32Red Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.10s
  • Off time: 14:11:24
Full result
Result 14:10 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Witness In Court 7/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 36-UU23
Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Jet Master (IRE) 19
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 36-UU23
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0ht
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 ht N W Alexander B Hughes 127 6/4f
2 212/3-P1
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Reaping The Reward (IRE) 183
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 212/3-P1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130 5/2
3 21343-P
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 76
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 21343-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 7/4
4 P3-6066
Dark Blue and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, quartered cap Lillioftheballet (IRE) 35
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: P3-6066
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 J S Goldie Harry Challoner (5) 81 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Reaping The Reward beat Strongpoint, who won a valuable handicap hurdle here on New Year's Day, over the smaller obstacles at Perth in July but hasn't been seen since. He's lightly-raced, however, and could easily make a winning start over fences at the age of 10. But we'll give another chance to WITNESS IN COURT, who will surely prove better than he showed when pulled up at Kelso in October. He won between the flags in 2012 and scored over hurdles on soft going. Jet Master will probably find at least one too good again and the mare Lillioftheballet has been out of form for a while.

Formwatch

Witness In Court (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led, jumped left 1st, set strong pace, headed 11th, weakened after 13th, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Green Flag (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.

Jet Master (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Close up in last place, chased winner 4 out until ridden 2 out, outpaced from last, last of 3, 14l behind Knock A Hand (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 5f (3) hvy in Dec.

Reaping The Reward (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, not fluent 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul beating Strongpoint (11-12) by 13l, 10 ran.

Lillioftheballet (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) In touch, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 11, 32l behind Pass Muster (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.