Talented jumps jockey Ryan Mania probably doesn’t get the recognition he deserves but the proof is in the numbers, especially at Musselburgh Racecourse. Last season, Mania rode seven winners from 15 rides at the Scottish track, which is an extremely impressive 47 per cent return. If you placed £10 on every one of those 15 runners at SP, you would have made £344.50 in profit. Mania has four rides there on Wednesday and we have put them into a Lucky 15 for anyone who wants to place the bet above.
Gainsbourg won back-to-back handicaps at Ayr on the Flat this summer but he has been beaten out of sight in two career starts over hurdles. It is interesting that connections persist with hurdling but this is Mania’s smallest chance of a winner on the day.
Hashtag Lord finished fifth of 25 runners in an Irish maiden hurdle on debut but hasn’t done a whole lot in Britain thus far. Nonetheless, he has had wind surgery, is still lightly raced for his age, and he ran an encouraging race at Ayr to round off last season, so he is of interest off this mark.
Mania’s final two rides are by far the strongest on paper and they start with Impression Chic, who ran out a good winner in a first-time tongue strap at Fontwell on chasing debut. She should have plenty more improvement in the tank.
Cedar Hill has been in very consistent form, landing small field handicaps at Perth and Kelso in recent times. Second at Kelso last time, he has been dropped 2lb in the weights and has a big chance.
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