32Red.com Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 3.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:22
Full result
Result 13:40 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Silver Steel 13/2
2nd 4 Mystified 3 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 623436
Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap The Good Guy (IRE) 25
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 623436
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 G McPherson Killian Moore (7) 93 15/8
2 5-72164
Dark Blue, White and Red chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Silver Steel (FR) 43
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 5-72164
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10bt
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 bt R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 91 13/2
3 6738-44
Emerald green, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow star Morning Time (IRE) 19
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Fox
  • Form: 6738-44
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 85 4/1
4 U6-2335
White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Mystified (IRE) 19
  • T:A Berry
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: U6-2335
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 A Berry B Harding 82 14/1
5 477P-43
Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap Sleep In First (FR) 9
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 477P-43
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 81 7/4f

In depth

Verdict

Sleep In First was well backed over hurdles at Sedgefield on Boxing Day but found little off the bridle and was pulled up in his only previous attempt over fences. We much prefer SILVER STEEL, who is only a pound higher than when winning at Perth in August and wears blinkers here on his first run over 2m since. Mystified has finished last three times in succession but Morning Time may have a bit of scope, though he didn't show much over C&D last time. The Good Guy last ran over fences in 2009 and his record then was abysmal so how he'll fare here is anybody's guess.

Formwatch

Silver Steel (FR) 9-1 (11-5) Held up, ridden 10th, never a factor, 4th of 5, 34l behind Pickworth (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Mystified (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place approaching 4 out, kept on same pace from next, last of 5, 13l behind Father Shine (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

Morning Time (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up 4th and last, outpaced 4 out, soon beaten, no chance with leaders, last of 4, 27l behind Monarch's Way (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

The Good Guy (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 34l behind Who Owns Me (11-7) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Sleep In First (FR) 13-8fav (10-4) Held up in touch, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Sam Lord (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.