Cala Homes Straight Handicap 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 0.29s
  • Off time: 17:05:56
Full result
Result 17:05 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Noble Asset 6/1
2nd 2 Royal Brave nk 15/8f
3rd 4 Perfect Blossom ½ 18/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 527147
Purple, Purple and Pink check sleeves Midnight Dynamo 6
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 527147
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 J S Goldie G Lee 75 8/1
2 (7) 313215
Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Royal Brave (IRE) 34
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 313215
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 74 15/8f
3 (4) 723221
Maroon, white stars, halved sleeves, maroon cap Flash City (ITY) 36
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 723221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 72 4/1
4 (9) 155946
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Perfect Blossom 9
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Jack Garritty
  • Form: 155946
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 A Berry Jack Garritty (5) 72 18/1
5 (8) 133277
Orange, Dark Blue armlets Noble Asset 6
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 133277
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 J J Quinn P Makin 73 6/1
6 (1) 35-9165
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Lexington Rose 29
  • T:B Smart
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 35-9165
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 B Smart P Mulrennan 72 16/1
7 (6) 158142
Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Scoreline 21
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Sam James
  • Form: 158142
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2p1
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 p1 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 71 6/1
8 (5) 02-0069
BLACK, White Diamond and Sleeves Gottcher 15
  • T:I Semple
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 02-0069
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13b
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 b I Semple T Eaves 67 40/1
9 (2) 341476
Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Storyline (IRE) 47
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 341476
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 64 14/1

In depth

Verdict

Six of the nine runners are already course and distance winners so it's a matter of working out whose turn it is today. Flash City hasn't won on the track but was successful at Nottingham in July. ROYAL BRAVE will find this easier than the Class 3 he contested last time at Goodwood. He'd won at Sandown previously and is preferred to Scoreline, only beaten half-a-length at Newcastle last time. Noble Asset could be best of the rest as he looks better treated than Midnight Dynamo and Lexington Rose.

Formwatch

Noble Asset 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Tom Sawyer (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Royal Brave (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Held up, headway far side over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Online Alexander (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.

Perfect Blossom 25-1 (9-8) In touch, effort well over 1f out, never on terms, last of 6, 5l behind Layla's Hero (9-7) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Flash City (ITY) 7-2 (9-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, edged right entering final furlong, ridden to lead towards finish, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-11) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Storyline (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Bashiba (8-6) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.

Scoreline 11-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lucky Times (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.

Midnight Dynamo 50-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, last of 7, 11l behind Pearl Secret (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.

Lexington Rose 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Tinsill (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.

Gottcher 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Emjayem (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) in Aug.