Musselburgh Interactive Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 10.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:11
Full result
Result 15:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Kris Cross 15/8

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 423312
Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 52
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: 423312
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 122 15/8
7 232P-31
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 60
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 232P-31
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 115 Evsf
8 2-142P3
Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Hawaii Klass 19
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 2-142P3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 115 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 146-411
Ifyousayso (IRE) 47
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 146-411
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 118 t T R George P J Brennan 125 NR
3 114-132
Dreamy George (IRE) 31
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 114-132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 114 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 121 NR
4 21-0414
Dream Flyer (IRE) 54
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 21-0414
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 112 M Smith Adam Nicol 119 NR
5 1-F28P4
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 34
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 1-F28P4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 1012 h Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 115 NR
6 65-9562
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 65-9562
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 1012 M W Easterby Jake Greenall 115 NR
9 5932-
Swingbridge (IRE) 309
  • Nag Me
  • T:C Grant
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 5932-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 103 C Grant B Hughes 106 NR
10 561325
My Idea 22
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 561325
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 103 p1 M A Barnes S Mulqueen 105 NR

In depth

Verdict

Kris Cross went up 8lb for scoring at Ascot in November but started favourite for a similar race to this here last month, though jumped poorly. He'll need to have a better round against several in-form rivals including Ifyousayso, though he's been hit with a 10lb rise after completing a double at Doncaster. King's Grace was fortunate to score at Sedgefield in December and is another to have shot up the weights while Saints And Sinners hasn't had much experience. DREAMY GEORGE was having just his third start over fences when runner-up at Doncaster but looks the type to make progress and is given the nod in a tight-looking handicap.

Formwatch

Ifyousayso (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) With leader, pushed along before 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led 2 out, clear before and not fluent last, driven out run-in, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan beating Triangular (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.

Dreamy George (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rea in 5th, went 4th at 12th, challenged 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Victor Hewgo (11-0) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs in Jan.

Dream Flyer (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, one paced from next, 4th of 5, 18l behind I Need Gold (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Purcell's Bridge (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place briefly after 5 out, outpaced next, hampered 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 41l behind Sharney Sike (10-1) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Saints And Sinners (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) In touch, outpaced 8th, stayed on approaching 3 out, no chance with winner, went 2nd flat, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Benefit Cut (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) sft.

Swingbridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, 4th when blundered 6th, went 3rd 3 out, left 15 lengths clear next, stayed on well from last, not reached winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Brady (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

My Idea 100-1 (10-10) Held up, not always fluent, well beaten after 12th, 5th of 7, 36l behind Ericht (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.

Kris Cross (IRE) 11-8fav (10-9) Tracked leader, led and not fluent 11th, headed 3 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (11-1) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.

King's Grace 7-2 (11-9) Always prominent on outside, effort 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths down in 2nd last, led flat, kept on, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Brieryhill Boy (10-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Hawaii Klass 8-1 (11-7) In rear, in touch before 6th, pushed along 10th, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out until no extra run-in, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Etxalar (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.