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15:00 Musselburgh

Gang Of Four Handicap (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.39s
  • Off Time: 15:00:17
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
9/2

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(2)
    Silk - Black, red triple diamond and armlets
    11/1
    • Form 147852-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 60
    • Trainer B Smart
    • Jockey Connor Beasley

    close up, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

    2(1)
    Silk - Light Blue and Yellow check, Light Blue sleeves and cap
    4/1
    • Form 70-1334
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 60
    • Trainer Jedd O'Keeffe
    • Jockey G Lee

    towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    3(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
    16/1
    • Form 072456
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 59
    • Trainer K Dalgleish
    • Jockey Shirley Teasdale

    led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    4(6)
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

    Opt Out

    9 p CCD
    11/4
    • Form 696945
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 58
    • Trainer D O'Meara
    • Jockey D Tudhope

    always towards rear

    5(8)
    Silk - Dark blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    8/1
    • Form 326932
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 58
    • Trainer P Morris
    • Jockey D Nolan

    in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous

    6(4)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap

    Almuhalab

    18 p
    9/2
    • Form 775486
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 56
    • Trainer Mrs R Carr
    • Jockey J P Sullivan

    mid-division, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish

    7(5)
    Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap
    • Form 9-56989
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 55
    • Trainer Miss L A Perratt
    • Jockey George Chaloner

    tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish

    8(7)
    Silk - White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap
    • Form 140732
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 54
    • Trainer Rebecca Menzies
    • Jockey J Fanning

    tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    All of these look thoroughly exposed and Playtothewhistle, who hasn't raced since November, has not managed a single place on Turf so far. Charles De Mille won on fast ground at Nottingham in May but remains 5lb higher and finished a length-and-a-half behind Celtic Artisan over a slightly longer trip at Redcar last month. Opt Out won off a higher mark over track and trip last year but is also held by Celtic Artisan on the form book. Soft going didn't suit ALMUHALAB when he finished behind Opt Out at Ayr last month. He's plummeted down the weights this year and should do better here.

    Formwatch

    Playtothewhistle 9-1 (9-7) Outpaced, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Llewellyn (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.

    Charles De Mille 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Ronya (9-8) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jul.

    Circuitous 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon recovered, led over 5f out, headed well over 2f out, weakening when not much room 1f out, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Buccaneers Vault (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

    Opt Out 6-1 (11-1) Dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 8l behind Broctune Papa Gio (11-2) at Redcar 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.

    Top Offer 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd and stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Certified (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.

    Almuhalab 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Archie's Advice (9-13) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.

    Let Right Be Done 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 7f out, effort 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, last of 9, 15 1/2l behind Causey Arch (9-10) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp (6) sft in Jul.

    Celtic Artisan (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Led until over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Broctune Papa Gio (11-2) at Redcar 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.