GBI Racing Welcomes Nicosia Race Club Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 20.30s
  • Off time: 12:50:26
Full result
Result 12:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Dusky Bob 15/8f
2nd 1 Eyre Apparent nk 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 44132P
Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Eyre Apparent (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Steven Fox
  • Form: 44132P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Steven Fox (7) 109 5/1
2 2865-94
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 22
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 2865-94
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 B Ellison Danny Cook 108 15/8f
4 234-F55
Beige, Black Cross of Lorraine and armlets, quartered cap D'Gigi 16
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 234-F55
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 K G Reveley J Reveley 106 5/1
5 75-0227
Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Angel Sun (FR) 38
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 75-0227
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 102 6/1
6 6U4312
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Bob Will (IRE) 30
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 6U4312
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 p C Grant Henry Brooke (3) 88 11/4

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 P-P8773
Everaard (USA) 6
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs K Walton
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: P-P8773
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 1110 p Mrs K Walton K Renwick 107 NR

In depth

Verdict

Course specialist EVERAARD is back over fences for the first time since scoring over C&D in January. He's 8lb higher now but is probably still the one to beat with Bob Will beaten off a lower mark at Newcastle last month and Eyre Apparent pulled up when last seen at Uttoxeter and possibly better over shorter distances. The trip could also be a problem for Angel Sun but D'Gigi is relatively unexposed and could play a part while Dusky Bob didn't fare badly over a longer trip at Haydock and will be staying on when others have cried enough.

Formwatch

Everaard (USA) 4-1fav (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

Dusky Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) In rear, pushed along before 4 out, headway 3 out, plugged on from next, 4th of 15, 4l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Eyre Apparent (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up mid-division, blundered 3rd, soon lost place and in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Noble Legend (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 7 ran.

Angel Sun (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pecked 2nd, pushed along before 9th, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 24l behind Civil Unrest (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Nov.

Bob Will (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Led, pressed from 5 out, ridden and under pressure from 3 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Definite Appeal (10-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.

D'Gigi 20-1 (11-3) In rear and raced on outer, ridden 3 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 7, 13l behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.