Be One Step Ahead Maiden Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.55s
  • Off time: 14:20:17
Full result
Result 14:20 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Imperial Vic 9/4
2nd 1 Dannanceys Hill 6 Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/2532-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dannanceys Hill (IRE) 235
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1/2532-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 116 Evsf
2 4/5455-4
Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Edmund (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs A Hamilton
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 4/5455-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs A Hamilton B Hughes 18/1
3 4-21
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Ifyouthinkso 180
  • T:C Grant
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 4-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C Grant D F O'Regan 7/1
4 25412-5
Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 33
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 25412-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 M Smith Danny Cook 9/4
5 404-333
Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap L'eminence Grise (IRE) 23
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 404-333
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 99 10/1
6 7/5-8P98
MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star Noble Steel (IRE) 95
  • T:R O'Leary
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 7/5-8P98
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 R O'Leary Peter Carberry (5) 84 28/1
7 0564
Royal Blue, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots Miss Deefiant 44
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 0564
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 Mrs L B Normile Ryan Mania 125/1

In depth

Verdict

Winning pointer DANNANCEYS HILL went very close over hurdles at Southwell in March. No doubt his long-term future lies over fences but he should be good enough to land this en route. Ifyouthinkso, another winner between the flags, also has scope but may need more time while Imperial Vic should also do better when tackling the larger obstacles. Edmund and L'Eminence Grise have looked one-paced so far but still look the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Imperial Vic (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, under pressure when hit 8th, kept on approaching last, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 11l behind Maggio (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Dannanceys Hill (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) In touch on inside, smooth headway approaching 3 out, challenged on outside when blundered 2 out, led last, soon driven, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Destroyer Deployed (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.

L'eminence Grise (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd before last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 10, 19l behind Dursey Sound (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Ifyouthinkso 4-1 (12-0) Cl up in mid div, 6th aftr a mile & 8th bef 3out, ld bef 2out, 2l adv last, sow, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp in May beating Loudmouth (12-0) by 3l, 17 ran.

Edmund (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, blundered 5th, weakened 4 out, 4th of 8, well behind Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.

Miss Deefiant 50-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, went 2nd 3 out until before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 4, 44l behind Mulligan's Man (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.

Noble Steel (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Waited with a long way off the pace in rear of mid-division, much closer order in 5th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 18, 16l behind Serra Nova (11-0) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug.