Dalhousie Bonnyrigg Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 45.80s
  • Off time: 12:30:25
Full result
Result 12:30 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Purple Bay 1/3f
2nd 2 Biggar 7 12/1
3rd 3 Downtown Boy 11 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 154-21
Black, black and maroon striped cap Purple Bay (IRE) 13
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 154-21
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 1/3f
2 98-25
Emerald green, black seams, halved sleeves, emerald green cap Biggar (IRE) 28
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:G B Watters
  • Form: 98-25
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 12/1
3 3
Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 38
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Grant Aidan Coleman 8/1
4
Grey, Pink hoops, quartered cap Ferney Boy 20
  • T:C W Fairhurst
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C W Fairhurst J Reveley 100/1
5
Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap May's Boy 49
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 James Moffatt B Hughes 33/1
6 3
Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Memory Cloth 13
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Craig Gallagher
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 B Ellison Craig Gallagher (7) 4/1
8 9-P
Yellow, Light Blue sash, armlets and diamond on cap Tchatchaco Ya Ya 20
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 9-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N G Richards J M Maguire 50/1
9 58
Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Trois Vallees (USA) 21
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 58
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 3160-3
Spitz (FR) 20
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 3160-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1012 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Smadynium (FR)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Memory Cloth is 7lb better off than when beaten four-and-a-half lengths by PURPLE BAY on his hurdling debut at Stratford. But Brian Ellison's Flat winner will need to settle better if he's to truly stay the trip over obstacles and there's a chance that the better ground will suit John Ferguson's promising four-year-old more here so he can confirm the form. Downtown Boy should improve on his third at Sedgefield and Spitz shaped nicely at Kelso and looks the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Spitz (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden in 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Plan Again (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Purple Bay (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Held up in touch, headway 2 out, led between last 2, driven and pressed last, edged left and kept on flat, won at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Dakar Run (11-0) by 1l, 10 ran.

Biggar (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) In touch, under pressure 4 out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 21l behind Sergeant Mattie (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Downtown Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, effort next, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Saint Thomas (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.

May's Boy 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 16, 14l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep (flat).

Ferney Boy 20-1 (8-9) Raced wide mid-division, headway to track leaders over 8f out, went 2nd 5f out, ridden when came stand side over 2f out, sooon weakened, 8th of 12, 17l behind Wee Giant (9-5) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct (flat).

Tchatchaco Ya Ya 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, weakened from 4 out, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.

Memory Cloth 8-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 2 out, ridden to challenge and every chance on outside between last 2, kept on same pace, no extra in 3rd from last, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Purple Bay (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Trois Vallees (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, no impression approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 10, 40l behind Lac Fontana (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.