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Timeform Shortlist: Musselburgh, Friday 22 March

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There's National Hunt action at Musselburgh on Friday

"..this looks a good opportunity for him to notch another win."

Timeform on Tight Call

Timeform's free shortlist comes from Musselburgh on Friday...

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2.00 Follow Racing TV On Twitter Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m3f171y

Timeform Top Rated
134 2. TIGHT CALL Tim Vaughan Alan Johns
125p 6. ANIMORE Iain Jardine Ross Chapman
124 1. MORRAMAN Donald McCain Miss Abbie McCain (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Tight Call was in the process of posting another good effort when departing late on at Ascot last time and this looks a good opportunity for him to notch another win. Course-scorer Morraman is narrowly preferred to Animore for the forecast spot.

2.30 Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m85y

Timeform Top Rated
108 12. FARLAM KING Maurice Barnes Dale Irving (3)
107 1. WOT A SHOT Nicky Richards Brian Hughes
106 3. GEMOLOGIST Lucinda Russell Blair Campbell (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Wot A Shot is a capable sort in this grade and is taken to add to his C&D win at the start of the year. Weapon of Choice travelled with plenty of purpose until 2 out on his recent return from a break at Catterick and is expected to last longer with that outing behind him. Gemologist was third in maiden company here on her recent first start for Lucinda Russell and is also respected.

3.05 Scotmid 160th Jump Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (4) 2½m68y

Timeform Top Rated
132+ 6. KING GOLAN Kenny Johnson Sean Quinlan
131 1. WISHFULL DREAMING Sam England Jonathan England
131 5. THE ROAD HOME Lucinda Russell Derek Fox

Analyst's Verdict:
Wishfull Dreaming is getting the hang of things over fences now, winning 2 of his last 3 starts, and can defy a penalty after a stylish success here 12 days ago. King Golan is next best with The Road Home making most appeal of Lucinda Russell's trio.

3.40 Introducing Racingtv Novices' Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m3f171y

Timeform Top Rated
114 2. SHANKILL CASTLE Ian Duncan Brian Hughes
113 1. ICONIC BELLE Philip Kirby Sean Quinlan
109 3. FRAME RATE Iain Jardine Conor O'Farrell

Analyst's Verdict:
There was plenty to like about the way Frame Rate forged to the front over C&D last time and, in a weak race, there's an excellent chance he'll follow up under a penalty unless there's a revival from Iconic Belle who finds herself in a weaker handicap now. Fairlee Grace isn't one to write off, either.

4.10 Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase (5) 2m7f170y

Timeform Top Rated
110 3. NO NO MAC Ian Duncan Billy Garritty (5)
108 2. PRESENT FLIGHT Lucinda Russell Thomas Willmott (6)
108 6. KOVERA Tim Vaughan Richard Patrick

Analyst's Verdict:
It could be worth chancing No No Mac, who's hinted at a return to form since rejoining this yard. So Satisfied looks the obvious threat having won a class 4 over C&D 3 weeks ago.

4.45 Like Racing TV On Facebook Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m7f180y

Timeform Top Rated
115p 4. SPLASH THE CASH Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan
113 1. DONNAS DREAM Chris Grant Brian Hughes
112 6. CHANCEANOTHERFIVE Stuart Coltherd Sam Coltherd (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Splash The Cash was much improved when second here a fortnight ago and can open her account now with this even longer trip sure to suit. Chanceanotherfive is feared most ahead of Yeats Baby.

5.15 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares' Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat (4) 2m85y

Timeform Top Rated
113+ 3. METHODTOTHEMADNESS Lucinda Russell Blair Campbell (5)
100 1. COLORADO GOLD Daragh Bourke Danny McMenamin (7)
97 2. DANCED EVERY DANCE Donald Whillans Craig Nichol

Analyst's Verdict:
Methodtothemadness produced a promising first effort under Rules when third at Doncaster a couple of months back and a reproduction of that may well be good enough to see her come out on top. Of the rest, 4-y-o filly Hello Bob needs a market check for a yard that does well with its runners in this sphere.

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