April 21 / 18.45 Musselburgh

18.45

Good To Soft

Sky Bet Acca Freeze Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Sky Bet Acca Freeze Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 630-00 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Acts on good to soft; two duck eggs in Dubai this year but may revive back on home soil and mark looks workable; impressive on last handicap attempt, then followed up at Group 3 level; respected on that peak form.
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1st

1

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Equality

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Charles Hills

pressed leader

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 53307- D

Last run: 204 days

W: 8st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Sold out Robert Cowell's yard for 24,000gns since last run; very useful on his day (Group 1 placed) but badly lacks recent winning form, being on a three-year losing spell.
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13th

11

(8)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Arecibo

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

9yo who isn't the force of old and has been beaten 29 times since his last win in 2021; however, off a reduced mark he went very close on last month's stable debut at Musselburgh and ran pretty well when fourth at Thirsk next time; not ruled out in reapplied blinkers (won in them early in career).

12/1

13th

11

(8)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Arecibo

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

9yo who isn't the force of old and has been beaten 29 times since his last win in 2021; however, off a reduced mark he went very close on last month's stable debut at Musselburgh and ran pretty well when fourth at Thirsk next time; not ruled out in reapplied blinkers (won in them early in career).

12/1

4th

1

(11)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Arecibo

10st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent, pressed leader going best over 1f out, briefly led inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 7-5624 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Acts on any ground; ties in closely with Blind Beggar and Silky Wilkie on Bath running last time; losing run is mounting up but she remains on a workable mark and recent efforts suggest a return to winning form may be near; major contender.
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2nd

2

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Ripon

Glorious Angel

10st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

She had been threatening prior to her win in a 5f handicap here last month (soft); highly tried twice since and this should be more suitable; one to take seriously.

3/1

2nd

2

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Ripon

Glorious Angel

10st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

She had been threatening prior to her win in a 5f handicap here last month (soft); highly tried twice since and this should be more suitable; one to take seriously.

3/1

4th

3

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:10 Newmarket

Glorious Angel

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Grant Tuer

Busy since reappearing in March and she posted a career best when winning 5f handicap at Ripon (soft; also successful on good/good to firm) last week under a 7lb claimer; just as effective at 6f but this is a much stiffer assignment and she'll need further improvement if she's to follow up.

14/1

Form: 448-50 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Versatile ground-wise; first past the post in Bahrain two months ago but was disqualified for failing a post-race substance test; has a consistent record on home soil and again looks likely to perform well.
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7th

7

(16)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Jm Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Won twice last year (good to firm/soft) and ran really well in defeat in three big-field handicaps over today's C&D; first past the post in Bahrain in February (disqualified due to prohibited substance) and creditable fourth at Musselburgh last month when caught a bit wide; can be bang there.

15/2

7th

7

(16)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Jm Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Won twice last year (good to firm/soft) and ran really well in defeat in three big-field handicaps over today's C&D; first past the post in Bahrain in February (disqualified due to prohibited substance) and creditable fourth at Musselburgh last month when caught a bit wide; can be bang there.

15/2

4th

8

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Jm Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Versatile ground-wise; first past the post in Bahrain two months ago but was disqualified for failing a post-race substance test; has a consistent record on home soil and again looks likely to perform well.

4/1

5/1

Form: 5-7492 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

6th
16 (14)
Be Proud

33/1

Form: 00190- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 8st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Gained his last two wins over 6f on galloping tracks and testing ground; likely to be tapped for toe over this sharp 5f in a warmer grade on seasonal debut; others preferred.
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3rd

2

(6)

14th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Ayr

Be Proud

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second, outpaced over 1f out, rallied final 110yds, kept on

7/1

2

(6)

14th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Ayr

Be Proud

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Only sixth at Musselburgh but needs further than 5f these days and that was a Class 2 handicap; C&D winner for whom rain would be welcomed.

7/1

6th

16

(14)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Be Proud

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Gained his last two wins over 6f on galloping tracks and testing ground; likely to be tapped for toe over this sharp 5f in a warmer grade on seasonal debut; others preferred.

33/1

Form: -30442 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Nearly regained the winning thread on latest AW start, having dropped in the weights; defied a 17lb higher mark over C&D (good to soft) two years ago and returns here looking very attractively handicapped.
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11th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Zarzyni

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David & Nicola Barron

towards rear

8/1

7/1

Form: 29333- D BF

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Acts on good to soft; generally consistent since 2yo win and looked unlucky in 5f handicap at last year's York Ebor festival (three starts ago); has Listed form too; possibilities provided the cards drop right.
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16th

6

(9)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Marine Wave

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Just one (2yo) win from 11 starts but she ran some big races last year, including when unlucky third off today's mark in C&D fillies' handicap last August (good to firm); effective on good to soft, unproven on soft; could improve for last month's reappearance run at Musselburgh; one to consider.

6/1

16th

6

(9)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Marine Wave

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Just one (2yo) win from 11 starts but she ran some big races last year, including when unlucky third off today's mark in C&D fillies' handicap last August (good to firm); effective on good to soft, unproven on soft; could improve for last month's reappearance run at Musselburgh; one to consider.

6/1

8th

5

(10)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Marine Wave

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Acts on good to soft; generally consistent since 2yo win and looked unlucky in 5f handicap at last year's York Ebor festival (three starts ago); has Listed form too; possibilities provided the cards drop right.

7/1

20/1

Form: 405-76 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Has failed to score since 2022 and current mark reflects a dip in his form since last August; well handicapped granted a revival but others have stronger claims.
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9th

10

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Fine Wine

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

led, switched left against near rail after 1f

20/1

9th

10

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Fine Wine

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

led, switched left against near rail after 1f

20/1

Form: 436071 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Held on narrowly from Silky Wilkie at Bath (off 3lb lower) a fortnight ago, taking record on heavy going to 2-2; doesn't necessarily need ground that deep; likely player provided he remains in similar form.
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10th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Blind Beggar

8st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Held on narrowly from Silky Wilkie at Bath (off 3lb lower) a fortnight ago, taking record on heavy going to 2-2; doesn't necessarily need ground that deep; likely player provided he remains in similar form.

8/1

10th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Blind Beggar

8st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Held on narrowly from Silky Wilkie at Bath (off 3lb lower) a fortnight ago, taking record on heavy going to 2-2; doesn't necessarily need ground that deep; likely player provided he remains in similar form.

8/1

1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Blind Beggar

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Prominent racer; now 2lb lower than for his Chelmsford win in November (5f); mixed bag since, including when only seventh at Doncaster two weeks ago (had run well in the corresponding race in 2023); tough task trying to dominate this field but he's 1-1 on heavy ground and also goes well on soft.

16/1

11th
17 (1)
Rock Melody

50/1

Form: 3516-0 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Solid record at Musselburgh but may need further now, having gained last win over 7f; failed to beat a rival when dropped back to 5f on AW reappearance; tough task in this higher grade.
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4th

5

(7)

14th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Ayr

Rock Melody

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear, headway 2f out, no extra final 110yds

8/1

5

(7)

14th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Ayr

Rock Melody

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Effective from 5f to 7f; poor so far this season but likely contender off this mark if turning a corner and rain won't hinder.

8/1

11th

17

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Rock Melody

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Jim Goldie

awkward start

50/1

12th
4 (11)
Arnhem

14/1

Form: 3035-4

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Irish 8yo who retains all of his ability judged on creditable fourth at Dundalk (AW) on seasonal debut; however, remains on career-high mark and seems unlikely to find more improvement at his age.
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12th

4

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Arnhem

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: M G Quinn

Irish 8yo who retains all of his ability judged on creditable fourth at Dundalk (AW) on seasonal debut; however, remains on career-high mark and seems unlikely to find more improvement at his age.

14/1

12th

4

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Arnhem

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: M G Quinn

Irish 8yo who retains all of his ability judged on creditable fourth at Dundalk (AW) on seasonal debut; however, remains on career-high mark and seems unlikely to find more improvement at his age.

14/1

4th

1

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Arnhem

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M G Quinn

Win here came back in 2020 but recorded career-best when far outrunning his mark in finishing third in C&D conditions event in October; backed that up three weeks later with solid run in Group 3 Mercury Stakes over C&D; back from winter break off career-high mark so stiff task.

10/1

16/1

Form: 11850- D

Last run: 245 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Record of 2-8 in Ireland for Natalia Lupini, both wins last June (good/yielding); gelded since last run (below par); follow the market signals on debut for new connections.
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8th

7

(10)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Thirsk

Running Cool

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

taken down early, in touch with leaders against near rail

25/1

8th

7

(10)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Thirsk

Running Cool

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

taken down early, in touch with leaders against near rail

25/1

12th

6

(13)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Running Cool

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent against near rail

25/1

Form: 82800- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
No win since 2022; went close (off 3lb higher) in Irish handicap last July then lost his form; market may prove best guide as to whether a revival is expected on reappearance.
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11th

6

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Michaelas Boy

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

raced in third, lost position 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

11th

6

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Michaelas Boy

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

raced in third, lost position 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

14th

6

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Michaelas Boy

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader

14/1

25/1

Form: 0352-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Raced only at 1m-1m3f; useful for Aidan O'Brien; down the field at Kempton on stable/seasonal debut; likely to struggle for pace dropped sharply in distance.
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14th

15

(10)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Londoner

8st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

66/1

14th

15

(10)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Londoner

8st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

66/1

15th

7

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Londoner

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Raced only at 1m-1m3f; useful for Aidan O'Brien; down the field at Kempton on stable/seasonal debut; likely to struggle for pace dropped sharply in distance.

25/1

Non-runners

Badri, Desperate Hero

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £82.20
Straight Forecast £77.82
Tricast £588.75
Trifecta £691.10

Selections

D Express:

Jm Jungle

RP RATINGS:

Silky Wilkie

POSTDATA:

Fine Wine

Daily Record:

Marine Wave

The Times:

Desperate Hero

SPOTLIGHT:

Glorious Angel

Telegraph:

Blind Beggar

LAMBOURN:

Equality

TOPSPEED:

Arecibo

Daily Mirror:

Jm Jungle

The Sun:

Silky Wilkie

The Star:

Fine Wine