JRF Chimney Specialist Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 53.50s
  • Off time: 16:00:33
Full result
Result 16:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Benmadigan 9/2
2nd 8 Solway Dornal 11/1
3rd 9 Laybach 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U26576/
White, Black stars, Black and Red halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Mountskip 720
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:Shaun Dobbin
  • Form: U26576/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Mrs R Dobbin Shaun Dobbin (10) 94 3/1f
2 641537-
Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Stormy Morning 24
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 641537-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p P A Kirby Adam Nicol (7) 94 7/2
3 427P54
Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap Endeavor 19
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Miss E C Sayer
  • Form: 427P54
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 90 10/1
4 U6-8135
Black and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Benmadigan (IRE) 70
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B T Treanor
  • Form: U6-8135
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 N G Richards B T Treanor (10) 88 9/2
5 5P84U-P
Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Commercial Express (IRE) 165
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Mr C Alexander
  • Form: 5P84U-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 N W Alexander Mr C Alexander (7) 85 50/1
6 P/461R-9
Black and Orange (halved), Black sleeves, Black cap, Orange stars Qollioure (FR) 168
  • T:S Shirley-Beavan
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: P/461R-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 h S Shirley-Beavan F Keniry 82 40/1
7 4426/89
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Corky Dancer 13
  • T:A Parker
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 4426/89
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 A Parker R McGrath 79 7/1
8 272-136
Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Dornal 99
  • T:Miss L Harrison
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 272-136
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9pt
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 pt Miss L Harrison S Mulqueen (7) 77 11/1
9 242-822
GREY, red stars, red cap Laybach (IRE) 27
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 242-822
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 73 9/2

In depth

Verdict

ENDEAVOR's recent fourth at Kelso looks the best recent form on offer and Diane Sayer's seven-year-old, who has improved with age, gets the vote in this finale. The longer trip shouldn't be a problem as long as the ground doesn't deteriorate. Benmadigan has been in better form of late and should be thereabouts again while Stormy Morning looks a threat coming off a decent season on the Flat. Laybach was beaten a long way when second at Carlisle last time, however, and is still a maiden under both codes while Solway Dornal is high enough in the weights now.

Formwatch

Benmadigan (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway when short of room after 5th, ridden 2 out, one pace and beaten when hampered last, 5th of 14, 15l behind Midnight Myth (10-13) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.

Solway Dornal 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway from 5th, reminder before 11th, stumbled next, weakened 4 out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Fog Patches (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.

Laybach (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Led until after 2nd, hard driven 5 out, soon weakened, no chance with winner, moderate 2nd, 2nd of 6, 49l behind Mwaleshi (11-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.

Corky Dancer 66-1 (10-12) Held up behind, struggling after 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, well behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Mountskip 16-1 (10-9) In touch, ridden approaching last, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 11l behind Altan Khan (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov '10.

Stormy Morning 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, well behind Dawn Ride (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.

Endeavor 7-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2 out, went 3rd last until no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 16l behind Hunters Belt (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.

Commercial Express (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Always behind, never on terms, tailed off 16th and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Itzacliche (11-13) at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (4) gd in May, 10 ran.

Qollioure (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, led before 6th, headed 8th, soon left in lead, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 47l behind Tears From Heaven (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May.