Bet toteexacta At totepool.com Happy New Year Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 22.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:05
Full result
Result 14:15 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Everaard 13/2
2nd 9 Foot The Bill 14/1
3rd 7 Angel Sun hd 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13-F453
Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Pena Dorada (IRE) 22
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 13-F453
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 115 22/1
2 2PPP24
Black, mauve stars, mauve sleeves, black stars and stars on cap Dystonia's Revenge (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs S Walton
  • J:Miss C Walton
  • Form: 2PPP24
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 Mrs S Walton Miss C Walton (7) 112 40/1
3 249/2-22
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Exotic Man (FR) 22
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 249/2-22
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 J Wade John Dawson (7) 110 5/1
4 P87257
Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 22
  • T:Miss L Harrison
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: P87257
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 t Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes 109 28/1
5 P-P8773
Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Everaard (USA) 22
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: P-P8773
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4pt
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 pt P A Kirby R McGrath 107 13/2
6 111/5-43
Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap E Street Boy 16
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 111/5-43
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 D Pipe C O'Farrell 107 2/1f
7 5-02273
Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Angel Sun (FR) 16
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5-02273
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Ferdy Murphy S Twiston-Davies 101 8/1
8 U232-15
Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Definite Appeal (IRE) 23
  • T:S Corbett
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: U232-15
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 S Corbett Gary Rutherford (5) 101 11/1
9 P8B-253
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Foot The Bill 193
  • T:P Holmes
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: P8B-253
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 P Holmes Brian Harding 92 14/1
10 4-41416
Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Local Present (IRE) 42
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 4-41416
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 B Ellison Aidan Coleman 85 6/1

In depth

Verdict

Everaard has won three times here over hurdles and once over fences. Back over the larger obstacles here, he has to go on the short-list while Angel Sun was only beaten a couple of lengths over C&D last time and has been knocking on the door. Pena Dorada and Dystonia's Revenge are others to consider but this looks a good opportunity for E STREET BOY to open his account over fences as he's now had a couple of runs to blow away any cobwebs following a break and only 5lb higher than his last success over timber. Exotic Man has only found one too good in both starts over fences but this trip will stretch his stamina.

Formwatch

Everaard (USA) 4-1fav (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.

Foot The Bill 17-2 (11-0) Jumped left, led, mistake 1st, hit 3rd, headed after 7th, lost place 10th, rallied after 4 out, hit last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Silent Snow (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Angel Sun (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside 14th, chased leading pair when switched inside after 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Dusky Bob (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.

Exotic Man (FR) 4-1fav (10-6) Held up towards rear and keen, blundered 3rd, headway 11th, hit 5 out, chased winner from 3 out, soon ridden, kept on and always held by winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Dec.

Pena Dorada (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Dec.

Local Present (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway when mistake 9th, ridden 3 out, one pace before next, 6th of 13, 14l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.

E Street Boy 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 12, 12l behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Definite Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders 13th, not fluent next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Mortimers Cross (10-10) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Dystonia's Revenge (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Always in rear, weakened 4 out, left in moderate 4th at last, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Solway Bay 22-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, kept on from before 2 out, no impression, 7th of 14, 17l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.