R&M Mike Finnie 25th Anniversary Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 13 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 45.60s
  • Off time: 13:50:45
Full result
Result 13:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Smadynium 9/2
2nd 5 Maybe I Wont 11/4
3rd 13 Waltz Darling 12 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5
Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Bright Applause 6
  • T:Miss Tracy Waggott
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Miss Tracy Waggott A P Lane 33/1
2 5
Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Calaf 15
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 h B Ellison Danny Cook 15/8f
3 43F-424
Emerald Green, Purple star, hooped sleeves, Purple cap Formulation (IRE) 83
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 43F-424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 106 14/1
4 7467P5-
Saxe blue, yellow armlets, orange cap I Got Sunshine 230
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 7467P5-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 80/1
5 34-4222
Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Maybe I Wont 15
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 34-4222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 James Moffatt R McGrath 115 11/4
6 35
Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Pinotage 21
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 35
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P D Niven B Hughes 14/1
7
Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Praxios 14
  • T:N Wilson
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 N Wilson Adam Nicol (7) 80/1
8 44
SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Purkab 44
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 44
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 100/1
9 3/
Royal Blue, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Red cap Raleigh Quay (IRE) 40
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form: 3/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 18/1
10
Royal blue and white diamonds, white and red striped sleeves, royal blue cap Shamo Hill Theatre 9
  • T:L A Mullaney
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 p L A Mullaney Harry Haynes 50/1
11 272-5
Red, grey striped sleeves, white cap Smadynium (FR) 29
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 272-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/2
12 31-
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Swift Escape 219
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 31-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 15/2
13
Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Waltz Darling (IRE) 100
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 40/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Gordonsville
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:K Mercer
8 10-12 J S Goldie K Mercer 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Smadynium never figured on his reappearance at Worcester but should strip fitter here. Swift Escape won an Exeter bumper in April and has scope while Formulation and Maybe I Wont have plenty of experience and can also figure while Waltz Darling will have had plenty of schooling. Calaf did well to finish fifth at Ludlow considering he refused to settle but we were quite taken with BRIGHT APPLAUSE's debut effort at Wetherby last week. Twice a winner over 1m4f on the Flat, he had every chance at the last at the West Yorkshire track and will know more here.

Formwatch

Smadynium (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, never reached leaders, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 11l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.

Maybe I Wont 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leading pair, challenged on inside 2 out, soon ridden, led last, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.

Waltz Darling (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Kalk Bay (9-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug (flat).

Formulation (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway when mistake 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Parc Des Princes (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.

Calaf 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, stayed on approaching 3 out, never near to challenge, 5th of 14, 17l behind Hold Court (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Swift Escape 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, rallied over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr beating I'm A Gangster (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Raleigh Quay (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked clear leader, not fluent 1st, ridden and hit 2 out, kept on same pace after last, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Silverlord (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan '11.

Pinotage 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hampered and hit rail soon after 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

I Got Sunshine 40-1 (10-4) In rear, outpaced 4 out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 8, 32l behind Royal Opera (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Bright Applause 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 24l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.

Shamo Hill Theatre 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Edgware Road (9-11) by shd, 12 ran (flat).

Purkab 33-1 (10-7) Took keen hold early, held up, not fluent 3rd, soon ridden and lost touch, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Esporao (11-0) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) gd in Sep.

Praxios 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct (flat).