Country Refreshments Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 58.40s
  • Off time: 14:10:39
Full result
Result 14:10 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 God's Own 11/10f
2nd 1 Cayman Islands 22 6/4
3rd 7 Thimaar 41 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 741
Black, black and maroon striped cap Cayman Islands 43
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 741
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 127 6/4
2 2213
Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap God's Own (IRE) 33
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 2213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 T R George P J Brennan 122 11/10f
3 PF/F613-
Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Business Time 495
  • T:H Burns
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: PF/F613-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 H Burns F Keniry 50/1
4 9-
RED, BROWN sleeves, RED armlets, WHITE cap Chandos (IRE) 358
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 100/1
5 5422-P
Maroon, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Indian Voyage (IRE) 220
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 5422-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 M A Barnes M J McAlister 66/1
6 80
Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 21
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 50/1
7 5
Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 21
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/1
8
Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Mr Opulence 483
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 28/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Saga de Tercey (FR)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
7 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 15/8
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In depth

Verdict

CAYMAN ISLANDS has improved with experience over hurdles and here on New Year's Day. The longer trip shouldn't be a problems and he may have more pace than God's Own, who gives the impression he's just ticking over until tackling fences next season, though the form of his latest third to My Tent Or Yours at Huntingdon is starting to look very good. Thimaar was a decent stayer on the Flat and can only improve on his fifth at Ayr with the extra half-mile likely to be in his favour but none of the others make much appeal at this level.

Formwatch

God's Own (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 5th, chased winner after 3 out, blundered and no impression next, lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 9l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.

Cayman Islands 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, soon led, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Docs Legacy (10-7) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.

Thimaar (USA) 11-4 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, soon pushed along and beaten, 5th of 10, 28l behind Ballybogey (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Indian Voyage (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) In rear, ridden 3rd, lost touch 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Trop Fort (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul, 7 ran.

San Cassiano (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Veloce (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Mr Opulence 80-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 15, 11l behind Ellaal (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct '11 (flat).

Chandos (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Ifyouletmefinish (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb '12.

Business Time 22-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th until approaching 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Timesawastin (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct '11.