14:00 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

Enhanced Place Odds At 188Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 7f 170y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
P361-P4
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap (Mr T G Leslie)

Mahler Lad (IRE)  33 

b g Mahler - Sister Merenda (Dr Massini)

8 11-12 v1
103
8 11-12 v1
103

Suddenly clicked over fences when winning at Sedgefield in April but quickly back in the doldrums at Market Rasen following month and remote fourth at Sedgefield on return. Change of headgear.

Suddenly clicked over fences when winning at Sedgefield in April but quickly back in the doldrums at Market Rasen following month and remote fourth at Sedgefield on return. Change of headgear.

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2
6-57621
iT
Grey, pink and grey halved sleeves, pink cap (Wharton, Nixon, Jardine)

So Satisfied 21 

b g Aqlaam - Pirouetting (Pivotal)

7 11-12 p
103
7 11-12 p
103

Good second at Musselburgh (23.7f) after 6 months off and went one better at Catterick 5 days later. Up 4 lb but remains well treated on old form.

Good second at Musselburgh (23.7f) after 6 months off and went one better at Catterick 5 days later. Up 4 lb but remains well treated on old form.

3
545-421
iT
White, red seams, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap (County Set Four & Keith Hunter)

Misfits (IRE)  26 

b g Beneficial - Park Rose (Roselier)

7 11-10 t
101
7 11-10 t
101

Finally put it all together under a more prominent ride than usual when off the mark in 11-runner handicap chase over C&D last month (23.8f). 7 lb rise may find him out, however.

Finally put it all together under a more prominent ride than usual when off the mark in 11-runner handicap chase over C&D last month (23.8f). 7 lb rise may find him out, however.

4
235572
iT
Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, royal blue stars (Farming Army Newitt Flannigan Findlate)

Achill Road Boy (IRE)  23 

b g Morozov - Presenting Katie (Presenting)

9 11-6
97
9 11-6
97

Fallen below his last winning mark and ran one of his better races when runner-up at Fakenham last month, albeit looking less than enthusiastic.

Fallen below his last winning mark and ran one of his better races when runner-up at Fakenham last month, albeit looking less than enthusiastic.

5
35624-4
iT
Gold, red sash, sleeves and cap with gold hoop (Messrs F T Walton)

Dun Faw Good 33 

br g Grape Tree Road - Dun Rose (Roscoe Blake)

11 10-7
84
11 10-7
84

Four-time winner between the flags but remains a maiden under Rules and offered little after 16 months off at Sedgefield.

Four-time winner between the flags but remains a maiden under Rules and offered little after 16 months off at Sedgefield.

6
646P6P
iT
Yellow, emerald green spots and sleeves, yellow cap (Northumberland Racing Club)

Nicki's Nipper 31 

b m Denounce - Mistress Star (Soldier Rose)

10 10-4 p
81
10 10-4 p
81

Form has tailed off pretty badly since scoring over hurdles at Cartmel during the summer.

Form has tailed off pretty badly since scoring over hurdles at Cartmel during the summer.

7
5P546U
iT
Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Nelly La Rue (IRE)  26 

b m Flemensfirth - Desperately Hoping (Un Desperado)

11 10-0 p
77 17
11 10-0 p
77 17

Little solid form and easily opposed from so far out of the weights.

Little solid form and easily opposed from so far out of the weights.

Verdict

So Satisfied has only gone up 4lb for scoring by a neck over 3m1f at Catterick last time and should be thereabouts, though he was held by MISFITS over C&D previously and Lucinda Russell's charge may be able to confirm the form this afternoon. Achill Road Boy steps up in trip after staying on to land minor money over 2m5f at Fakenham and has place possibilities, as does Mahler Lad, who sports a first-time visor.

Verdict

SO SATISFIED took advantage of his reduced mark at Catterick 3 weeks ago and remains well treated on old form. Achill Road Boy continues to creep down the weights and looks better handicapped than Misfits, who was hit by a 7 lb rise after his win over C&D last month.

14:30 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

188bet.co.uk Download The App Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 2 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 3f 81y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1
523112
iT
Royal blue and white (quartered), black and white striped sleeves and cap (Straightline Bloodstock)

Silver Concorde 44 

b g Dansili - Sacred Pearl (Daylami)

10 12-2
137
10 12-2
137

2014 Champion Bumper winner. Won maiden/novice events at this venue since joining current yard and produced his best effort yet when runner-up in a handicap back here last time. Should win.

2014 Champion Bumper winner. Won maiden/novice events at this venue since joining current yard and produced his best effort yet when runner-up in a handicap back here last time. Should win.

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2
P-F1581
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap (Mrs S Russell & A M Russell)

The Road Home (IRE)  42 

b g Oscar - In Fact (Classic Cliche)

6 11-9 t
-
6 11-9 t
-

Left his hurdling debut form well behind when winning 11-runner novice at this course (15.8f, soft) last month, making most and forging clear. Had the run of the race but is open to further progress.

Left his hurdling debut form well behind when winning 11-runner novice at this course (15.8f, soft) last month, making most and forging clear. Had the run of the race but is open to further progress.

Verdict

SILVER CONCORDE landed maiden and novice hurdles here earlier in the season and although he was turned over by Sir Chauvelin in a handicap last time, he pulled 14 lengths clear of the third and his subsequent 4lb rise is therefore warranted. The Road Home, a point winner, landed a 2m maiden hurdle here last time out and may be seen to best effect when switched to handicap company later down the line.

Verdict

SILVER CONCORDE is well clear on Timeform ratings and should prove too strong for his sole rival.

15:00 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

188bet Mobile Novices' Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 3f 193y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1
3225-11
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Lxii)

Divine Spear (IRE)  54 

b g Oscar - Testaway (Commanche Run)

7 11-10
143
7 11-10
143

Useful, largely consistent handicap hurdler who has quickly reached a higher level over fences, making it 2-2 in a 2m novices' handicap at Ascot in December. Hard to oppose back in calmer waters.

Useful, largely consistent handicap hurdler who has quickly reached a higher level over fences, making it 2-2 in a 2m novices' handicap at Ascot in December. Hard to oppose back in calmer waters.

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2
59-61P3
iT
Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets and star on emerald green cap (The Gilbert's & Mr Campbell)

Delegate 78 

ch g Robin Des Champs - As You Leave (Kaldounevees)

8 11-4 t
134 WS
8 11-4 t
134 WS

Produced a career best (useful form) to get off the mark in this sphere at Sligo (17.4f) in August. Not so good both starts since, including on debut for this yard at Sedgefield in November.

Produced a career best (useful form) to get off the mark in this sphere at Sligo (17.4f) in August. Not so good both starts since, including on debut for this yard at Sedgefield in November.

3
711222
iT
Grey, red hoops, light green sleeves, light green cap, red diamond (Don't Tell The Wife Racing Ltd P'ship)

Derintoher Yank (IRE)  74 

b g Dubai Destination - Anns Present (Presenting)

7 11-4 h
131
7 11-4 h
131

Couldn't complete the hat-trick (first win over hurdles) but improved further in defeat when runner-up at Carlisle (15.9f). Rather remote seconds in small fields at Sedgefield/Doncaster since.

Couldn't complete the hat-trick (first win over hurdles) but improved further in defeat when runner-up at Carlisle (15.9f). Rather remote seconds in small fields at Sedgefield/Doncaster since.

4
U48-24P
iT
Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Court Painter (IRE)  21 

b g Court Cave - Comings (Grand Lodge)

8 10-12
75
8 10-12
75

Point winner but just poor form over fences.

Point winner but just poor form over fences.

5
887335
iT
Royal blue and light blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets (Blacklock Simpson)

Mr Witmore (IRE)  48 

b g Whitmore's Conn - Bright Future (Satco)

8 10-12 b
79
8 10-12 b
79

Limited maiden who is well out of his depth.

Limited maiden who is well out of his depth.

Verdict

DIVINE SPEAR appears to be making up into a better chaser than a hurdler and could prove a tough nut to crack on the back of his easy handicap victory at Ascot. If a penalty proves the selection's downfall, Delegate could be the one to pick up the pieces, assuming a recent wind operation has done the trick. Derintoher Yank has been running to a consistent level of form in defeat and could also feasibly make his presence felt.

Verdict

DIVINE SPEAR is already much better over fences than hurdles and can extend his unbeaten record in this sphere to 3. Delegate is preferred to Derintother Yank for the forecast.

15:30 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

188bet.co.uk Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 7f 124y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
17-43P3
iT
Red, large emerald green spots, grey sleeves, red spots, emerald green and red quartered cap (Mercer Campbell Coltherd)

Suprise Vendor (IRE)  15 

ch g Fath - Dispol Jazz (Alhijaz)

12 11-12
100
12 11-12
100

Returned below form but having slipped in the weights he ran his best race for some time when third at Newcastle (2m) last month. Needs to back that up now.

Returned below form but having slipped in the weights he ran his best race for some time when third at Newcastle (2m) last month. Needs to back that up now.

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2
13P4-25
iT
Emerald green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap (First Sleepers, Craig Farm)

Sleep In First (FR)  42 

b g Sleeping Car - First Union (Shafoun)

12 11-12 b1
100
12 11-12 b1
100

Nine-time winner who proved his ability remains intact when runner-up at Sedgefield (16.8f) in November. Not in same form last time but application of blinkers may well perk him up.

Nine-time winner who proved his ability remains intact when runner-up at Sedgefield (16.8f) in November. Not in same form last time but application of blinkers may well perk him up.

3
653/579
iT
Black, yellow stripe, check cap (Mr Ian G M Dalgleish)

Titus Bolt (IRE)  11 

b g Titus Livius - Megan's Bay (Muhtarram)

9 11-12
100
9 11-12
100

Hurdles/Flat winner who hinted at a revival when fifth in a 14-runner C&D event in December. However, he's not matched that either outing since.

Hurdles/Flat winner who hinted at a revival when fifth in a 14-runner C&D event in December. However, he's not matched that either outing since.

4
530/44-7
iT
Dark blue, yellow stars, checked sleeves, yellow cap (Hale Racing Limited)

Petapenko 95 

b g Archipenko - Tricoteuse (Kris)

7 11-8 b
96
7 11-8 b
96

Bumper winner who showed modest form in this sphere during 2015/16. Chase/yard debut gamble went astray on the back of 17 months off in November, but that may be worth noting here. Blinkered.

Bumper winner who showed modest form in this sphere during 2015/16. Chase/yard debut gamble went astray on the back of 17 months off in November, but that may be worth noting here. Blinkered.

5
F84/38-8
iT
Orange, white chevron, chevrons on sleeves, white cap (The Extra Time Partnership)

Lady Clitico (IRE)  42 (20F) 

b m Bushranger - Villa Nova (Petardia)

7 11-8 h
96
7 11-8 h
96

Showed that she retains a fair level of ability judged on her efforts on the Flat last year (a winner at Catterick in May). However, efforts under both codes since the turn of the year below par.

Showed that she retains a fair level of ability judged on her efforts on the Flat last year (a winner at Catterick in May). However, efforts under both codes since the turn of the year below par.

6
P38P-PP
iT
Tan, black and green hooped sleeves, red cap (Jane Walton And George Charlton Partne)

Devils Water 12 

b g Overbury - Reel Charmer (Dancing High)

7 11-8 h
96
7 11-8 h
96

Had lost his way for George Charlton when last seen in spring 2017. Yard debut best overlooked (saddle slipped after fifth) and this ought to reveal more.

Had lost his way for George Charlton when last seen in spring 2017. Yard debut best overlooked (saddle slipped after fifth) and this ought to reveal more.

7
7067
iT
Maroon, grey and maroon hooped sleeves and cap (Triumph In Mind)

Grecian King 21 

b g Kheleyf - Grecian Air (King's Best)

5 11-3 h
91
5 11-3 h
91

Has looked a poor maiden both on the level and over hurdles and switch to handicaps in this sphere failed to bring about an upturn, albeit from a stiff-opening mark.

Has looked a poor maiden both on the level and over hurdles and switch to handicaps in this sphere failed to bring about an upturn, albeit from a stiff-opening mark.

8
7/8008-2
iT
White, emerald green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr M Sawers)

Our Lucas (IRE)  54 

b g Jeremy - Alassio (Gulch)

6 11-3
91
6 11-3
91

Improved at second time of asking for this yard when chasing home the thriving Charmant at Ayr (2m) in December. Good chance of going one better if turning up in same form.

Improved at second time of asking for this yard when chasing home the thriving Charmant at Ayr (2m) in December. Good chance of going one better if turning up in same form.

9
336/6P-P
iT
Black and white stripes, white sleeves, black stars, striped cap (W M D Racing)

The Compeller (IRE)  53 

b g Lawman - Mark Too (Mark of Esteem)

6 11-2 t
90
6 11-2 t
90

Irish Flat winner in 2015, but didn't really convince over hurdles the following year. Did too much too soon on return from 19 months off at Newcastle (2m) in December.

Irish Flat winner in 2015, but didn't really convince over hurdles the following year. Did too much too soon on return from 19 months off at Newcastle (2m) in December.

10
245441
iT
Emerald green, orange star, emerald green sleeves, orange stars, emerald green cap, orange star (Ms Rose Enright)

Toarmandowithlove (IRE)  12 

ch m Choisir - Deadly Buzz (Darshaan)

10 10-8 t b
82
10 10-8 t b
82

Change of tactics worked the oracle when belatedly shedding maiden tag at Catterick (19.3f) 12 days ago, soon well clear and keeping on. Circumstances may not be so favourable here.

Change of tactics worked the oracle when belatedly shedding maiden tag at Catterick (19.3f) 12 days ago, soon well clear and keeping on. Circumstances may not be so favourable here.

11
44-906
iT
Red, beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (R M & T Holdings Limited & Partners)

Rockliffe 68 

b g Notnowcato - Hope Island (Titus Livius)

5 10-8
82
5 10-8
82

Fair on Flat up to 11.5f for Mick Channon. Winless for present stable though, and he's failed to get competitive in handicap hurdles this season.

Fair on Flat up to 11.5f for Mick Channon. Winless for present stable though, and he's failed to get competitive in handicap hurdles this season.

12
00672
iT
Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Pc Dixon 9 

ch g Sixties Icon - Lakaam (Danzero)

5 10-6
80
5 10-6
80

Modest maiden on the Flat who improved on recent hurdling exploits when runner-up at Newcastle (2m) 9 days ago. That was a weak affair though, so no sure thing to build on that here.

Modest maiden on the Flat who improved on recent hurdling exploits when runner-up at Newcastle (2m) 9 days ago. That was a weak affair though, so no sure thing to build on that here.

13
4368P-9
iT
Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves (Mr H Burns)

Marbeth (IRE)  172 

b m Frozen Power - Suddenly (Puissance)

5 10-2
76
5 10-2
76

Failed to kick on from initial hurdling promise last term and again showed little, albeit returning from 5 months off at Cartmel in August. Absent again ahead of this.

Failed to kick on from initial hurdling promise last term and again showed little, albeit returning from 5 months off at Cartmel in August. Absent again ahead of this.

Verdict

Slightly better ground should suit the Flat-bred OUR LUCAS who turned in a career-best effort when only finding one too strong at Ayr last time. He looks to be going the right way now and can prove too strong for Toarmandowithlove, who has gone up 6lb for her recent victory at Catterick. Sleep In First has been going well of late and is another to note.

Verdict

OUR LUCAS is seemingly not the easiest to train, though he improved on his previous exploits when runner-up on return over 2m at Ayr in December. He gets the nod in the hope he can build on that now, with Petapenko, Toarmandowithlove and Suprise Vendor are a trio of others to consider.

16:00 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

In Play Betting At 188Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,198 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 7f 124y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
324-114
iT
Dark green and red diamonds, dark green and white diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mr A Phillips & Mr&Mrs Sperling)

Charmant (FR)  31 

b g Balko - Ravissante (Mad Tax)

6 11-12 h
118
6 11-12 h
118

Much improved this season, winning in good style at Sedgefield and Ayr in December. Had his winning run ended but ran with credit in a better race last time and should go well again.

Much improved this season, winning in good style at Sedgefield and Ayr in December. Had his winning run ended but ran with credit in a better race last time and should go well again.

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2
5-P1134
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap (Mrs S Russell & A M Russell)

Ask The Tycoon (IRE)  54 

b g Ask - Mountainviewqueen (Norwich)

5 11-4
110
5 11-4
110

Winner on his only start in bumpers and has shown aptitude for hurdling with 2 in-frame efforts. Remains with potential now switched to handicaps.

Winner on his only start in bumpers and has shown aptitude for hurdling with 2 in-frame efforts. Remains with potential now switched to handicaps.

3
213
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Xxxvii)

Canny Style 33 

b m Canford Cliffs - Stylish One (Invincible Spirit)

5 11-2
108
5 11-2
108

Fairly useful handicapper on Flat who won maiden hurdle over C&D in November. Unsuited by emphasis on stamina on her handicap debut last time and remains capable of better.

Fairly useful handicapper on Flat who won maiden hurdle over C&D in November. Unsuited by emphasis on stamina on her handicap debut last time and remains capable of better.

4
6/07312
iT
Maroon, white chevrons, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs Margaret Coppola)

Nendrum (IRE)  34 

br g Westerner - Westgrove Berry (Presenting)

9 11-0 t
106
9 11-0 t
106

Never looked in any danger when off the mark in 12-runner handicap over C&D in January. Appeared well in under a penalty but couldn't repeat the feat last time and things likely to be tougher now.

Never looked in any danger when off the mark in 12-runner handicap over C&D in January. Appeared well in under a penalty but couldn't repeat the feat last time and things likely to be tougher now.

5
P3P6P0
iT
White, red cross belts, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap (British Racing Club)

Hey Listen (IRE)  58 

b g Kutub - Crescendor (Lavirco)

6 10-6
98
6 10-6
98

Well held back over hurdles at this C&D in December (handicap hurdle debut) and has a fair bit to prove at present.

Well held back over hurdles at this C&D in December (handicap hurdle debut) and has a fair bit to prove at present.

Verdict

Charmant saw his winning run come to an end at Kelso last month but he still ran well on that occasion and remains in excellent form. Ask The Tycoon goes handicapping for the first time and could be on a fair mark, while Nendrum is respected while in such rude health at present. However, CANNY STYLE could be worth sticking with having won in gritty fashion here before again running with credit at Sedgefield last time.

Verdict

CANNY STYLE was unsuited by the emphasis on stamina on her handicap debut at Sedgefield last time, but she remains capable of better, especially now returned to the scene of her maiden win and back on better ground. Charmant should go well again, while Ask The Tycoon remains with potential switching to handicaps.

16:30 Musselburgh 14 Feb 2018

Champions League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,094 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f 180y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
22-8521
iT
Light blue, white braces and sleeves (Tim & Miranda Johnson)

Nefyn Bay 26 

b g Overbury - So Cloudy (Cloudings)

9 11-12 t
105
9 11-12 t
105

Back on his game when adding to chase tally at this venue last month. 4 lb lower over hurdles, so follow-up claims are fairly obvious.

Back on his game when adding to chase tally at this venue last month. 4 lb lower over hurdles, so follow-up claims are fairly obvious.

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2
48/P3-PP
iT
Purple, grey stars, grey sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, grey star (Mr W F Corbett)

Staigue Fort 44 

b g Kirkwall - Mulberry Wine (Benny The Dip)

10 11-11
104
10 11-11
104

Dual handicap hurdle winner in 2013/14 but lightly raced since and has looked one with problems of late.

Dual handicap hurdle winner in 2013/14 but lightly raced since and has looked one with problems of late.

3
22P4-55
iT
Orange, black cross belts, black cap (Miss Stacey McQueen)

Berkshire Downs 30 

b m Tiger Hill - Cut Corn (King's Theatre)

8 11-9 p
102
8 11-9 p
102

Remains a maiden but was runner-up 3 times last term. Little impression both starts at Ayr last month but has dropped to a tempting mark if upping his game.

Remains a maiden but was runner-up 3 times last term. Little impression both starts at Ayr last month but has dropped to a tempting mark if upping his game.

4
P-P68D4
iT
Red and yellow diamonds, red sleeves, yellow armlets and diamonds on cap (Mr Alan J Brown)

Wind Of Hope (IRE)  33 

b g September Storm - Ciara's Run (Topanoora)

9 11-7 p
100
9 11-7 p
100

Won maiden hurdle at Perth for Lucinda Russell in 2015. Little impact for Alan Brown but worked way back to form for new yard, fourth of 13 at Sedgefield a month ago.

Won maiden hurdle at Perth for Lucinda Russell in 2015. Little impact for Alan Brown but worked way back to form for new yard, fourth of 13 at Sedgefield a month ago.

5
106-07
iT
Straw, purple sleeves (Mrs R Stobart)

Rising Marienbard (IRE)  31 

b g Marienbard - Dromkeen Wood (Primitive Rising)

6 11-7 t
100 4
6 11-7 t
100 4

Irish point winner but well held in bumper and novice hurdles so far. Opening mark too high as a result but he is in good hands.

Irish point winner but well held in bumper and novice hurdles so far. Opening mark too high as a result but he is in good hands.

6
3/5P-63P
iT
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson)

Professor Plum (IRE)  57 

b g Kalanisi - Miss Plum (Ardross)

8 11-7 v
100
8 11-7 v
100

Dual bumper winner in 2014, who showed the benefit of a first-time visor when runner-up over C&D in November. Merely underlined inconsistency at Catterick since.

Dual bumper winner in 2014, who showed the benefit of a first-time visor when runner-up over C&D in November. Merely underlined inconsistency at Catterick since.

7
F-3483
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mike And Eileen Newbould)

Royal Mandate (IRE)  26 

ch g Manduro - Hesperia (Slip Anchor)

6 11-4 p
97
6 11-4 p
97

Fitted with cheekpieces on second handicap start and showed improved form when third of 7 in a 19.4f contest at this venue last month. Isn't really crying out for this far.

Fitted with cheekpieces on second handicap start and showed improved form when third of 7 in a 19.4f contest at this venue last month. Isn't really crying out for this far.

8
430387
iT
Emerald green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap (The Craig Farm Syndicate)

Ange Des Malberaux (FR)  31 

b g Michel Georges - Petite Baie (Alamo Bay)

8 11-0 b
93
8 11-0 b
93

Won handicap at Cartmel (17f) in July and has largely held form well since. Seemed stretched by 25.8 last time and better expected here at this sharper track.

Won handicap at Cartmel (17f) in July and has largely held form well since. Seemed stretched by 25.8 last time and better expected here at this sharper track.

9
P34-634
iT
Red, beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (R J Ball And R M & T Holdings Ltd)

Witness (FR)  44 

b g Astarabad - Belle Yepa (Mansonnien)

9 10-11 t
90
9 10-11 t
90

Out of sorts for a while now over fences so hard to support despite lower hurdles mark.

Out of sorts for a while now over fences so hard to support despite lower hurdles mark.

10
34-6535
iT
Maroon and white stripes, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon cap (Bissett Racing)

Dutch Canyon (IRE)  26 

b g Craigsteel - Chitabe (Lord of Appeal)

8 10-0
79 3
8 10-0
79 3

Long-standing maiden who is hard to support from out of the weights.

Long-standing maiden who is hard to support from out of the weights.

11
34P-864
iT
Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Dolly's Dot (IRE)  17 

b m Vertical Speed - Our Dot (Supreme Leader)

7 10-0
79 5
7 10-0
79 5

Well held in bumper/over hurdles, including in handicap company the last twice.

Well held in bumper/over hurdles, including in handicap company the last twice.

Verdict

NEFYN BAY could be well treated here racing off a mark 4lb lower than when scoring over fences last time and the in-form Donald McCain inmate has the further assistance of Abbie McCain removing 7lb in the plate. Royal Mandate has to be respected and has been running with credit since moving to Rebecca Menzies. He was third here off this mark last time and should be involved, while Berkshire Downs and Witness are others who should be thereabouts.

Verdict

NEFYN BAY added to his tally over fences here last month, and from 4 lb lower, his follow-up claims are obvious back over hurdles. Berkshire Downs and Wind of Hope head the opposition.

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1m 7f 124y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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1
41
iT
Maroon and light blue check, maroon sleeves, light blue cap (Mr Alistair Duncan)

Eternally Yours 50 

b m Sulamani - Well Disguised (Beneficial)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Shaped promisingly once the penny had dropped on debut here in November and duly built on that when landing 12-runner contest at Sedgefield on Boxing Day. Should go well under a penalty.

Shaped promisingly once the penny had dropped on debut here in November and duly built on that when landing 12-runner contest at Sedgefield on Boxing Day. Should go well under a penalty.

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2
3
iT
Emerald green and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves, purple armlets, purple and emerald green quartered cap (The Kestrel Partnership)

Blue Baton (IRE)  42 

b m Presenting - Blu Louisiana (Milan)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Presenting mare. Dam, maiden on Flat in Italy, half-sister to smart bumper winner/very smart hurdler (stayed 21f) Dunguib. Stayed on to take third on C&D debut and is entitled to build on that.

Presenting mare. Dam, maiden on Flat in Italy, half-sister to smart bumper winner/very smart hurdler (stayed 21f) Dunguib. Stayed on to take third on C&D debut and is entitled to build on that.

3
R-
iT
Black and orange (halved), black sleeves, black cap, orange stars (Mrs P M Shirley-beavan)

Indian Opera 304 

b m Indian Danehill - Minouchka (Bulington)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

First foal, dam (c110/h95) 2½m-3½m chase winner. Refused on sole point outing in April 2017.

First foal, dam (c110/h95) 2½m-3½m chase winner. Refused on sole point outing in April 2017.

4
869
iT
Black and pink diabolo, black sleeves, pink cap, black star (Mr J Fyffe)

Rubydoobs (IRE)  76 

b m Beneficial - Time In Milan (Milan)

5 10-12 t
-
5 10-12 t
-

Tongue tied all 3 starts, and though she hasn't achieved much, she's not devoid of ability.

Tongue tied all 3 starts, and though she hasn't achieved much, she's not devoid of ability.

5
80
iT
White, royal blue cross belts, sleeves and cap (McLafferty & Pacheco)

Wise Coco 54 

b m Shirocco - Sensible (Almutawakel)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Little short-term promise in bumpers to end 2017.

Little short-term promise in bumpers to end 2017.

6
5
iT
Brown, silver seams, white cap (Netherfield House Stud)

Chouquette 67 

b f Fame And Glory - Mille Et Une (Trempolino)

4 10-2
-
4 10-2
-

Fame And Glory half-sister to useful hurdler Hell's Kitchen. Dam fair hurdler/chaser (stayed 2½m). Found a "junior" bumper an inadequate test in December and this is more suitable.

Fame And Glory half-sister to useful hurdler Hell's Kitchen. Dam fair hurdler/chaser (stayed 2½m). Found a "junior" bumper an inadequate test in December and this is more suitable.

7
2
iT
Black, yellow chevron, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Richard Vines & David Nott)

Perfect Myth 67 

b f Midnight Legend - Perfect Silence (Dansili)

4 10-2
-
4 10-2
-

Midnight Legend filly. Dam 6f-7f winner. Stable enjoy bumper success and she offered plenty to work on when second of 10 at Wetherby in December (12.4f). This trip promises to suit.

Midnight Legend filly. Dam 6f-7f winner. Stable enjoy bumper success and she offered plenty to work on when second of 10 at Wetherby in December (12.4f). This trip promises to suit.

8
iT
Royal blue, yellow striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (Mr & Mrs W J Williams)

Zakharova 

ch f Beat Hollow - Tcherina (Danehill Dancer)

4 10-2
-
4 10-2
-

Beat Hollow filly. Half-sister to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Balmusette and bumper winner Tolethorpe.

Beat Hollow filly. Half-sister to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Balmusette and bumper winner Tolethorpe.

Verdict

Harry Whittington has a burgeoning stable of talent at his disposal and PERFECT MYTH can build on her second at Wetherby before Christmas to land the spoils here. Lucinda Russell saddles three with Blue Baton and Chouquette the pair to watch out for, while Eternally Yours is the sole winner in the field and she got the job done nicely at the second attempt at Sedgefield on Boxing Day.

Verdict

PERFECT MYTH offered plenty to work on when runner-up in a 'junior' bumper in December, and with the step up to this conventional trip promising to suit, she is preferred in favour of Eternally Yours in receipt of 17 lb.