Albert Bartlett Scottish Trial (Novices' Hurdle) 3m 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 56.90s
  • Off time: 13:30:21
Full result
Result 13:30 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Superior Quality 10/1
2nd 3 Lord Wishes ½ 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11-1135
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 50
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 11-1135
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 141 5/1
2 112-17P
Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 112-17P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 100/1
3 11-21
ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Lord Wishes (IRE) 49
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 11-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J Ewart B Hughes 132 10/3
4 2/4-6181
Mauve, Light Blue stars Superior Quality (IRE) 56
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 2/4-6181
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 C E Longsdon N Fehily 10/1
5 21-321
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 54
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 21-321
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 132 7/2
6 1412-62
RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 50
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 1412-62
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 7/4f

In depth

Verdict

Kris Cross and Superior Quality may have a bit to find to figure in this but the remaining quartet look closely matched. According To Trev has an extra penalty to carry, however, having won a Class 3 at Cheltenham in the autumn, though his last two runs have been in Grade 2 company. James Ewart rates LORD WISHES highly and, though surprisingly beaten on his hurdling debut at Newcastle, he made no mistake next time here over an extra half-mile. This even longer trip shouldn't be a problem and he's fancied to get the better of easy Sedgefield winner Witness In Court and Aerial, who is still a maiden over hurdles but has won four times over fences up to 2m6f and did finish ahead of According To Trev at Cheltenham in December.

Formwatch

Superior Quality (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 6th, led after 3 out, clear next, ran on, won at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Salmanazar (11-0) by 5l, 18 ran.

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.

Witness In Court (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Made all, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec beating Madam Lilibet (9-11) by 22l, 12 ran.

According To Trev (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 5th of 7, 31l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Kris Cross (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders went 2nd 3rd, not fluent 5th or 7th, mistake 8th, weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Our Joey (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.

Aerial (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear in touch, headway on outside approaching 2 out, effort to challenge on stands side rail last, soon ridden, kept on same pace, well held flat, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.