Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 14 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 8.40s
  • Off time: 14:50:22
Full result
Result 14:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Isla Pearl Fisher 8/1
2nd 1 Blenheim Brook nk 3/1f
3rd 9 Balding Banker 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2105-72
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Blenheim Brook (IRE) 30
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2105-72
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 129 3/1f
2 1U73-U6
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tyrone House (IRE) 27
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1U73-U6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 J Wade B Hughes 125 25/1
3 8-14762
Emerald green, light blue hoops Peachey Moment (USA) 30
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 8-14762
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 N G Richards Brian Harding 123 16/1
4 201-335
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Dawn Commander (GER) 8
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 201-335
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6p1
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 p1 C E Longsdon N Fehily 123 11/2
5 F2P1P-6
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 23
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: F2P1P-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 12/1
6 P6226-8
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 24
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P6226-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 122 15/2
7 41229-3
White, Cerise hoop and armlets, Dark Green cap Posh Bird (IRE) 222
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 41229-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 P D Niven Henry Brooke (3) 122 18/1
8 4488/1P-
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Fortysecond Street (IRE) 399
  • T:A Crook
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 4488/1P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 A Crook Ryan Mania 122 66/1
9 661-442
Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 31
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 661-442
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 120 13/2
10 310-5F6
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Montoya's Son (IRE) 40
  • T:C Grant
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 310-5F6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 C Grant K Renwick 120 50/1
11 U412-1F
Red, Royal Blue epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Isla Pearl Fisher 45
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: U412-1F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 118 8/1
12 15-P863
Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap O Crotaigh (IRE) 18
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 15-P863
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13b1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 b1 A D Brown Danny Cook 116 40/1
13 8-P8725
Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 32
  • T:Miss L Harrison
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 8-P8725
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 147 10-7 t Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes 110 22/1
14 35FP-P6
Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 16
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 35FP-P6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 t Miss Lucinda V Russell E Whillans (3) 107 13/2

In depth

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Dawn Commander has always looked a nice chasing prospect but his two attempts over fences to date have been poor. He warmed up in a jumpers bumper last week and can surely do better than he's shown to date. Blenheim Brook hasn't quite gone as well as expected after his early successes though there's still plenty of time while Posh Bird and Isla Pearl Fisher are quite closely matched and perfectly capable of getting into the mix though both may be a few pounds high. BALDING BANKER scored over timber for Paul Nicholls and has joined Ferdy Murphy. He's done reasonably well over trips too short in his two starts for the yard and with this likely to bring out the best in him he's given the nod to lose his maiden tag over fences.

Formwatch

Isla Pearl Fisher 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear when fell 3rd, in a race won by Benny Be Good (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct, 8 ran.

Blenheim Brook (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 3rd 3 out, effort next, ridden to chase winner when left in clear 2nd last, no impression flat, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Knockara Beau (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Balding Banker (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up, steady headway after 8th, chased leaders approaching 4 out, weakening when mistake next, left modest 3rd 2 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Locked Inthepocket (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.

Storming Gale (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) In touch, effort 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 33l behind Wyck Hill (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

O Crotaigh (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, headed 6th, chased leader until not fluent 10th, soon ridden, plugged on from 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 46l behind Mister Hyde (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Etxalar (FR) 33-1 (10-2) Close up, led 10th, headed after 13th, weakened before last, 6th of 15, 13l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Solway Bay 25-1 (10-5) In rear, outpaced before 3 out, kepton from before last, 5th of 9, 9l behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.

Posh Bird (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 12th, outpaced 6 out, headway 2 out, stayed on well run-in, nearest at finish, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (11-0) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in May.

Dawn Commander (GER) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.

Categorical 25-1 (10-13) Always rear-division, never involved, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Swing Bill (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Montoya's Son (IRE) 28-1 (11-9) Towards rear, weakened from 13th, 6th of 7, well behind Ballybough Gorta (11-2) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.

Tyrone House (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Led, jumped right and not fluent 7th, stuttered into 8th and headed, jumped right 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 21l behind Buck Mulligan (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Peachey Moment (USA) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, led 13th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon readily held, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Rob Conti (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Fortysecond Street (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) In rear, outpaced 10th, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Sarando (11-7) at Carlisle 3m grad ch (2) gs in Nov '11, 6 ran.