Racecards

20:40 Musselburgh

Turcan Connell Handicap (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 30y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.63s
  • Off Time: 20:42:40
  • 10 Ran
1(3)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star
  • Form 45-1233
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, hung right and headed inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish

2(4)
Silk - Light blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, light blue armlets
  • Form 00-2167
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, hampered over 2f out, headway well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on

3(10)
Silk - Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap
  • Form 44-52
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

broke well, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon closed, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

4(2)
Silk - Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap
16/1
  • Form 2765-34
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 62

tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, beaten over 1f out

5(5)
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 62470-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression

6(1)
Silk - White, mauve epaulets, white sleeves, mauve stars, white cap, mauve star
10/1
  • Form 004-14
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 59

led, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish

7(8)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap
  • Form 2366-06
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 58

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never in contention

8(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 766-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 57

broke well, mid-division, ridden 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, closing towards finish

9(9)
Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars
25/1
  • Form 5350
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 53

always towards rear, well beaten over 2f out

10(7)
Silk - Purple, emerald green epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow armlets, red cap
40/1
  • Form 009-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 45

held up in rear, well beaten over 3f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Twin Appeal posted a better effort at Doncaster last time but that may have been down to the soft ground. If that turns out to be the case then BEAUTIFUL STRANGER can take advantage. He finished ahead of previous winner Cahal when third over track and trip recently and gets the vote competing off the same mark today. Mitcd lost his way in the latter half of last season and Proclamationofwar has been well beaten since scoring over 5f at Wolverhampton in March.

Formwatch

Beautiful Stranger (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led over 5f out, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Proclamationofwar 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Money Team (9-5) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Twin Appeal (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, soon edged left, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.

Miss Acclaimed 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Election Night (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft.

Mitcd (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Hatti (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.

Cahal (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, switched left 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

China In My Hands 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out on outer, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Mariners Moon (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Lomond Lassie 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened halfway, last of 12, 12l behind Storyline (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Torridon 17-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 3f, soon behind, eased, 11th of 12, 27l behind Cahal (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.

Connexion Francais 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon lost place and weakened, 9th of 10, 28l behind Euro Charline (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.