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14:00 Musselburgh

Independent Care Plans 20th Anniversary Nursery (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 33y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.89s
  • Off Time: 14:00:31
  • 5 Ran
1(3)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
6/4
  • Form 6523
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

prominent, ridden along over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong

2(5)
Silk - Red, white sash, royal blue cap
7/2
  • Form 4821
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

made all, driven over 1f out, stayed on well

3(2)
Silk - Royal blue, light blue braces, light blue and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap
3/1
  • Form 6221
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 72

prominent, pushed along 3f out, every chance 2f out, edged right entering final furlong, held by winner inside final furlong, stayed on

4(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star

Aizu

53
7/1
  • Form 475
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 67

slowly into stride, in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, well beaten final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 53424
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 60

dropped out start, in touch in rear, effort on outside over 3f out, every chance 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Cotton Camera is hard to fancy on what she's shown so far but Aizu is definitely capable of better now going handicapping. Poplar Close won a maiden auction event over course and distance last month but Dutch Heiress' victory at Ayr looks stronger form and she's obviously more forward than many two-year-olds from her yard. THOLEN just failed to overhaul the odds-on Aneesah at Chester and was then third in a decent maiden at Goodwood. A mark of 75 looks fair and Mark Johnston's filly can open her account here.

Formwatch

Tholen (USA) 5-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Notary (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (2) gd in Jul.

Dutch Heiress 4-1fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Ayr 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Jul beating Stylish Boy (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Poplar Close (IRE) 2-1fav (8-5) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul beating Livella Fella (8-5) by shd, 5 ran.

Aizu 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Shawaahid (9-5) at Nottingham 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.

Cotton Camera (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Led until halfway, rallied over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Master Mirasol (9-5) at Hamilton 6f (6) sft in Aug.