14:15 Musselburgh

Monday 18 December 2017

All12:1012:4013:1013:4014:1514:5015:20

    Biggest Jumps Season On Racing UK Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 3f 81y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 4m 41.3s
1st
Horse silk
6
710-13
4/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Rachel McDonald (7)
Made all, not fluent 6th, clear 2 out, eased towards finish op 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
12
4
6/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway after 7th, went 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner tchd 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
4 ½
3
7/2
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden before 3 out, no impression 2 out, went 3rd last tchd 4/1
4th
Horse silk
13
1
14/1
T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman (5)
Prominent, ridden 3 out, 2nd and no impression on winner when mistake 2 out, 4th and weakening when mistake last tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
7
9
310-7
8/1
T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes
Not always fluent, held up towards rear, headway after 7th, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, mistake 2 out op 11/2
6th
Horse silk
22
2
40/1
T: T ReedJ: Harry Reed (7)
Always in rear, ridden after 5th, behind after 7th tchd 33/1
7th
Horse silk
27
8
3/1f
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
In touch in mid-division, pushed along and lost place after 5th, not fluent 7th, soon behind tchd 11/4

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
10
13/2
T: J S GoldieJ: Callum Bewley (3)
In touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, disputing 4 lengths 4th when fell 3 out op 15/2 tchd 8/1

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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Thorpe19
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: Miss Lucinda V Russell  J: Blair Campbell
NR
7
Horse silk
Benny's Secret37
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 7
T: N W Alexander  J: Lucy Alexander
NR
11
Horse silk
Strait Of Magellan17
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 5
T: N G Richards  J: Craig Nichol
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.70Pl:£1.90, £2.20, £1.60EX:£27.70Trifecta:£123.40Tricast:£91.32SF:£28.39Swingers:£3.60, £3.40, £4.70

Forecasts

Romulus Du Donjon (3/1), Benny's Secret (3/1), Man Look (7/2), Buckled (4/1), Nathans Pride (6/1), Jonny Delta (13/2), Eneko (8/1), Rainy City (14/1), Thorpe (14/1), Strait Of Magellan (25/1), Work Du Breteau (40/1)

Verdict

A race that has a competitive feel about it and there are a few in this that will fancy their chances but it does give BENNY’S SECRET a good chance to complete his hat-trick. An 8lb rise makes this tougher but he impressed last time with the way that he went through his race and a better gallop here will suit him even better. Nathans Pride switches back to hurdles from winning over fences here last time and he must be given a chance despite the change of discipline. Eneko is a fascinating handicap debutante and he along with Buckled are likely to play a prominent part despite the latter looking as though he might be better over a shade further. You can’t write off the old boy Johnny Delta around a course that he always runs well over with Romulus Du Donjon another to note despite his increased weight.
  1. Benny's Secret
  2. Buckled
  3. Nathans Pride

Prize Money

1st: £6,498.002nd: £1,908.003rd: £954.004th: £477.00

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