Quinn has Musselburgh Project
John Quinn has yet to decide if Project Bluebook runs in the Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle or one of his other Musselburgh options on Sunday.
John Quinn: Trains Project Bluebook
Project Bluebook has been purchased by J P McManus after producing a smooth two and a half-length victory in a class three handicap hurdle over the course and distance on January 20. The four-year-old was runner-up on his hurdling debut at Catterick in December before taking a juvenile hurdle at Musselburgh on January 1.
Quinn also has Master Of Irony, a decent horse on the Flat for trainer Ralph Beckett, as an option for the race. He's made a good start to his hurdling career, with two victories from three starts in novices' hurdles at Catterick and Market Rasen respectively.
Quinn, who trains from two yards around Malton, North Yorkshire, said: "Project Bluebook is in good shape. He is in the Sky Bet Supreme Trial and also has entries in the Scottish County Hurdle and the Triumph trial.
"We will have a good look at all the races, speak with connections and then go from there.
"We were very pleased with his performance the other week. He travelled well off a good gallop and came through nicely at the end. He jumps well and seems to be heading the right way.
"Master Of Irony also has the option of the Scottish County Hurdle. I wouldn't like to run them in the same race so I will try to keep them apart.
"He has made a pretty good start over hurdles. He does everything professionally and is one to look forward to. The drop back in trip should not be a problem."
Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson also has two contenders in Lough Derg Spirit (6/1), who was fourth in Ascot's G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial won by Capitaine in December, and River Wylde, (2/1 favourite) an easy winner of his last two starts at Ludlow.
The 11 entries for the Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle also include Peter The Mayo Man (Neil Mulholland, 4/1) who could have his first start since an impressive success in handicap company at Newbury in November.
Irish raider Labaik (Gordon Elliott IRE, 12/1) showed a good turn of foot when capturing a G3 novice hurdle at Navan in November but has refused to race on his last two starts.
The other notable entries are recent Taunton scorer High Secret (Paul Nicholls, 5/1) and Stipulate (Brian Ellison, 10/1), a dual Listed winner on the Flat and runner-up over the course and distance last time out.
Michael Shinners, Racing PR Manager at Sky Bet, said: "Sunday's Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle has several unexposed types among the 11 entries.
"The two runnings so far have thrown up two high-class winners and hopefully 2017 will continue that trend."
Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle, Sky Bet betting: 2/1 River Wylde; 7/2 Project Bluebook; 4/1 Peter The Mayo Man; 5/1 High Secret; 6/1 Lough Derg Spirit; 10/1 Stipulate; 12/1 Labaik; 14/1 Master Of Irony; 20/1 London Prize; 25/1 Lycidas; 50/1 Optima Petamus
Each Way: 1/5 for first 3 places
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