13:15 Musselburgh

Monday 9 December 2019

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 68y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in Places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 5m 12.5s
1st
Horse silk
3
11/2
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Jumped well, made all, clear when not fluent 3 out, stayed on strongly op 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
2
6
5/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
Settled in rear, blundered 12th, headway approaching 4 out, kept on into 3rd 3 out, went never nearer 2nd run-in op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
2
711-12
4/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: R T Dunne
Chased winner until 6th, handy 3rd, 2nd again 11th, nudged along before 4 out, well held next, mistake weakened into 3rd run-in
4th
Horse silk
5
1
7/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Towards rear, went poor 4th post, never on terms op 9/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
4
12/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Jamie Hamilton
Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced in 3rd after 12th, ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, poor 4th when blundered last, lost that placing post op 11/1
6th
Horse silk
15
7
5/2f
T: Miss P RobsonJ: Henry Brooke
Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along and outpaced after 12th, never on terms after op 11/4 tchd 9/4

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
33/1
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol
Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd at 6th, mistake and pecked 9th, mistake next, lost 2nd 11th, weakened soon after, tailed off when blundered 4 out, pulled up before next op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
8
7/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Raced keenly in last pair, not fluent 8th, reminders after 10th and 12th, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out op 8/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.00Pl:£2.00, £1.30, £2.00EX:£35.20Trifecta:£316.20Tricast:£122.50SF:£33.97Swingers:£4.50, £15.00, £6.60

Forecasts

Castletown (5/2), Jet Set (4/1), Benny's Secret (5/1), Espoir De Loire (11/2), Court Dreaming (7/1), Izzy's Champion (7/1), Mountain Hawk (12/1), Ice Galley (33/1)

Verdict

CASTLETOWN was second over this C&D last time out and he can go one place better here as the handicapper has given him a great chance of breaking his maiden over fences as he is off the same mark as his close place finish last time. Court Dreaming was quite smart over hurdles and although he was pulled up on his chase debut, that was in a higher class than this so he is sure to find this challenge easier, while Espoir De Loire looks the type who will benefit for going chasing so expect a big run on his opening start over fences.
  1. Castletown
  2. Court Dreaming
  3. Espoir De Loire

Prize Money

1st: £4,289.002nd: £1,259.003rd: £630.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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