William Hill - Supporting Musselburgh's Free Raceday Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281 5th £140
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 2.40s
- Off time: 14:01:27
|1st||1 Cloudy Joker||17/2|
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 37
|5||166 11-12||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||107||17/2|
|6||166 11-12 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||107||6/1|
Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 19
|5||163 11-9||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||104||17/2|
Teo Vivo (FR) 207
|6||163 11-9||J Ewart||B Hughes||104||13/2|
|7||155 11-1||Mrs L B Normile||K Renwick||96||13/2|
Ben Akram (IRE) 19
|5||155 11-1||Miss Lucinda V Russell||G B Watters (7)||96||25/1|
Forestside (IRE) 14
|8||147 10-7||F P Murtagh||D F O'Regan||88||12/1|
Get The Papers 313
|6||145 10-5 t1||Miss P Robson||F Keniry||86||11/8f|
Agricultural has been placed in a similar grade in his last three starts and should be thereabouts again. Ballymoat was only beaten a length-and-a-half at Fontwell on his chasing debut and is another with claims but CLOUDY JOKER is very interesting now his attention is switched to fences. Beaten less than a length over hurdles at Sedgefield last month, he jumped well when he won a point-to-point in Ireland in April and is starting at a lowly level. Teo Vivo may also make a better chaser than hurdler but might need this.
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed last, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Bright Abbey (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Ballymoat 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, led 6 out, headed before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, headed last 75 yards, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Caulfields Venture (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Forestside (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tutchec (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 6th of 12, 42l behind Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Get The Papers 11-1 (11-0) Always behind, 8th of 13, well behind Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Teo Vivo (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 9, 29l behind Around A Pound (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Agricultural 5-1 (10-13) Held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Streams Of Whiskey (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Ben Akram (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) In rear, mistakes, reminders 4th, soon tailed off, 5th of 7, 38l behind Sendiym (10-10) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.