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William Hill - Supporting Musselburgh's Free Raceday Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281 5th £140
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.40s
  • Off time: 14:01:27
Full result
Result 14:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Cloudy Joker 17/2
2nd 2 Ballymoat 6/1
3rd 7 Forestside 6 12/1
  • Last Updated: November 6 2013, 15:40 GMT

James Ewart is starting to get his horses into top gear and the Langholm has several fancied runners on Musselburgh's opening jumps card of the autumn on Thursday.

Musselburgh: Race on Thursday
Musselburgh: Race on Thursday

Having saddled his 100th winner of his training career at Ayr on Saturday, Ewart is after more success with Civil Unrest, Teo Vivo and Ueueteotl.

Teo Vivo makes his debut over fences in the William Hill - Supporting Musselburgh's Free Raceday Novices' Handicap Chase and his trainer said: "He should make an exciting novice chaser. He is till only six and is improving physically after doing well at grass.

"He won his point to point very impressively and has good form in bumper and novice hurdles. He was only beaten three-quarters of a length on his debut at Musselburgh and his third in a hurdle at Newcastle in March reads well."

Civil Unrest is the first runner for the yard in the opening Northern Hotel Brechin Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle under stable claimer Dale Irving.

Ewart said: "He is a nice big stamp of a horse and he won on his debut over fences at this meeting last year. His form was a little inconsistent since then as he needs genuine good ground and a flat galloping track.

"However he was our most travelled campaigner last season with his win and placed efforts. He has won already this season making all the running at Sedgefield in early October."

Home-bred Ueueteotl is the final runner for Ewart as he shoulder top-weight in the Loganbet Brechin The Special Bookmaker Handicap Hurdle.

The trainer added: "He has been second in his last two races and this is his first handicap. He was unlucky to get beat at Kelso last time as he was headed on the run-in after a mistake at the last."

The ten-meeting Musselburgh national season carries over £600,000 in prize money and no jumps race will be worth less than £5,000 (National Hunt Flat races £3,000).


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