Ship Inn, Dalkeith Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 24.70s
  • Off time: 13:00:18
Full result
Result 13:00 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Twice Lucky 13/8j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 9P22U2-
Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star What A Dream 233
  • T:W Amos
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 9P22U2-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t W Amos B Harding 94 11/4
2 2-34622
Dark blue, grey and light blue striped cap Ballybanks (IRE) 34
  • T:R Johnson
  • J:Mr T Speke
  • Form: 2-34622
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 p1 R Johnson Mr T Speke (7) 84 13/8j
3 665U2-2
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Twice Lucky 15
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 665U2-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 82 13/8j
5 9023/PP
Black, red epaulets, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Bollin River 21
  • T:Mrs J C McGregor
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 9023/PP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 Mrs J C McGregor A P Lane 69 18/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 F452-41
Shoal Bay Dreamer 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: F452-41
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
6 105 p Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 73 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Super Ally (IRE)
  • T:A Parker
  • J:Timmy Murphy
6 11-4 A Parker Timmy Murphy 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

BALLYBANKS finished runner-up over C&D last month and the race couldn't have worked out much better with both the winner and the third having subsequently won. Robert Johnson's chaser gets the nod to go one better. Twice Lucky also found one too good at Newcastle last time but the winner has since let the form down while What A Dream has claims on his placed efforts but hasn't raced since March. Shoal Bay Dreamer won a modest contest at Hexham yesterday but would have no penalty to carry here if turned out again and makes more appeal than Bollin River, who has shown little over fences so far.

Formwatch

Shoal Bay Dreamer 13-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Delgany Gunner (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.

Twice Lucky 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, disputed 2nd next, stayed on to chase winner flat, no impression, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Sacre Toi (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.

Ballybanks (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) In touch on outside, hampered 3rd, led narrowly 7th, headed approaching bypassed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Or de Grugy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.

What A Dream 9-2 (10-0) Held up in rear in touch, tracked leaders 13th, left 3rd 4 out, kept on under pressure from next, ridden and rallied flat, took 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Frank The Slink (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.

Bollin River 150-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, reminders after 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Our Island (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct, 6 ran.