John Smith's Scottish Future Champions Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 5.00s
  • Off time: 15:00:18
Full result
Result 15:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Ericht 2/1f
2nd 1 Bar De Ligne 9 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 132331
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 16
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 132331
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 p S Gollings A P McCoy 132 7/2
2 P7-3211
YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Funny Star 52
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: P7-3211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6pt
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 pt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 141 4/1
3 356132
Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 22
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 356132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 112 100/1
4 43105-1
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 72
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 43105-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 N J Henderson A Tinkler 138 7/1
5 1343-P1
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 30
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1343-P1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 4/1
6 1159-25
Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 38
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1159-25
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 2/1f
7 12/3-P13
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Reaping The Reward (IRE) 30
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 12/3-P13
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130 22/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Viva Colonia (IRE)
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
8 11-4 B Ellison Danny Cook 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Bar De Ligne was well backed in a handicap over course and distance last month and duly obliged. A P McCoy is on board again and, though he's more exposed than a few of these, the eight-year-old should make his presence felt again. However, he was a long way behind Funny Star and Ericht at Doncaster earlier. The former has improved with experience and is on a hat-trick but only beat Ericht by half-a-length on Town Moor and the runner-up is 8lb better off now. TOP OF THE RANGE has always had the look of a chaser and confirmed that impression when making a winning start over the larger obstacles at Ascot in November. It's a bit of a surprise that Barry Geraghty has chosen his stablemate for this but the seven-year-old still gets the vote.

Formwatch

Ericht (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Held up in touch, mistake 8th, weakened before 5 out, moderate 5th, 5th of 7, well behind Loose Chips (11-3) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.

Bar De Ligne (FR) 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 10th, kept on strongly from before 2 out, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan beating Drumlang (10-5) by 7l, 11 ran.

Funny Star 9-5 (11-5) Tracked leader until after 2nd, pushed along before 6th, led approaching 3 out, ridden when bad mistake 2 out, edged left approaching last, driven out, won at Taunton 2m (3) gd in Dec beating Cape Dutch (10-6) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.

Witness In Court (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Made all, clear from before 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Musselburgh 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jan beating Jet Master (11-0) by 8l, 4 ran.

My Idea 22-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and effort 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner before last, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Yesyoucan (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.

Reaping The Reward (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked winner until before 4 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Witness In Court (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jan.

Top Of The Range (IRE) 4-7fav (11-1) Tracked leader, overjumped 3rd, led next, headed after 6th, tracked leader, led again 4 out, pressed 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on flat, won at Ascot 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Nov beating Titchwood (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.