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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.40s
  • Off time: 14:01:27
Full result
Result 14:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Cloudy Joker 17/2
2nd 2 Ballymoat 6/1
3rd 7 Forestside 6 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-34422
Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Cloudy Joker (IRE) 37
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 1-34422
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 107 17/2
2 8248-33
Maroon and white (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, yellow diamond Ballymoat 33
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 8248-33
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 107 6/1
3 65645-6
Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 19
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 65645-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 104 17/2
4 1/28338-
Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Teo Vivo (FR) 207
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1/28338-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 J Ewart B Hughes 104 13/2
5 245223
Beige, black stars, beige sleeves and cap Agricultural 26
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 245223
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Mrs L B Normile K Renwick 96 13/2
6 6334-85
Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 19
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:G B Watters
  • Form: 6334-85
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 96 25/1
7 P-7357P
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Forestside (IRE) 14
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: P-7357P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 F P Murtagh D F O'Regan 88 12/1
8 1/398-
Black, Yellow hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets and cap Get The Papers 313
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 1/398-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5t1
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 t1 Miss P Robson F Keniry 86 11/8f

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.