14:50 Musselburgh 15 Oct 2018

Racing UK's Biggest Ever Flat Season Handicap (Div 2) (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

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No.
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
035721
iT
Dark blue, white inverted triangle, armlets and cap (The Beer Stalkers & Ruth Carr)

Explain 13 

ch g Kyllachy - Descriptive (Desert King)

6 9-12 v
76
6 9-12 v
76

Won 13-runner handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to soft, 7/1) 13 days ago. Can make presence felt.

Won 13-runner handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to soft, 7/1) 13 days ago. Can make presence felt.

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2 (8)
336525
iT
Dark blue, red chevron, white sleeves, red cap, white star (Ventura Racing 6 & Partner)

Inner Circle (IRE)  12 

b g Choisir - Eternity Ring (Alzao)

4 9-8 p
72
4 9-8 p
72

One win from 24 Flat runs. Twenty runs since last win in 2016. 17/2, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 12 days ago. Can make presence felt.

One win from 24 Flat runs. Twenty runs since last win in 2016. 17/2, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 12 days ago. Can make presence felt.

3 (6)
871000
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Gabrial The Tiger (IRE)  12 

b g Kodiac - Invincible (Slip Anchor)

6 9-8
72
6 9-8
72

4-time C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 50/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 12 days ago.

4-time C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 50/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 12 days ago.

4 (9)
124120
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr John Blackburn Racing)

Coviglia (IRE)  25 

gr g Invincible Spirit - Bright Snow (Gulch)

4 9-6
70
4 9-6
70

3 wins from 8 runs this year. Latest win at Ayr in August. Eleventh of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Ayr (8f, heavy) 25 days ago.

3 wins from 8 runs this year. Latest win at Ayr in August. Eleventh of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Ayr (8f, heavy) 25 days ago.

5 (5)
430360
iT
Red, white epaulets, red sleeves, black armlets, black cap (Mr V Spinks & Partner)

Ventura Secret (IRE)  25 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Bajan Belle (Efisio)

4 9-3 t1
67
4 9-3 t1
67

Course winner. 12/1, last of 14 in handicap at Ayr (8f, heavy) 25 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Course winner. 12/1, last of 14 in handicap at Ayr (8f, heavy) 25 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

6 (2)
668661
iT
Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap (Mrs K Hall & Partner)

Roaring Forties (IRE) (ex6)  4 

b g Invincible Spirit - Growling (Celtic Swing)

5 9-2 b
66 6
5 9-2 b
66 6

C&D winner. 6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 14-runner handicap at Ayr (7.2f, heavy) 4 days ago, staying on well. Carries penalty.

C&D winner. 6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 14-runner handicap at Ayr (7.2f, heavy) 4 days ago, staying on well. Carries penalty.

7 (1)
343257
iT
White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

Inglorious 4 

gr g Kheleyf - Impulsive Decision (Nomination)

4 9-1 v
65
4 9-1 v
65

C&D winner. 8/1 and blinkered for 1st time, bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, heavy) 4 days ago. Visor back on.

C&D winner. 8/1 and blinkered for 1st time, bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, heavy) 4 days ago. Visor back on.

8 (7)
941346
iT
Royal blue, white stars, royal blue sleeves and cap (Alison Walker Sarah Cousins)

Zoravan (USA)  13 

ch g More Than Ready - Zaralanta (Danehill Dancer)

5 8-13 v
63
5 8-13 v
63

Latest win at Ayr in August. Below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Ayr (8f, good to soft, 3/1) 13 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

Latest win at Ayr in August. Below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Ayr (8f, good to soft, 3/1) 13 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

9 (4)
613201
iT
Grey, red star on body and cap, red sleeves, grey armlets (Mr Ambrose Turnbull & Partner)

Supaulette (IRE)  12 

b f Epaulette - Supreme Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

3 8-12 b
64
3 8-12 b
64

Career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Newcastle (6f, 6/1) 12 days ago, keeping on well. Expected to be bang there.

Career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Newcastle (6f, 6/1) 12 days ago, keeping on well. Expected to be bang there.

Verdict

Explain won well despite being stuck for room at Ayr last time and has to be considered, though his most recent effort at this track was poor. Inner Circle was well beaten here in August but has some solid form to his name since, while Gabrial The Tiger was a good winner when last tried at this track but has been blown away in three starts since. It may be worth siding with SUPAULETTE, who won well over 6f at Newcastle last time, has some solid form to his name at this venue, and appears to be equally adept over this trip too.

Verdict

SUPAULETTE showed improved form to resume winning ways when beating 2 subsequent winners at Newcastle and can defy a 5 lb rise. Other last-time-out winners Explain and Roaring Forties are feared most.