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21:00 Musselburgh

Loretto Handicap (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.71s
  • Off Time: 21:00:59
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
11/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/1

      1(8)
      Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
      11/4
      • Form 829241
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 65

      chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

      2(4)
      Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue diamond

      Compton Ford

      20 p BFDCD
      9/2
      • Form 0-31254
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 65

      awkwardly away, hampered start, always behind

      3(7)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Orange hollow box, Orange cap

      Secret Venue

      20 DCD
      15/8
      • Form 0674-01
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 62

      made all, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, just held on

      4(1)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green star and sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap

      Igoyougo

      254
      11/2
      • Form 8775-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 57

      with winner, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, rallied towards finish, just held

      5(5)
      Silk - White, red disc, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star
      • Form 504
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 54

      chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out

      6(2)
      Silk - Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap

      Pedregal

      15 BF
      9/1
      • Form 605364
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 44

      chased leaders, driven and outpaced when edged right over 1f out, ridden and kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, no impression

      7(6)
      Silk - Maroon, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap

      Badtanman

      21 b
      40/1
      • Form 437374
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 45

      chased leaders, outpaced halfway, soon ridden and no impression

      8(3)
      Silk - White, Dark Blue collar and hooped sleeves

      Pollish

      20
      66/1
      • Form 7757-05
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 42

      dwelt and went right start, always behind

      In depth

      Verdict

      The trio to concentrate on in this handicap are SIMPLE RHYTHM, Secret Venue and Compton Ford with the vote given to the first mentioned. The selection arrives here in good heart after winning at Southwell earlier in the month when she got the better of Cavitie. She has trip and ground to suit and she can strike again while the iron is hot. Compton Ford finished fourth behind Secret Venue over this course and distance last time, and on these terms Secret Venue should be capable of upholding the form. However, both horses have won over this course and distance and they should not be taken lightly. Pedregal and Badtanman are both pretty consistent, and the form of Badtanman's last run at Ayr has worked out well. He could go well at a price, but Simple Rhythm looks a safer bet and gets the vote.

      Formwatch

      Simple Rhythm 4-1 (9-4) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Cavitie (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

      Compton Ford 9-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Secret Venue (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.

      Secret Venue 7-2 (9-4) With leader, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, held on under pressure towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Dispol Grand (10-2) by hd, 7 ran.

      Igoyougo 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Titus Andronicus (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.

      Trade Price (GR) 22-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Reject (9-2) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in May.

      Pedregal 4-1fav (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Asserting (8-11) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.

      Badtanman 20-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Dispol Grand (9-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.

      Pollish 33-1 (7-9) In touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Secret Venue (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.