TurfTV Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 4.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:22
Full result
Result 15:30 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Or de Grugy 4/1
2nd 2 The Big Freeze 1 7/2f
3rd 8 Dukeofchesterwood 26 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2/P110-6
Red, white stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white cap Knight Woodsman 176
  • T:R M Smith
  • J:Mr C Bewley
  • Form: 2/P110-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 104 25/1
2 2758-85
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 23
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 2758-85
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 102 7/2f
3 551/3P1-
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Captain Nash (IRE) 228
  • T:C Grant
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 551/3P1-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 t C Grant R McGrath 100 11/1
4 9864-P1
Royal Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap Or de Grugy (FR) 32
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 9864-P1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 100 4/1
5 33-P29P
White, Red hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, hooped cap Ouest Eclair (FR) 13
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 33-P29P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 b Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 90 33/1
6 609-638
Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Ballymacduff (IRE) 51
  • T:G A Charlton
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 609-638
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 t G A Charlton Ryan Mania 85 6/1
7 39-724P
GREY, RED sash, armlets and cap Via Archimede (USA) 42
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 39-724P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7v
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 v Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 85 10/1
8 2U7/P58-
Dark Green, Red hooped sleeves, Red cap Dukeofchesterwood 508
  • T:Karen Mclintock
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 2U7/P58-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6p1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 p1 Karen Mclintock B Hughes 84 13/2
9 243868-
Red, White diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue diamonds, Red cap, White star Jan Jandura (IRE) 209
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 243868-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 t W Amos Brian Harding 82 5/1
10 63494-2
Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Archie's Wish 63
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 63494-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Micky Hammond K Renwick 76 18/1

In depth

Verdict

Ouest Éclair wouldn't be without a chance here on his best form but he's very inconsistent. The Big Freeze could also go well while Captain Nash is lightly-raced and won at Hexham in March. Or De Grugy bounced back to form at Kelso last month but is 8lb higher here while September's Sedgefield runner-up Archie's Wish is 3lb out of the handicap. VIA ARCHIMEDE won over hurdles here in January off an identical mark and is unexposed over the larger obstacles. He can bounce back from a poor effort at Perth last time by landing this.

Formwatch

Or de Grugy (FR) 4-1 (11-6) In touch, led when hit 6th, headed narrowly next, led again approaching bypassed 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on flat, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct beating Ballybanks (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

The Big Freeze (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 8th, led before 10th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 14, 9l behind Another Trump (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.

Dukeofchesterwood 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place before 14th, tailed off, 8th of 11, 48l behind City Of Doral (10-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun '11.

Ouest Eclair (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th until bad mistake 7th, hampered by loose horse 10th, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Local Present (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 11 ran.

Via Archimede (USA) 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before next, in a race won by Rossini's Dancer (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep, 7 ran.

Archie's Wish 7-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear, in rear from 13th, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Moon Melody (9-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.

Knight Woodsman 25-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 12, 31l behind Mumbles Head (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.

Captain Nash (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) In rear and in touch, headway before 12th, led 3 out, headed before last, regain lead run-in, kept on, driven out, won at Hexham 3m 1f beg chase (5) gd in Mar beating Thelobstercatcher (11-0) by 1l, 5 ran.

Ballymacduff (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) 8th of 13, 32l behind Numero Un (10-10) at Compiegne(FR) 2m 5f hdl sft in Sep.

Jan Jandura (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Always behind, 8th of 12, well behind Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.