16:30 Musselburgh
Champions League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (4) 4yo+
Champions League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 7f 180y Runners: 11
Hurdle Turf
Good To Soft 2m 7f 180y
Top weight NEFYN BAY is better known for his chasing exploits these days but he's in better form than most of these and worth a go over this far, given how gamely he responded for pressure here the last time. Wind Of Hope has claims on his Sedgefield demotion from Boxing Day, while Royal Mandate could also figure if his stamina holds up markedly in trip.[Alistair Jones]
RP Ratings Royal Mandate
THE NORTH Royal Mandate
POSTDATA Ange Des Malberaux
SPOTLIGHT Nefyn Bay
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
Nefyn BayC
Miss A McCain/D McCain
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 2-8521
106 5/2, 11/4
10/3
SP
Three-time hurdle winner better known for chasing exploits these days, responding well for pressure to win off 4lb higher over 2m4f here most recently; only eighth and fifth in two hurdle runs since May 2015 and also unraced over this far, but in better nick than most.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/01/18
    MUS 19Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-11
    1/6 Boy's On Tour[9/4]10-8 t,cp
    Brian Hughes
    109
    63
    119
  • 01/01/18
    CAT 19Sft Cl4 ChHc,7K
    10-10
    2/5 3 1/2l, Ramonex[11/4F]11-12 t,cp
    Lorcan Murtagh
    109
    86
    115
  • 25/11/17
    HUN 15GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-4
    5/7 5 1/2l, Star Foot[9/2]11-7 t
    Miss A McCain
    107
    63
    104
  • 13/11/17
    CRL 17Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-3
    8/14 15 1/2l, Rhymers Stone[28/1]11-5 t
    Adrian Lane
    110
    78
    98
  • 25/01/17
    LUD 15GS Cl4 NvChHc,6K
    11-1
    2/8 16l, Un Prophete[6/1]10-7 t,cp
    Will Kennedy
    113
    91
    119
  • 01/01/17
    CAT 19GS Cl4 ChHc,6K
    10-9
    2/10 1/2l, Future Gilded[13/2]11-7 t,cp
    James Cowley
    108
    108
    119
6
Professor PlumC
C Nichol/Mrs R Dobbin
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 5P-63P
110 4/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Dual bumper winner yet to replicate the same level of form over hurdles and the visor didn't work so well at Catterick last time as it did when taking third over C&D the run before; finding his level but bit to prove after last time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/17
    CAT 25GS Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-7
    PU/11 Buckle Street[15/2]11-5 v
    Craig Nichol
    101
  • 30/11/17
    MUS 23Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    12-0
    3/9 4 1/2l, Court Baloo[6/1]10-4 v(1)
    Craig Nichol
    102
    82
    103
  • 28/10/17
    KEL 22Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    6/11 53l, Reivers Lodge[9/2]10-10
    Henry Morshead
    105
    16
    66
  • 20/02/17
    CRL 25GS Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    PU/10 Midnight Request[9/2]11-0
    Lorcan Murtagh
    107
  • 12/01/17
    CAT 25Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-11
    5/7 9 1/4l, Tuscan Gold[16/1]10-6
    Craig Nichol
    109
    76
    105
  • 16/09/15
    KEL 20GF Cl4 MdHd,3K
    10-11
    3/9 27l, Waterclock[13/2]11-0
    Craig Nichol
    71
    104
7
Royal Mandate
T Kelly/R Menzies
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: F-3483
111 13/2, 6/1
13/2
SP
In first-time cheekpieces he ran well for a long way in his second handicap over 2m3f here most recently (soft), also his first run on anything but good ground; not without hope off the same mark if getting home, though this is a marked step up in trip and he's Flat bred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/01/18
    MUS 19Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-0
    3/7 2 3/4l, Spectator[10/1]11-12 cp(1)
    Tony Kelly
    97
    49
    101
  • 18/12/17
    MUS 15Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-2
    8/14 15l, Wot A Shot[7/1]10-13
    Tony Kelly
    100
    71
    92
  • 08/11/17
    MUS 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    4/14 24l, Beyond The Clouds[25/1]11-5
    Tony Kelly
    71
    99
  • 21/10/17
    MAR 16Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    3/9 12 1/2l, Demon D'Aunou[12/1]11-0
    Conor O'Farrell
    25
    101
  • 29/09/16
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    F/12 Peter The Mayo Man[12/1]11-5
    Harry Skelton
4
Wind Of Hope
H Brooke/A Whillans
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: -P681d4
109 15/2, 7/1
15/2
SP
With these cheekpieces back on he returned to form over 2m4f at Sedgefield (soft) on Boxing Day, finishing first only to be demoted one place after causing interference; held off this 5lb higher mark next time and perhaps not the easiest of rides.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/01/18
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    4/13 12 1/2l, Wazowski[11/2]11-7 cp
    Steven Fox
    100
    83
    95
  • 26/12/17
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-0
    2/13 1/4l, Hit And Run[10/1]11-12 cp
    Rachael McDonald
    95
    60
    102
  • 09/12/17
    WET 24Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-9
    8/13 27l, Pop Rockstar[25/1]11-5
    Rachael McDonald
    100
    72
    84
  • 11/11/17
    KEL 25Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-0
    6/8 66l, Tawseef[7/1]11-5
    Miss A Waugh
    105
    35
    58
  • 17/05/17
    PER 23Gd Cl6 HnCh,2K
    11-9
    PU/9 Creevytennant[20/1]11-5
    Miss A Waugh
    113
  • 28/04/17
    PER 23Gd Cl5 HnCh,3K
    11-12
    PU/9 Close House[7/1]11-12
    Miss C Walton
    113
5
Rising Marienbard
D R Fox/Miss L Russell
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 106-07
95 15/2, 7/1
15/2
SP
Won his only point but is 0-4 under rules and beaten a distance or more on each occasion; this mark looks no gift and latest novice run was over 2m6f, so it's not as though he's going up markedly in trip for handicap debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/01/18
    KEL 22Sft 4-7yCl4 NvHd,4K
    10-11
    7/10 32l, Coole Hall[40/1]11-12 t
    Blair Campbell
    60
    88
  • 23/12/17
    NCS 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    10/15 42l, The Great Getaway[50/1]10-12 t
    Derek Fox
    11
    75
  • 05/04/17
    CRL 17GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-0
    6/11 32l, Mr Big Shot[16/1]11-6 t
    Derek Fox
    47
    78
  • 21/03/17
    WET 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    10/14 40l, Captain Woodie[16/1]11-4 t(1)
    Blair Campbell
    77
3
Berkshire Downs
Rachael McDonald/A Thomson
Age: 8
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 2P4-55
107 17/2, 9/1
17/2
SP
Obvious concern that she's 0-19 in all (13 over hurdles) and offered little in a 2m handicap at Ayr last time where the ground was heavy; was second over 2m6f the once, so 3m probably worth a go.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/01/18
    AYR 16Hy Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-13
    5/7 19 1/2l, Baby Ticker[5/1]11-5 cp
    Rachael McDonald
    105
    16
    88
  • 02/01/18
    AYR 20Hy Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-6
    5/8 41l, Caventara[7/2]11-6 t,cp
    Rachael McDonald
    107
    70
  • 10/04/17
    KEL 18Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    9-13
    4/12 10l, Blue Hussar[5/1]10-13 cp
    Lorcan Murtagh
    108
    55
    102
  • 25/03/17
    KEL 20Hy Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-12
    PU/8 Rhymers Stone[7/2J]11-1 t,cp(1)
    Rachael McDonald
    108
  • 29/12/16
    KEL 22GS Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-2
    2/10 13l, Forty Crown[7/2]10-7 cp(1)
    Rachael McDonald
    108
    64
    111
  • 17/12/16
    NCS 20Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-2
    2/10 1/4l, Bells On Sunday[8/1]11-5
    Rachael McDonald
    105
    83
    113
9
Witness
F O'Toole/M D Hammond
Age: 9
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 34-634
10/1, 11/1
10/1
SP
Hurdle/chase winner in France; 0-10 since joining Micky Hammond in 2016 and may not be straightforward; first-time tongue-tie did nothing for him last time, albeit in conjunction with cheekpieces.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/01/18
    CAT 19Sft Cl4 ChHc,7K
    10-7
    4/5 30l, Ramonex[3/1]11-12 t,cp(1)
    Henry Brooke
    101
    49
    86
  • 02/12/17
    NCS 20Sft Cl4 ChHc,4K
    10-3
    3/11 6 3/4l, Plus Jamais[17/2]11-4 cp
    Finian O'Toole
    102
    73
    109
  • 13/11/17
    CRL 20Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-6
    6/10 12 1/2l, Un Guet Apens[33/1]11-7
    Finian O'Toole
    105
    59
    105
  • 09/03/17
    CRL 20Hy Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-11
    4/5 27l, Grove Silver[12/1]11-12 cp
    Finian O'Toole
    108
    63
    94
  • 21/02/17
    WET 15GS Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-12
    3/8 11l, Plaisir D'Amour[16/1]11-12 cp
    Finian O'Toole
    110
    96
    117
  • 01/01/17
    CAT 19GS Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-0
    PU/10 Future Gilded[14/1]11-7 cp
    Finian O'Toole
    113
8
Ange Des Malberaux
C O'Farrell/J Ewart
Age: 8
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 430387
110 11/1, 10/1
11/1
SP
Two wins at 2m1f and 2m4f but didn't seem to fail through lack of stamina when third over C&D in November; below that since though and may find one or two too good.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/01/18
    KEL 25Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-5
    7/14 26l, Letemgo[7/1]11-2 bl
    Steven Fox
    96
    47
    73
  • 26/12/17
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-5
    8/13 14 1/2l, Hit And Run[7/1]11-12 bl
    Steven Fox
    98
    48
    90
  • 30/11/17
    MUS 23Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    3/9 6 1/4l, Lady London[4/1]10-11 bl
    Steven Fox
    98
    51
    96
  • 10/11/17
    HEX 16Sft Cl5 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    11/16 24l, Lucarno Dancer[13/2]10-0 bl
    Steven Fox
    100
    24
    84
  • 31/08/17
    SED 21Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-5
    3/12 2l, Irish Hawke[7/2F]11-0 bl
    Steven Fox
    98
    72
    101
  • 26/08/17
    CRT 17GS Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-9
    4/10 8l, Baraboy[5/2F]10-12 bl
    James Bowen
    98
    72
    99
2
Staigue Fort
J Corbett/S Corbett
Age: 10
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: /P3-PP
106 18/1, 16/1
18/1
SP
Finished third over C&D last March on second run back from a long absence but has pulled up in two runs since, albeit dropped to 2m3f which may not have been ideal; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/01/18
    MUS 19GS Cl4 HdHc,6K
    10-9
    PU/9 Thorpe[11/1]11-5
    James Corbett
    105
  • 29/11/17
    WET 19Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-10
    PU/14 Becky The Thatcher[33/1]11-9
    James Corbett
    109
  • 01/03/17
    MUS 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-11
    3/10 8 3/4l, Buckled[100/1]10-6
    James Corbett
    109
    32
    105
  • 08/02/17
    CRL 17Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-13
    PU/8 Tonto's Spirit[100/1]11-6
    James Corbett
    114
  • 11/06/15
    WOR 20GF Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-2
    8/8 119l, Street Entertainer[16/1]11-11
    Daryl Jacob
    120
    19
  • 21/04/14
    MAR 19Gd Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    11-5
    4/5 43l, Explained[5/1]10-10
    Maurice Linehan
    125
    35
    94
10
Dutch Canyon
G Cockburn/N Alexander
Age: 8
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: 4-6535
101 28/1, 25/1
28/1
SP
Longstanding maiden who has been chasing for his last five runs and not really threatened; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/01/18
    MUS 23Sft Cl5 ChHc,4K
    9-11
    5/11 21l, Misfits[14/1]11-7 cp
    Stephen Mulqueen
    73
    20
    70
  • 01/01/18
    MUS 23GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    9-11
    3/6 14l, Smiling Jessica[4/1]10-10 cp
    Blair Campbell
    70
    73
  • 03/06/17
    HEX 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    9-13
    5/9 68l, No Such Number[11/2]11-6 bl
    Grant Cockburn
    74
    8
    32
  • 18/05/17
    PER 23Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    9-13
    6/8 31l, Don Franco[3/1F]11-0 bl
    Grant Cockburn
    74
    9
    60
  • 10/04/17
    KEL 21Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    9-11
    4/12 8 1/2l, Whitsundays[9/1]11-11 bl
    Grant Cockburn
    78
    12
    83
  • 06/02/17
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    10-11
    3/12 18l, Ask Paddy[11/1]10-5 bl(1)
    Brian Hughes
    82
    30
    80
11
Dolly's Dot
Mr A Chadwick/V Thompson
Age: 7
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: 4P-864
99 50/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
Placed in three of her four points but has struggled in six runs under rules and has shown no improvement for going handicapping.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/01/18
    SED 16Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    10-0
    4/8 21l, Princess Mononoke[20/1]11-5
    Mr Alex Chadwick
    76
    37
    67
  • 12/01/18
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    10-0
    6/13 32l, Wazowski[150/1]11-7
    Mr D Delahunt
    81
    43
    55
  • 10/11/17
    HEX 16Sft Cl4 MdHd,3K
    9-12
    8/9 52l, Crixus's Escape[125/1]10-12
    Mr Alex Chadwick
    43
  • 15/04/17
    CRL 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-4
    PU/11 Officer Hoolihan[25/1]11-3
    Callum Bewley
  • 07/04/17
    SED 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-5
    4/8 29l, Louloumills[28/1]10-7
    Miss C R Crane
    71
  • 29/05/16
    KEL 16GF 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-5
    7/8 41l, Vanilla Run[10/1]11-5
    Mr Kit Alexander
    7
    61
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