Alan Thomson is on duty with four tips at Musselburgh's New Year's Day racing action.

ACCOMPLICE (1.20) has been sent north by Paul Nicholls to contest the 2m 4f Betway Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh and the grey will prove popular with New Year punters.

Bryony Frost’s mount ran a fine second to River Bray at Wincanton in early December and is preferred to Tom Lacey’s Sebastapol, winner of last season’s Scottish County Hurdle here over two miles. He was re-introduced at a high level when sixth to Floressa at Newbury’s big November meeting but stopped quickly that day.

Nicholls has another leading candidate in the two-mile Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle, with Miranda bidding to build on her recent Ludlow victory over Miss Heritage. The narrow vote goes to another mare, ROSIE AND MILLIE (1.55), representing Michael Scudamore. She was unable to dominate in usual fashion in the Sandown mud but wasn’t disgraced in finishing fourth to well-treated Benson. Her earlier second to Buzz at Ascot was solid and Brendan Powell may get loose on the lead this time. Dual course and distance winner Raymond is up 9lb and bigger threats are likely to come from Proschema and Hazzaar.

FIVEANDTWENTY (12.45) looked a natural over timber when skipping clear on hurdles debut at Musselburgh in early December and can follow up against slightly stronger company at the track’s traditional New Year fixture.

Formerly in the care of Mark Johnston, she must have delighted new trainer Donald McCain with a polished round of jumping and should prove too strong for Catterick winner Kings Creek.

The 2m 4f handicap chase is wide-open, with bookmakers going 5-1 the field. COOL MIX (3.05) ran third in the race last year off a 5lb lower mark and has run well in defeat following his Wetherby success in October. Return Ticket justified favouritism here over the minimum trip last time but has the stamina to prove. Dan Skelton’s Romain De Senam was brought down at Cheltenham after running fourth to The Big Bite at Aintree and can go close for an in-form yard.

GEOGRAPHY TEACHER (12.45) had almost four lengths to spare over course and distance last month and a 4lb rise is very fair.

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  1. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    Hello 2021

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Good bye bank account haha 😂

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      Be nice to us 2021 😊

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Well it looks like you have your numbers for 2moro 2021

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Add them all up and you have number 5 I think you should make that your number of the day and see how far it takes you ha

  2. dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

    Southwell :

    12:05 – thrill seeker 13/8
    12:40 – geography teacher 6/4
    1:15 – stone soldier 1/1
    1:50 – Nigel nott 11/4

    That’s where the darts landed , span round 3 times with a blind fold on and chucked 4 darts ! Fingers crossed 🤞

  3. Browndog 3 weeks ago

    Big hello to yous all and all the best for the coming year 2021!!!

    Long time follower of mrfixitstips mainly the racking thread finally took the plunge I’m no expert tipster but get the odd tip which I’ll share. I’m slowly learning the raceing do’s and don’ts.

    Sometimes the names of horses stand out to me and correlate to what’s been happening in my life and have mean Ano that’s a crazy way to bet, however I usually get the most successful this way.

    I’d also like to thank a regular contributor to the thread can’t remember who it was but one of the old timers may remember this magical day my biggest win to date thanks to this thread.

    The comment was something like this de Sousa has some good rides at sandown ( a think) his last two are the most likely to go in. But worth a bet on all his rides.

    I obliged and went twenty p on a l63 then when the first 4 went in I was pooping myself 5th got done on the line if I remember rightly and the sixth won never said thank you so here it is thank you can’t remember who it was can any of yous???

    This was probly about 4-5 years ago

    • Browndog 3 weeks ago

      Some spelling errors there 👆whoops hic hic it is new year.

      Am sure you’ll figure racking means raceing

      Mean should be meaning and finally,

      Successful should of been success I think that’s all of my mistakes 😂

      My literature isn’t the greatest so forgive me if yous sometimes struggle to understand some of my post I try to talk propa as I would say, properly as other folk say properly haha. But it’s propa where am from.

      I’m a sandancer that’s what they call us where I’m from I’ll be supprised if any of you can guess my hometown. Haveing said that if any of you follow non league football our profile has grown massively in the past few years. If any of you get it I’ll get you a pint if our paths ever cross

    • insider 3 weeks ago

      since nobody took a stab, i’ll go with south shields pet

  4. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    clearance 1.20 ew

  5. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    tip top mountain 12.30 ew

  6. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    fanzio 3.05

  7. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    kiss my face 12.45 ew happy near year well done all winners yesterday

  8. jimba 3 weeks ago

    Happy New Year 🎉🥂🎉 everyone. GL🍀

  9. cobretti 3 weeks ago

    Exeter abandoned

  10. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    acdc 2.30 ew replaced 12.30

  11. azzthewigan 3 weeks ago

    Rosie and millie 1.55 nap nb

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      That was my Personal nap as well but did nt bother as Alan already put it up but it’s a good sign a few have put it up also

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Good luck

  12. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    dazzman maybe these numbers 01.01.21 may have something today?

    the first races all have something to do with them if you look at some of the supposed 1st,2nd favourites.

    will see 😕

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      You never know what the powers that be will decide today you stand a good a chance as anyone be interesting looking at the numbers at the end of the dday and if they relate to the date in any way haha . Good luck what ever happens

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      The first one that come in was a number 3 . So if you add 2 and 1 together as in 2021 you might be onto something ha

  13. lossie jim 3 weeks ago

    Three from Musselburgh for me today in singles, doubles and a treble.

    Sebastopol NAP
    Rosie and Millie
    Cool Mix

    Happy New Year to all!! 🍻

  14. mickmac 3 weeks ago

    Brown dog I will see you at Mariners park for that free pint .I work at bede industrial estate .all the best for 2021 to you and all.

    • Browndog 3 weeks ago

      No worries haha. Small world

    • Browndog 3 weeks ago

      1st cloud these days

  15. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    first 3 races then should be 2.11.5.

    sorted ha ha

  16. recoba 3 weeks ago

    Happy New Year to all!
    Nice winner with US tip last night and an EVs place in Sha Tin this morning was a good thing to wake up to,up so late I nearly seen the race! 😂
    Quiet one and bed soon after ‘Only an Excuse’my ass!!?? 🤷🏾
    Here’s hoping we can get some more winners on the board today.

    With Azz and Alan on Rosie and Millie already and it’s been quite well backed.
    Usual Yankee on too…

    Geography Teacher…12.40
    Rosie And Millie..1.55
    Eagle Ridge..2.30
    Cool Mix…3.05

    A donation for Pauls aka Mr Fs charity is the 1st new thing for me this New Year.

    GL all

  17. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    if those numbers are anything 1.1.21 ???

    how about
    True Companion
    J: Tyler Heard(7)
    T: Roger Fell
    F: 350//000-
    OR: 46

  18. spurs55 3 weeks ago


    likes southwell !!

  19. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    now thats interesting at tramore

    number 11 wins

    well well well ??

  20. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    if that follows i need to back

    4 – Maykir @ 9/2

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Haha would you believe it

  21. lossie jim 3 weeks ago

    1st race at Tramore, Mullins/Townend bang in a 8/1 winner, they’ve fairly smashed in the winners this festive season, with several at decent prices!!

  22. Sore point 3 weeks ago

    Muuselburgh 1.20 Sebastapol 100/30

    Musselburgh 1.55 Rosie and Millie 3/1

    Musselburgh 2.30 Brotherley Company 4/1

    Thats All Folks

  23. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    Horse 4 draw 7 makes 11 ✅✅✅

    Make your own minds up !!

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      And lst 3 placing at Southwell

      4.6.1. = 11

  24. ew thief 3 weeks ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    I’m to blame 1.20m 18-1
    Blakney point 1.55m 12-1
    Shanroe street 2.30m 9-1
    Get out the gate 3.05m 15-2
    Ew singles & ew lucky15 ☘️☘️Gl all

    • mint 3 weeks ago

      Ew Thief,

      Cracker in the 1.55 and a wonderful price!


  25. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    how about Fieldsman at southwell next?

    • elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

      Cheers, nap pulled up ☹️. But profit again which is the name of the game 😁

  26. elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

    1-20 accomplice 4-1
    1-55 Miranda 3-1
    3-05 Romain de senam 6-1

    3-40 presenting point 15-8 NAP

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Nice profit in the end hopefully your nap comes in as icing on the cake

  27. spurs55 3 weeks ago


    southwell ew

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Looks like number 3 is order of the day at Southwell

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      so Poyle Vinnie the dazzman?

  28. recoba 3 weeks ago

    Not to Q Alan’s odds but I looked in early last night and Fivesndtwenty was 4/9 and wins at 1/4 did anyone see or get near to 5:4?

    • Deb2000 3 weeks ago

      Not to Q Alan’s odds but I looked in early last night and Fivesndtwenty was 4/9 and wins at 1/4 did anyone see or get near to 5:4?

    • Deb2000 3 weeks ago

      God knows what’s happening reboba I didnt write that above but I did put my reply in the wrong part just below yours on Admins post 👍

  29. admin 3 weeks ago

    Not often I’ll post a ‘tip’ in the Racing thread but been sent Midnight Aurora in the 3.35 at Musselburgh. 11/1 at Ladbrokes but only 3 places, 8/1 at Paddy Power who are paying 4.


    • Deb2000 3 weeks ago

      6/5 with Bet365 very early 1st show yesterday was the only odds against price I seen or could find and that lasted basically minutes.

  30. spurs55 3 weeks ago



  31. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    Poyle Vinnie is the next then number 3??

  32. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    thanks a million EWT
    lovely jubbly

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      wondered what hughes was doing on that one !!


    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      1 – Voix Du Reve @ 22/1 placed for me as well

      that would have been some forecast

  33. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    Duke Of Firenze

  34. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    that theory is out the window now dazzman

    where now ?

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      I would just keep backing 3 ha

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      swooper it is then

  35. andymac1980 3 weeks ago

    Musselburgh 3:35pm – Whisky Lullaby @ 5/2
    Tramore 3:40pm – Presenting Point @ 11/8
    Double @ 15/2
    All with Paddy Power

    • andymac1980 3 weeks ago

      Poor runs from both ❌

  36. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    and little bit on CAHORS

  37. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    last race southwell
    horse 3
    draw 3


    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      It looks to be the most obvious does nt it how the results have come in today

    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      bit on 4
      bit 0n 8


    • spurs55 3 weeks ago

      perhaps that is what THEY want us to do ?

  38. spurs55 3 weeks ago

    3 +3 =6 = mr cabornator

    On we go

    • dazzman1979 3 weeks ago

      Another year of torment !

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