Two wins at Sedgefield this year (novice/handicap; both soft) and he's essentially progressive; up 7lb for last time but that was fairly easy.

5/1

10th

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Coup De Coeur

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Two wins at Sedgefield this year (novice/handicap; both soft) and he's essentially progressive; up 7lb for last time but that was fairly easy.

5/1

Form: -242S1 C

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Consistent 8yo who wasn't overly pressed to win over slightly shorter here when last seen on New Year's Day (soft); 6lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he's fine when fresh.
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4th

6

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Scots Poet

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Kept on strongly to collar Cuban Cigar over C&D (soft) three weeks ago and is now 4-18 over hurdles; evidently in good nick but recent 3lb rise demands even more from him.

8/1

4th

6

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Scots Poet

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Kept on strongly to collar Cuban Cigar over C&D (soft) three weeks ago and is now 4-18 over hurdles; evidently in good nick but recent 3lb rise demands even more from him.

8/1

1st

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Scots Poet

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent and not had all that much racing for an 8yo; won well at Musselburgh on New Year's Day (1m7f, soft) and just never gave his running back there three weeks ago in Mack The Man's race; hard to discount.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: -56880 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won a Class 2 handicap here just over 12 months ago off 7lb higher but this season hasn't really got going and blinkers are now turned to.
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1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap off 11lb higher under Charlie Maggs at Musselburgh 14 months ago so the ability is there; however, last season didn't really get off the ground and he tried two different types of headgear.

9/1

1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap off 11lb higher under Charlie Maggs at Musselburgh 14 months ago so the ability is there; however, last season didn't really get off the ground and he tried two different types of headgear.

9/1

12th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Collingham

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won a Class 2 handicap here just over 12 months ago off 7lb higher but this season hasn't really got going and blinkers are now turned to.

20/1

Form: -553R6 CD

Last run: 160 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
His win in this two years ago was the first leg of a hat-trick; back on a really good mark but plenty of water has since passed under the bridge and he's been off since October when running a quiet race at Kelso.
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6th

8

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

The Navigator

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Dianne Sayer

slowly away, held up in rear

25/1

6th

8

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

The Navigator

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Dianne Sayer

slowly away, held up in rear

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £127.40
Straight Forecast £100.60
Tricast £878.16
Trifecta £1366.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Mack The Man

Telegraph:

Coup De Coeur

The Sun:

Scots Poet

Daily Mail:

Final Edgar

The Star:

Beaumesnil

D Express:

Collingham

TOPSPEED:

Restandbethankful

SPOTLIGHT:

Cuban Cigar

POSTDATA:

Serious Ego

Daily Mirror:

Coup De Coeur

Daily Record:

Scots Poet

The Times:

Mack The Man

The Guardian:

Mack The Man