April 21 / 17.15 Musselburgh

17.15

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  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.60
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 142134 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Held up and sometimes slowly away, as on latest start; five AW wins (one over this far) and registered his first turf success at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month, going away at the finish; easily his best other turf start was two weeks ago when creditable, staying-on fourth at Bath (1m2f, heavy); 1m4f away from testing ground would give him more to prove but he's highly respected as a strikingly in-form candidate.
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6th

2

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Destinado

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Been a revelation for James Owen this year, winning six times from 9.4f to 12.5f; things didn't go well at Chester last week but that was after a slow start from a wide draw and he still looks feasibly treated on the form of his Musselburgh win last month; not ruled out in change of headgear.

10/1

6th

2

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Destinado

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: James Owen

Been a revelation for James Owen this year, winning six times from 9.4f to 12.5f; things didn't go well at Chester last week but that was after a slow start from a wide draw and he still looks feasibly treated on the form of his Musselburgh win last month; not ruled out in change of headgear.

10/1

7th

4

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Destinado

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Been a revelation for James Owen this year, winning six times from 9.5f to 12.5f; 4lb rise for latest Musselburgh success shouldn't prevent another prominent showing.

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 11212- CD

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Career-best form last May-August with a golden spell comprising three wins and two seconds; first four of those runs were at about 1m3f/1m4f and the narrow defeat to Baez on latest came in a slowly run race at 2m2f; four of them were also at this track and all on good or good to firm; absent 235 days but needs plenty of respect.
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5th

7

(6)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Simple Star

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Dianne Sayer

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

3/1

5th

7

(6)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Simple Star

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Dianne Sayer

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

3/1

2nd

10

(14)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

Career-best form last May-August with a golden spell comprising three wins and two seconds; first four of those runs were at about 1m3f/1m4f and the narrow defeat to Baez on latest came in a slowly run race at 2m2f; four of them were also at this track and all on good or good to firm; absent 235 days but needs plenty of respect.

10/1

5/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: /9811-

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Improved markedly to win on soft ground in her first two handicaps, going on over 2f out at Newbury (1m2f) in July and making most at Brighton (1m4f) in September; it was just a five-runner race last time but she knuckled down to do it comfortably in the end and, although 8lb higher for this reappearance and this looks like being different ground, she is one to note.
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4th

4

(2)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Plus Point

9st 4lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

Improved markedly when switched to handicaps last year, winning on soft ground at Newbury (1m2f) and Brighton (1m4f); returning from seven months off when third of 13 at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) 13 days ago, but she now has to prove her stamina upped significantly in trip.

4/1

20/1

Form: 9-2930 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
11 wins in total but last three were at Catterick and latest was in 2022; fit from an AW campaign but his second at Southwell in January was markedly better than his three performances since.
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10th

4

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield on inner

14/1

10th

4

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield on inner

14/1

4th

7

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

11 wins in total but last three were at Catterick and latest was in 2022; fit from an AW campaign but his second at Southwell in January was markedly better than his three performances since.

20/1

Form: 3-9060 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Won her only start here (2021); has not been in any form since returning in January from six months off; slipped 8lb in that time and the move away from Tapeta might help, but others look more solid.
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7th

7

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

My Little Queens

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, switched to centre 3f out

7/2

7th

7

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

My Little Queens

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, switched to centre 3f out

7/2

1st

4

(3)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

My Little Queens

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, eased towards finish, readily

7/2

Form: 4425-3 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Last win was off a 20lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall form decline, but it's easy to make a case even on form shown last autumn and he made a respectable reappearance 12 days ago; considered each-way.
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1st

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Dark Jedi

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 21lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall decline, but it's easy to make a case on some form in the autumn and he's run respectably in both starts this year; not ruled out back up in trip.

7/1

Form: 13-034 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won a 1m2f maiden handicap at Ayr last August and twice over 1m4f on AW in the autumn; needs better than he's shown in his three starts (AW) this year.
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5th

6

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Bohemian Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, switched to centre 3f out

12/1

5th

6

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Bohemian Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, switched to centre 3f out

12/1

7th

8

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Bohemian Breeze

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a 1m2f maiden handicap at Ayr last August and twice over 1m4f on AW in the autumn; needs better than he's shown in his three starts (AW) this year.

12/1

Form: 28-619 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Sent handicapping for his last four starts, all 1m4f and winning at Wolverhampton in February but he was well held in the other three; ridden by Archie Young on last three outings; makes turf debut, having been absent throughout the 2023 turf season.
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4th

5

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Sax Appeal

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

led, faced challenges over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

14/1

4th

5

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Sax Appeal

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Low-mileage 4yo who landed 1m4f Wolverhampton handicap in February; below that level in similar company at Lingfield and Musselburgh since though so he needs to get back on track.

14/1

8th

3

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Sax Appeal

9st 8lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Sent handicapping for his last four starts, all 1m4f and winning at Wolverhampton in February but he was well held in the other three; ridden by Archie Young on last three outings; makes turf debut, having been absent throughout the 2023 turf season.

12/1

Form: 25179- D

Last run: 123 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Two 1m4f Flat wins, latterly in clearcut style from the front at Newbury (soft) last July; two backward steps on AW late in the year and his hurdling debut in January wasn't great, but he needs a second look.
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9th

5

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Stonking

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Heather Main

Two 1m4f Flat wins, latterly in clearcut style from the front at Newbury (soft) last July; two backward steps on AW late in the year and his hurdling debut in January wasn't great, but he needs a second look.

14/1

9th

5

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Stonking

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Heather Main

Two 1m4f Flat wins, latterly in clearcut style from the front at Newbury (soft) last July; two backward steps on AW late in the year and his hurdling debut in January wasn't great, but he needs a second look.

14/1

10th

13

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:50 Newbury

Stonking

11st 8lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, prominent, short of room just before 1st

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-6602 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
While not as good as his 2022 form, his second at Newcastle (2m, AW) last time was his best result since; there's 1m4f and turf form among his old best efforts but a bit more for him to prove on both counts today.
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10th

2

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Haveyoumissedme

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

While not as good as his 2022 form, his second at Newcastle (2m, AW) last time was his best result since; there's 1m4f and turf form among his old best efforts but a bit more for him to prove on both counts today.

8/1

10th

2

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Haveyoumissedme

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

While not as good as his 2022 form, his second at Newcastle (2m, AW) last time was his best result since; there's 1m4f and turf form among his old best efforts but a bit more for him to prove on both counts today.

8/1

2nd

2

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haveyoumissedme

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

steadied start, held up in last

11/4

11th
11 (6)
Baez

7/1

Form: 11113- C

Last run: 204 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won four in a row (one here) over 2m-2m2f last July-September and looks effective on any going; very reliable overall but absent 204 days and she does have a little to prove both first time out and dropped back in trip.
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12th

13

(14)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Baez

8st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Jim Goldie

Won four in a row over 2m-2m2f last July-September and the last of those was here (3lb higher today); very reliable overall and had excuses (1m4f and 204 days off) 19 days ago; each-way contender.

7/1

12th

13

(14)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Baez

8st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Jim Goldie

Won four in a row over 2m-2m2f last July-September and the last of those was here (3lb higher today); very reliable overall and had excuses (1m4f and 204 days off) 19 days ago; each-way contender.

7/1

11th

11

(6)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Baez

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Won four in a row (one here) over 2m-2m2f last July-September and looks effective on any going; very reliable overall but absent 204 days and she does have a little to prove both first time out and dropped back in trip.

7/1

12th
12 (10)
Soowaih

12/1

Form: 5518-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Held up at or towards rear on last three starts; returned from wind surgery with a strong-finishing novice win at Newcastle (1m, AW) on first occasion and shaped okay on handicap debut later in October; left Roger Varian for 23,000gns, gelded and made late headway when upped to 1m2f on stable debut four weeks ago; better on AW so far (first two outings were on turf) but has had just five races and has some stamina in the family, so he's unexposed.
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2nd

12

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soowaih

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

squeezed out start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, steady headway from 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well and went second towards finish, did well in the circumstances

20/1

2nd

12

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soowaih

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

squeezed out start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, steady headway from 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well and went second towards finish, did well in the circumstances

20/1

5th

8

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Soowaih

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Came good for Roger Varian in 1m AW novice in September but failed to build upon encouraging seasonal/stable debut when well beaten at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) last week; drops back in trip with a point to prove.

14/1

25/1

Form: 34247-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Pretty consistent in defeat last year (over a wide variety of distances) except at the start and finish of that campaign; thereabouts if he can resume in good form this time, as he did in 2022, but career record is dominated by what he's done at Carlisle.
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2nd

4

(1)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

20:00 Carlisle

Detective

8st 12lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Dianne Sayer

Failed to beat a rival at Musselburgh on seasonal debut but may well rebound as he's best at Carlisle; five course wins include this race in 2022 (neck second last year); not ruled out.

8/1

2nd

4

(1)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

20:00 Carlisle

Detective

8st 12lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Dianne Sayer

Failed to beat a rival at Musselburgh on seasonal debut but may well rebound as he's best at Carlisle; five course wins include this race in 2022 (neck second last year); not ruled out.

8/1

Non-runners

Green Team

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Payout
Exacta £142.50
Straight Forecast £195.76
Tricast £939.13
Trifecta £1182.90

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Plus Point

The Star:

Simple Star

RP RATINGS:

Dark Jedi

SPOTLIGHT:

Destinado

TOPSPEED:

My Little Queens

The Times:

Plus Point

Telegraph:

Plus Point

D Express:

Plus Point

Daily Mirror:

Plus Point

The Sun:

Plus Point

Daily Record:

Simple Star

POSTDATA:

Dark Jedi