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6 14:45 Musselburgh 2nd Dec 2019

Get So Much More With Racing TV Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

2m 4f 68y Good to Soft (Soft in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
321-751
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Benny's Secret (IRE) 26

br g Beneficial - Greenhall Rambler (Anshan)

CD G HG Cl
9 11-12 t h
110

Stepped up on reappearance effort when scoring over C&D (good to soft) last month. Another personal best needed having gone up 7 lb for that, but he's one to consider nonetheless.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 9-2 in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Izzy's Champion by 2l.

Stepped up on reappearance effort when scoring over C&D (good to soft) last month. Another personal best needed having gone up 7 lb for that, but he's one to consider nonetheless.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 5 4 18.5%
Chase 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 7 1 1 14.3%
G Similar Going 29 6 3 20.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 3 1 0 33.3%
HG Hood 26 6 3 23.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 24 4 4 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Grant Cockburn 8 3 1 37.5%
T N W Alexander 31 6 4 19.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
13-F736
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Effet Special (FR) 23

b g Network - Tisane (Dear Doctor)

5 11-10 t
108

Fair hurdler/chaser for Guy Cherel in France, but little impact in 5 runs for current yard.

A winner of a chase at 2m 3f on heavy ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Ubaltique when sixth of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (heavy) last month.

Fair hurdler/chaser for Guy Cherel in France, but little impact in 5 runs for current yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 0 12.5%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 3 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J D R Fox 3 0 0 0%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 5 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
P232-PU
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The Road Home (IRE) 26

b g Oscar - In Fact (Classic Cliche)

CD G HG Cl BF
7 11-6 t p
104

Ended last season on a low-key note, but was going great guns in front when falling 5 out on first run following wind surgery in C&D handicap won by Benny's Secret. Big player granted a clear round.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on good to soft ground. Unseated rider when 3-1fav over this course and distance (good to soft) in a chase won by Benny's Secret last month on his latest outing.

Ended last season on a low-key note, but was going great guns in front when falling 5 out on first run following wind surgery in C&D handicap won by Benny's Secret. Big player granted a clear round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 1 2 7.7%
Chase 8 0 2 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 0 1 0%
C Course 7 1 1 14.3%
D Distance 6 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 14 1 2 7.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 3 0 1 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 3 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 11 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 0 0%
Connections
J Thomas Willmott 3 0 1 0%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 14 1 2 7.1%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
PP1-131
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Im Too Generous 7

ch g Generous - Something Major (Zaffaran)

CD G HG Cl Hcp
9 11-6 t
104

Looked better than ever when making every post a winning one over hurdles here (19.8f, good to soft) last week. 3 lb lower back in this sphere and he's a must for the shortlist.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 10-1 in a hurdle race here over 2m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Trongate by 9l.

Looked better than ever when making every post a winning one over hurdles here (19.8f, good to soft) last week. 3 lb lower back in this sphere and he's a must for the shortlist.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 1 37.5%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 2 0 100%
C Course 4 3 1 75%
D Distance 4 3 0 75%
G Similar Going 11 4 2 36.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 3 0 75%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 3 1 37.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 1 0 100%
Connections
J Nathan Moscrop 6 3 0 50%
T Rebecca Menzies 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
2/554U1-
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Swinton Diamond (IRE) 403

b g Dubai Destination - Absent Beauty (Dancing Dissident)

D G Cl Hcp
8 11-0
98

Made it third time lucky over fences when landing a Carlisle handicap in November 2018. Absent since and now 4 lb higher, but he has to be feared all the same.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good ground. A winner at 12-1 in a chase at Carlisle over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in October last year, beating Too Much Too Soon by 3 1/2l.

Made it third time lucky over fences when landing a Carlisle handicap in November 2018. Absent since and now 4 lb higher, but he has to be feared all the same.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 2 15.4%
Chase 3 1 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 14 2 2 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 9 1 1 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 2 0%
Connections
J A P Cawley 1 1 0 100%
T Micky Hammond 9 2 1 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
155-U6P
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John Williams (IRE) 26

b g Presenting - Duhallow Park (Flemensfirth)

CD G HG Cl Hcp
10 10-13 p
97

Struck twice off higher marks here last season, but questions to answer following a couple of inauspicious displays this time round.

Winner of five chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and heavy ground. Pulled up 4 out when 11-2 here over 2m (good to soft) in a chase won by Buyer Beware last month on his latest outing.

Struck twice off higher marks here last season, but questions to answer following a couple of inauspicious displays this time round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 5 6 17.9%
Chase 24 5 5 20.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 2 2 50%
C Course 11 4 2 36.4%
D Distance 6 2 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 25 4 6 16%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 19 5 4 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 21 3 5 14.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 17 3 2 17.7%
Connections
J Rachel McDonald 17 4 2 23.5%
T A M Thomson 29 5 6 17.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
132-63F
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Graystown (IRE) 12

b g Well Chosen - Temple Girl (Luso)

D G Cl Hcp
7 10-13
97

Back on the scoresheet at Ayr in February, but often let down by jumping and got no further than the first fence at Hexham recently.

A winner of a chase at 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Fell at the 2nd when 8-1 at Hexham over 4m (heavy) in a chase won by Dontdelay last month on his latest outing.

Back on the scoresheet at Ayr in February, but often let down by jumping and got no further than the first fence at Hexham recently.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 1 3 5.3%
Chase 9 1 2 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 1 3 16.7%
G Similar Going 13 1 2 7.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 27 1 4 3.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 14 1 1 7.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 14 0 2 0%
Connections
J Sam Coltherd 15 0 2 0%
T W Coltherd 19 1 3 5.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
1-0640P
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Instingtive (IRE) 30

b g Scorpion - Fully Focused (Rudimentary)

D G Cl Hcp
8 10-0
84

Successful over this trip at Carlisle on final run of 2018/19 campaign, but well below that level in handful of runs so far this season.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and heavy ground. Pulled up having jumped the last when 16-1 at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Knockoura last month on his latest outing.

Successful over this trip at Carlisle on final run of 2018/19 campaign, but well below that level in handful of runs so far this season.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 40 4 6 10%
Chase 20 2 5 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 13 1 3 7.7%
G Similar Going 27 1 2 3.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 38 4 6 10.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 28 2 4 7.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 33 3 5 9.1%
Connections
J Ross Chapman 25 3 6 12%
T Miss L Harrison 32 3 6 9.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

At The Races Verdict

BENNY'S SECRET took a step forward from his return at Kelso when scoring over C&D last month and the nine-year-old could have more to offer on his sixth outing over the larger obstacles. The Road Home was going well when unseating in the aforementioned contest and could prove the main threat with a clear round, while Im Too Generous may be in the mix after an impressive display here over hurdles last Monday.

Timeform Verdict

The vote goes to THE ROAD HOME, who was travelling strongly when falling 5 out over C&D last month and, barring mishaps this time, he will take plenty of stopping off the same mark. The eventual winner of that race, Benny's Secret, merits respect, as does Swinton Diamond, who is unexposed over fences. However, Im Too Generous did the job well over hurdles here recently and is feared most.

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Previous winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2018 Good 5 John Williams 9 10 11 100 424-735 19 days A M Thomson (33 miles) Rachel McDonald 7/ 4 5:18.60