Make It More Exciting With totepool Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 55.30s
  • Off time: 13:40:29
Full result
Result 13:40 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Monetary Fund 7/2
2nd 12 Powerful Ambition 15/2
3rd 7 Imperial Vic ¾ 2/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 017540-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Drill Sergeant 353
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 017540-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 138 14/1
3 31-2426
Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple check sleeves, striped cap Howizee 74
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 31-2426
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 127 15/2
4 232-099
BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 38
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: 232-099
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 J S Goldie Graham Watters (7) 127 12/1
5 P22137
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 18
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: P22137
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 7/2
6 110P15
Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots Makhzoon (USA) 10
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 110P15
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 123 16/1
7 412-511
Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 16
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 412-511
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 M Smith Danny Cook 120 2/1f
8 225133
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Ryton Runner (IRE) 54
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 225133
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 118 9/1
9 094/P44
Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Sam 32
  • T:Miss L Harrison
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 094/P44
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 Miss L Harrison E Whillans (3) 118 18/1
11 1542-81
Red, black stars, black sleeves, white stars and cap Markadam 16
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Miss E C Sayer
  • Form: 1542-81
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 107 33/1
12 822-243
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Powerful Ambition (IRE) 24
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 822-243
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0t1
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 t1 B Ellison Harry Derham (5) 103 15/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 11-21
Lord Wishes (IRE) 16
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 11-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 116 J Ewart Non Runner 132 NR
10 0561U3
Latin Connection (IRE) 22
  • Nag Me
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 0561U3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 104 t S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 116 NR

In depth

Verdict

IMPERIAL VIC goes from strength-to-strength and should go close if improving again on a couple of recent C&D victories while Monetary Fund was successful here in November and has been taking on better opposition since. A watching brief is advised on Drill Sergeant, however, as he is a bit quirky and without a run this season while the front-running Los Nadis needs to step up on recent efforts. Howizee still looks a shade high in the weights and Makhzoon and Markadam may find this too tough.

Formwatch

Lord Wishes (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec beating Maybe I Wont (11-0) by 11l, 11 ran.

Latin Connection (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Parc Des Princes (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.

Monetary Fund (USA) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, ridden and effort between last 2, one pace when hit last, no impression flat, 7th of 12, 19l behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Powerful Ambition (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway after 8th, went 2nd 3 out until not fluent 2 out, 3rd and no extra when mistake last, weakened flat, 3rd of 13, 20l behind Master Of The Sea (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Imperial Vic (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Pressed leader, led before 3rd, made rest, driven 3 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Musselburgh 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Harry The Lemmon (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Solway Sam 11-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 8, 23l behind Victor Hewgo (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Drill Sergeant 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pecked slightly 4th, mistake 7th, struggling next, 14th of 16, 49l behind Thehillofuisneach (10-11) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) gs in Jan '12.

Los Nadis (GER) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 16, 31l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Ryton Runner (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, every chance run, no extra near finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.

Howizee 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 2 out, one pace flat, 6th of 20, 10l behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.

Makhzoon (USA) 12-1 (11-0) With leaders, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Alpha Victor (11-8) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.

Markadam 20-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway before last, went 2nd at last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating River Dragon (11-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.