Dalhousie Bonnyrigg 720 Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 42.53s
  • Off time: 14:51:47
Full result
Result 14:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Nine Stories 8/1
2nd 10 Smart Ruler 25/1
3rd 4 Hi George 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2/1114-4
Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Simply Ned (IRE) 23
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2/1114-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N G Richards D N Russell 128 10/11f
2 16-0708
Purple, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 23
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 16-0708
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-9b1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
4 163 11-9 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 11/2
3 2984-86
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Nine Stories (IRE) 23
  • T:C Grant
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 2984-86
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6v1
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 v1 C Grant K Renwick 122 8/1
4 14-1710
Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Hi George 20
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 14-1710
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 157 11-3 t J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 119 7/1
6 45-7F11
Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Claude Carter 69
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 45-7F11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 113 20/1
7 627U-92
Saxe blue, yellow armlets, white cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 33
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 627U-92
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 110 20/1
8 3-33275
White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 23
  • T:Karen Mclintock
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 3-33275
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 p Karen Mclintock B Hughes 108 8/1
9 8/0215-0
Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue and White striped sleeves Golden Future 7
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 8/0215-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 P D Niven Henry Brooke (3) 107 40/1
10 79533-P
Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 43
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 79533-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 James Moffatt R McGrath 103 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 318457
Cool Baranca (GER) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Miss E C Sayer
  • Form: 318457
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 112 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer 118 NR

In depth

Verdict

Simply Ned will be all the better for his fourth at Wetherby and, though 3lb higher here, Davy Russell has travelled over to take the ride. He shouldn't be far away while it would be no surprise to see Hi George bounce back from a poor run at Cheltenham, though this may be a bit sharp for the latter nowadays. Claude Carter arrives on a hat-trick after a couple of wins at Market Rasen while Golden Future won over C&D a year ago and will be sharper for a recent reappearance. BRIDLINGTONBYGONES was just behind Simply Ned at Wetherby but ahead of Nine Stories and Unknown rebel. Karen McLintock's gelding will enjoy the better ground and is a sporting selection to finally end his long wait for a first win over hurdles.

Formwatch

Cool Baranca (GER) 33-1 (10-2) Behind, struggling 5th, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 36l behind Cape Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.

Nine Stories (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mistakes, mid-division, reminder after 3rd, chased leaders on outside after 4 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, no impression when switched inside 2 out, 6th of 14, 10l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Smart Ruler (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside 4th, mistake next, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off after 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Jolly Roger (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.

Hi George 25-1 (10-7) Prominent, ridden 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 22nd of 23, well behind Bondage (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Unknown Rebel (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, ridden to chase leaders on outside after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 8th of 14, 18l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 5th of 14, 5l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Grand Diamond (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure approaching 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well flat, went 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind War Singer (11-12) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.

Simply Ned (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) In touch, tracked leading pair approaching 3 out, effort on inside next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, held flat, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 14, 2l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Claude Carter 9-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, soon chased leader, ridden to lead flat, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep beating Favours Brave (11-7) by 1l, 10 ran.

Golden Future 28-1 (10-9) Mistake 2nd, always behind, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Sporting Boy (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.