John Smith's Scottish County Hurdle (Handicap) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 47.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:11
Full result
Result 15:30 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Brick Red 5/2f
2nd 5 Constant Contact 7/2
3rd 11 Calaf 3 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 176611
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Brick Red 17
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 176611
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 137 5/2f
2 501115
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mwaleshi 43
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 501115
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 135 7/1
3 140-442
Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 33
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 140-442
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 R A Fahey B Hughes 132 9/2
4 000-425
Red, White hollow box The Bull Hayes (IRE) 233
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 000-425
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 132 40/1
5 1-15507
Red, white stripe, emerald green and white striped sleeves and cap Constant Contact 43
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1-15507
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 C E Longsdon N Fehily 130 7/2
6 5329-14
Black, black and maroon striped cap Creekside 55
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 5329-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 p J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 128 14/1
7 10-7333
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 33
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 10-7333
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 127 9/1
9 27-0080
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 33
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 27-0080
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 J S Goldie R McGrath 121 16/1
10 4-3P
Light green, brown braces and armlets, brown cap Lifetime (IRE) 31
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:K James
  • Form: 4-3P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 142 10-2 B Ellison K James (5) 113 40/1
11 552
Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Calaf 12
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 552
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 142 10-2 B Ellison Harry Derham (5) 113 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 311111
Home Run (GER) 33
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 311111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 1013 p D Pipe Non Runner 124 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Stormy Weather (FR)
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D F O'Regan
6 10-5 B Ellison D F O'Regan 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Brick Red has come right back to form but has shot up the weights and wouldn't want much more rain. Mwaleshi, on the other hand, thrives in the mud as does Dontpaytheferryman. INGLEBY SPIRIT likes it here and has already won twice over course and distance. He found only the well-handicapped Swing Bowler too good on his last visit to the course and can open his account for the season now, though the prolific Home Run is sure to have his supporters again despite having gone up 35lb in the weights since his winning run began. Creekside might appreciate the return to hurdles but has disappointed here on a couple of occasions previously.

Formwatch

Home Run (GER) 6-4fav (11-11) Always prominent, driven to lead approaching 3 out, soon ridden and edged left, hard pressed last, edged left and stayed on under pressure flat, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan beating Takaatuf (10-5) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.

Brick Red 1-2fav (11-9) Always prominent, led going well 2 out, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan beating Mubrook (10-8) by 5l, 7 ran.

Constant Contact 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 10, 31l behind Bakbenscher (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Calaf 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, wandered into 4th, not fluent next, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, mistake last, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Zarzal (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Ingleby Spirit 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance 2 out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner after last, held flat, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Swing Bowler (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 15-2 (11-1) Led narrowly to 2nd, tracked leader, led again approaching 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Swing Bowler (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Mwaleshi 9-1 (10-12) Led, headed after last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Bakbenscher (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Arctic Court (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Mid-division on outside, lost place and behind 4th, no danger after, 10th of 14, 17l behind Swing Bowler (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Creekside 13-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, jumped left throughout, headway before 4 out, mistake 2 out when every chance, no extra before last, 4th of 10, 8l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

The Bull Hayes (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd 5 out, no impression under pressure from 3 out, 5th of 15, 26l behind Dazzling Susie (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gs in Jun.

Lifetime (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, jumped big 1st, ridden 5th, weakened after next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.