totepool.com Scottish Premier Chase (Handicap) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.70s
  • Off time: 13:35:12
Full result
Result 13:35 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Mr Moonshine 4/1
2nd 1 Viva Colonia 4/1
3rd 8 Bar De Ligne 7 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P5-0366
Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 25
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: P5-0366
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 B Ellison Timmy Murphy 139 4/1
2 6212-34
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Upsilon Bleu (FR) 33
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 6212-34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Miss P Robson D F O'Regan 137 11/4f
3 P2-4573
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Mr Moonshine (IRE) 25
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P2-4573
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 136 4/1
4 1-F0339
Emerald green, yellow sash, white cap Full Jack (FR) 33
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 1-F0339
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Miss P Robson B Harding 131 12/1
5 1-314F7
Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Sleep In First (FR) 24
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1-314F7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 127 25/1
6 2U4-651
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 23
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 2U4-651
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 h F P Murtagh R P Mclernon 127 10/1
7 234813
Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Quito Du Tresor (FR) 33
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 234813
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 125 10/1
8 051323
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 33
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 051323
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 p S Gollings P Buchanan 124 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Bocciani (GER)
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Harry Haynes
8 10-11 B Ellison Harry Haynes 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Kealigolane won over 3m here last month but Barry Murtagh's grey is equally effective over this shorter distance. Mr Moonshine was an excellent third in the Becher Chase at Aintree last time and will be thereabouts if that hasn't taken too much out of him but VIVA COLONIA must also be a factor taking a huge drop in class having taken on Sire De Grugy and company in the Tingle Creek last month. A dual course and distance winner early last year, the top weight had Mr Moonshine behind when third in a Grade 2 at Aintree in the autumn and is only a pound worse off today. Upsilon Bleu looks the pick of Pauline Robson's two runners and rates a bigger danger than Quito Du Tresor and Bar De Ligne.

Formwatch

Mr Moonshine (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Held up, headway 3rd, hit next, 3rd and one pace from 2 out, closed approaching elbow, stayed on without being able to challenge, 3rd of 22, 2 3/4l behind Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Viva Colonia (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) In rear, modest 8th 7th, never on terms, tailed off, 6th of 9, 32l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.

Bar De Ligne (FR) 3-1 (11-8) In rear, not fluent 1st, jumped right and slowly next, pushed along 7th, headway on outside 11th, 3rd and no impression 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 6, 36l behind Funny Star (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gd in Nov.

Upsilon Bleu (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 10th, led 5 out, headed 4 out, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 13l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.

Sleep In First (FR) 16-1 (10-12) In touch, blundered 3rd, weakened next, hampered last, 7th of 13, 25l behind Bogside (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

Full Jack (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Always in rear, struggling from 8th, 9th of 11, 45l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.

Quito Du Tresor (FR) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 7th, headed before 4 out, ridden and one pace after next, kept on flat, no impression, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Claragh Native (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.

Kealigolane (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Dec beating Storming Gale (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.