32Red.com Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 57.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:27
Full result
Result 12:40 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Buffalo Ballet 7/1
2nd 8 Veloce 4/9f
3rd 2 Liberty Court 2 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 32-55
Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Buffalo Ballet 55
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 32-55
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 7/1
2 1-32
Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Liberty Court (IRE) 25
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1-32
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 3/1
3 6-80
Grey, red cap, grey diamond Lisbon (IRE) 27
  • T:P Griffin
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 6-80
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 t P Griffin J Reveley 100/1
4 08
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Lortzing (IRE) 22
  • T:Karl Thornton
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Karl Thornton P Buchanan 100/1
5 433-222
Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Red Myst (IRE) 215
  • T:V Thompson
  • J:Mr Colm Mccormack
  • Form: 433-222
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 V Thompson Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 50/1
6 586
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Regal Ramirez 49
  • T:M Smith
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 586
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 M Smith D F O'Regan 40/1
7 313-4
Pink and Primrose (halved), sleeves reversed, Pink cap Scarlet Fire (IRE) 27
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 313-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 N G Richards B Harding 12/1
8 2
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 16
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/9f
9 0
Royal blue, white hoop, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 30
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 A D Brown Danny Cook 66/1

In depth

Verdict

VELOCE won three times on the Flat last year and made a very promising start to his hurdling career when chasing home the potentially smart Poet at Newbury. A repeat of that effort over this extra half-mile would almost certainly suffice here. Winning pointer Liberty Court was beaten less than a length over this trip at Fakenham last month and should be winning soon while Scarlet Fire will have learned plenty from his fourth at Aintree, though was beaten a long way. The others will probably struggle to make an impression today.

Formwatch

Buffalo Ballet 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced 8th, kept on from 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 42l behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Veloce (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before last, went 2nd flat, kept on but readily held by winner, 2nd of 18, 2 1/4l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Liberty Court (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) In touch, ridden and headway 2 out, chased leading pair last, kept on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Ericht (10-4) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.

Scarlet Fire (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 12, well behind Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Lisbon (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 14, well behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Carlton Jack (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

Lortzing (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Red Myst (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) 2nd of 11, 8l behind Mission Beach (12-0) at Hexham 2m 4f ptp gd in Jun.

Regal Ramirez 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 3f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 11l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.