April 21 / 15.45 Musselburgh

15.45

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £10359.54
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 02213-

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Got his act together late last year and remains relatively unexposed, especially over this trip; closed out last season with an unlucky third off today's mark and goes on the shortlist.
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1st

15

(10)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

American Affair

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

prominent in centre of group, going easily 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

2nd

11

(4)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

American Affair

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

From a family that has served his trainer well; scored readily at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; off 10lb lower) six weeks ago on seasonal debut and looks the type to improve further; still unexposed at the minimum distance; strongly respected.

100/30

1st

7

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

American Affair

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Got his act together late last year and remains relatively unexposed, especially over this trip; closed out last season with an unlucky third off today's mark and goes on the shortlist.

5/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 55514- D

Last run: 163 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Hold-up sprinter who can go well fresh and resumes on a workable mark; has options from a central stall and is one of the more interesting runners.
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7th

7

(10)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Paddys Day

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

midfield

8/1

2nd

2

(6)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Paddys Day

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

took keen hold, raced in second

4/1

2nd

2

(6)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Paddys Day

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

took keen hold, raced in second

4/1

3rd
9 (14)
Classy Al

20/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 82044- BF

Last run: 253 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Three-time Ayr winner who's gone well fresh before; has done most racing over 7f, though, and conditions don't seem ideal back from eight months off, with American Affair looking his connections' best chance.
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3rd

4

(9)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Ayr

Classy Al

9st 12lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Has his quirks but he's a four-time course winner who overcame a slow start and hanging to his left when winning over 5f here last month; has the ability to deal with a 4lb rise but Paul Mulrennan, who has ridden him to three of his wins, jumps ship today.

7/2

1st

7

(3)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Classy Al

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, raced in last, switched left over 2f out, good headway but hung badly left over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, ran on well

6/1

1st

7

(3)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Classy Al

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, raced in last, switched left over 2f out, good headway but hung badly left over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, ran on well

6/1

12/1

Form: 95316- D

Last run: 204 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Has often made the running, so has the option of sticking to the far side (can be an advantage on slow ground), but it's hard to know where stall 1 leaves him otherwise; may need this anyway back from seven months off.
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4th

1

(5)

31st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Catterick

Seantrabh

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Declan Carroll

held up in rear, headway on near side of group over 1f out, no telling impression

2/1

4th

8

(9)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Thirsk

Seantrabh

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent early, led narrowly after 1f

5/1

4th

8

(9)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Thirsk

Seantrabh

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent early, led narrowly after 1f

5/1

10/1

Form: 631224 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Does most racing on Tapeta (0-7 on turf) and the handicapper knows where he is with him after a consistent start to the year; this will be just his third crack at 5f and others look stronger.
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8th

8

(5)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Ripon

Westmorian

8st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

3-15 on the AW but yet to win in ten races on turf and has a bit to find with Fortamour on last time's C&D form.

8/1

7th

8

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Westmorian

9st 3lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Grant Tuer

midfield on far side of group

10/1

7th

8

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Westmorian

9st 3lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Grant Tuer

midfield on far side of group

10/1

12/1

Form: 164-84

Last run: 70 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Given a ten-week break since a few below-par efforts on the AW; two wins came over 6f on Tapeta (0-7 on turf) and he's some way down the pecking order.
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7th

7

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Phoenix Beach

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Both wins have come over 6f and he returned to form with a staying-on third at Ripon (5f, good) three weeks ago; the runner-up has since gone one better and he could play a leading role now back up in trip.

15/2

3rd

5

(8)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Phoenix Beach

9st 13lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

slowly into stride

14/1

3rd

5

(8)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Phoenix Beach

9st 13lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

slowly into stride

14/1

Form: 0-7992 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish gelding who blew the start when well backed for his new yard early in the year; much better back to soft turf last time, though, and that gave something to build on, off the same mark, in a first-time hood.
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10th

4

(3)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Son Of Sampers

10st 0lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: David & Nicola Barron

dwelt start

7/1

10th

4

(3)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Son Of Sampers

10st 0lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: David & Nicola Barron

dwelt start

7/1

3rd

3

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

15:10 Hamilton

Son Of Sampers

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ex-Irish 4yo who posted best effort for current stable when keeping-on second at Doncaster (5f, soft) in March; safely held in first-time hood at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago but that race was quite competitive and he can pose a potent threat here if first-time cheekpieces have positive effect.

5/2

Form: 1267-7

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Wins have come off lower marks over 6f, including twice at Hamilton last year, and she's having a first ever run over 5f after an ordinary AW comeback last month; may need some help from the handicapper now.
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8th

4

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Giselles Izzy

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Down the field on first two runs this season before winning at Hamilton last month; however, she excels there and she's since been well beaten at Carlisle; something to prove on first visit here.

16/1

10th

8

(11)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Carlisle

Giselles Izzy

10st 10lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

All three turf wins at Hamilton and just 1lb higher than when scoring by a head there (5f, good to soft) this month; could be ideally berthed if the field come stands' side, but something to prove if the ground is soft/heavy.

7/2

Form: 01334- CD BF

Last run: 188 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Has tended to improve for his comeback run in recent seasons and there's not much wiggle room off this mark back from six months off; an easy 5f on good to soft ground wouldn't appeal as optimal either and Paul Mulrennan rides American Affair.
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2nd

4

(3)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Jordan Electrics

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who comes here having won three of his last four starts (5f-6f, good or faster); made all at Hamilton ten days ago and a 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

15/8

1st

4

(1)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

19:50 Hamilton

Jordan Electrics

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

made all, pestered throughout, switched left and against far rail over 4f out, shaken up inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably

5/1

14

(2)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Jordan Electrics

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Bids for a hat-trick having won at Ayr (6f, good) and Carlisle (5f, good to firm) the last twice; Amie Waugh's 5lb claim is helpful off new mark; better than ever and enters calculations.

8/1

14/1

Form: 2449-7 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Four turf wins last spring/summer, latterly off today's mark over C&D; no surprise that he didn't see out 6f on heavy ground on his return and a better showing can be expected.
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3rd

4

(3)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Ripon

Foreseeable Future

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

in rear

13/2

5th

3

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Thirsk

Foreseeable Future

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Dropped in the weights this season but with good reason; likely to bounce back at some point but looks vulnerable this time.

16/1

7th

9

(11)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Foreseeable Future

9st 8lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ruth Carr

Won this race off 2lb higher last season; well drawn and has a chance but not been in the best of form so far this year.

14/1

Form: 132774 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Came to hand early last season but his wins have all come after a recent outing (returns from two months off) and he's weighted to his best on both turf and the AW currently; latest Tapeta fourth has been well advertised since but he needs to find more.
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6th

9

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Reigning Profit

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ruth Carr

midfield

8/1

15

(12)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Reigning Profit

8st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

In a consistent vein of form, having been placed three times last month, keeping-on third to Jordan Electrics at Carlisle latest; upped in grade but receives weight all round; could go well.

14/1

3rd

2

(7)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Carlisle

Reigning Profit

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Record is 5-38; threatening to regain the winning thread, having finished second at Thirsk (good to soft) and Wolverhampton (AW; beaten a neck) the last twice; solid claims off the same mark.

7/2

Form: 17-281 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Made most when winning his maiden over C&D last spring and made all on Tapeta latest, so could well be the one to grab the rail in front from stall 12; remains lightly raced and goes on the shortlist upped 3lb.
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12th

8

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Whisky McGonagall

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Made most when winning his maiden over C&D last spring and made all on Tapeta latest, so could well be the one to grab the rail in front from stall 12; remains lightly raced and goes on the shortlist upped 3lb.

4/1

12th

8

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Whisky McGonagall

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

swerved right start

4/1

1st

1

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Whisky McGonagall

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

made all

7/1

Non-runners

Rodborough, Buraback

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £69.60
Straight Forecast £63.27
Tricast £919.29
Trifecta £1950.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

American Affair

POSTDATA:

Whisky McGonagall

RP RATINGS:

Reigning Profit

TOPSPEED:

Jordan Electrics

The Times:

Buraback

Daily Mirror:

Foreseeable Future

D Express:

American Affair

The Sun:

American Affair

Daily Record:

Whisky McGonagall

The Star:

Reigning Profit

Telegraph:

Jordan Electrics