Scottish Future Champions Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 4 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 33.60s
  • Off time: 14:00:51
Full result
Result 14:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Viva Colonia 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 97-5311
Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 32
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 97-5311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 139 5/1
2 1116-11
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 32
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1116-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell B J Geraghty 4/7f
3 1050-61
Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 30
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 1050-61
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 B Ellison Danny Cook 135 9/2
4 111-P33
Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Attaglance 25
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 111-P33
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 t J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 17/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Bold Sir Brian (IRE)
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
6 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

TAP NIGHT is proving a real money-spinner and had no trouble justifying short odds on his chasing bow at Ayr. He's already won twice over this distance over hurdles and can improve his strike-rate further by landing this ahead of the hat-trick-seeking Desert Cry, who isn't certain to stay this trip, and Viva Colonia. Brian Ellison's gelding had his course and distance victory franked when the runner-up won at Towcester earlier this week however. Attaglance would have been a threat to all had this been over hurdles but last year's Cheltenham and Aintree winner has disappointed over fences so far.

Formwatch

Viva Colonia (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5 out, mistake and led 3 out, clear before last, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Jan beating Sydney Paget (11-0) by 10l, 8 ran.

Desert Cry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, mistake 7th, headway next, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan beating Kudu Country (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

Attaglance 11-1 (11-0) Tracked clear pair, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, well behind Overturn (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Jan.

Tap Night (USA) 4-9fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, closed 8th, soon went 3rd, shaken up after jumping slightly slowly 3 out, picked up well and led on bit after next, eased clear from last, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Jan beating Un Guet Apens (10-10) by 5l, 4 ran.