John Smith's Scottish Champion Chase (Handicap) (For The Bowes-Lyons Trophy) (Sunday 5k Bonus Race) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 1.60s
  • Off time: 15:00:31
Full result
Result 15:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Prince Of Dreams 13/2
2nd 1 Anquetta 6 10/3
3rd 6 Ciceron ½ 3/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7/1F045-
Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 288
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 7/1F045-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 136 10/3
2 112-13U
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 36
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 112-13U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p B Ellison D F O'Regan 134 7/1
3 3602-38
RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 50
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 3602-38
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 132 12/1
4 8-14112
Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 33
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 8-14112
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 4/1
5 15-4230
Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Lucky Landing (IRE) 197
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 15-4230
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 130 40/1
6 00-P222
DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 36
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 00-P222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 3/1f
7 P4-P806
DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Quito Du Tresor (FR) 55
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: P4-P806
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 125 10/1
8 33-43F2
Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 26
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 33-43F2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 E De Giles Felix De Giles 117 13/2
9 1P2-P76
Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Red Tanber (IRE) 33
  • T:B Mactaggart
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 1P2-P76
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 B Mactaggart Henry Brooke 116 40/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Tara Royal
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
7 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

Anquetta tackled most of the big 2m handicaps last spring but returns from a break under top weight here. De Boitron is an infrequent winner while Stormy Weather has plenty of weight for a novice and was just starting to struggle when unseating his rider at Doncaster last time. CICERON was eventually second in that Doncaster race and is steadily finding his feet over the larger obstacles. He won a competitive handicap hurdle off a higher mark around this time last year and could be the one to beat today as Swift Arrow couldn't complete the hat-trick off his new mark here last time, though the drop back to 2m will suit. Prince Of Dreams looks best of the rest as both Quito Du Tresor and Red Tanber have lost their way.

Formwatch

Prince Of Dreams 9-2 (11-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway 6th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and every chance flat, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Arthur's Pass (11-7) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.

Anquetta (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed before 4 out, kept on, weakened last, 5th of 9, 23l behind Doeslessthanme (11-11) at Ayr 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.

Ciceron (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up, headway when hit 5th, challenged 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Conquisto (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov chs (4) sft in Dec.

De Boitron (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Towards rear, headway 6 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 16, 27l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Quito Du Tresor (FR) 7-1 (11-2) In touch, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Lucky Landing (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Always behind, 14th of 16, well behind I Have Dreamed (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Jul.

Swift Arrow (IRE) 5-2fav (11-6) Held up in rear, headway 11th, chased leaders under pressure before 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take narrow 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Bocciani (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.

Red Tanber (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Pressed leader, lost place 12th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Bocciani (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.

Stormy Weather (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Prominent, led 6th, headed approaching 4 out, no extra 3 out, weakened next, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Conquisto (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov chs (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.