Musselburgh Interactive Beginners' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,697 2nd £1,683 3rd £842 4th £421 5th £210
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 53.00s
  • Off time: 13:20:10
Full result
Result 13:20 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Kie 6/5f
2nd 3 Rigidity 11 85/40

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U4F64-4
Light Blue, Red cap, Light Blue star Bogside (IRE) 160
  • T:G A Charlton
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: U4F64-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 G A Charlton Lucy Alexander (3) 110 25/1
2 59/6738-
Emerald green, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow star Morning Time (IRE) 461
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Fox
  • Form: 59/6738-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 p Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 66/1
3 4268P-5
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rigidity 27
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4268P-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1pt
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 pt Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 85/40
4 223263-
Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Vosges (FR) 203
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 223263-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 J Ewart B Hughes 120 9/2
5 7-32513
White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Glenora Gale (IRE) 36
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 7-32513
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/1
6 313620-
BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Kie (IRE) 240
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 313620-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/5f

In depth

Verdict

KIE won over hurdles here and at Kelso around this time last year. He was quite highly tried after and is high enough in the weights over the smaller obstacles so it's no surprise that Donald McCain is sending him over fences early in life. He should win this if his jumping is up to scratch. Bogside, Rigidity and Vosges already have experience over fences. Tim Vaughan's five-year-old has the most scope and should be thereabouts but Glenora Gale proved difficult to win with over hurdles, though is still preferred to returning stablemate Morning Time.

Formwatch

Kie (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Prominent until 4th, 22nd of 24, well behind Une Artiste (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar.

Rigidity 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 6th, ridden to lead before last, headed last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 6l behind No Planning (11-3) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.

Bogside (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, mistake 2nd, jumped slowly 3rd (water), headed 4th, stayed handy, looking beaten when mistake last, no impression final 250 yards, 4th of 6, 12l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.

Morning Time (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Raced keenly, led, mistake 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 29l behind Parson's Punch (10-7) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun '11.

Glenora Gale (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Led to 2nd, led again 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Hidden Identity (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Vosges (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Led to 4th, with leader, pushed along after 5 out, soon outpaced, kept on from last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Tiptoeaway (11-0) at Ayr 2m nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.