Fergusson Coal Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 41.20s
  • Off time: 14:35:40

Full Result

14:35 Musselburgh
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 8 Willow's Saviour D Skelton 6 10-2 Harry Skelton 11/8f
SP 11/8f Always prominent, led 3 out, driven clear before last, easily opened 9/4
2nd 5 Discovery Bay B Ellison 5 10-8 Aidan Coleman 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner opened 7/1 touched 15/2
3rd 7 Population J P Ferguson 6 10-3 (+1) p1 D F O'Regan 5/2
SP 5/2 Mid-division, outpace 3 out, headway approaching last, stayed on to go 3rd closing stages, nearest finish opened 11/4 £5500-£2000
4th ¾ 2 Australia Day (IRE) P R Webber 10 11-4 L Treadwell 12/1
SP 12/1 Led, driven after 4 out, headed next, soon rallied, weakening when hit opened 11/1
5th 1 3 Solaras Exhibition (IRE) Tim Vaughan 5 10-11 R Johnson 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakening when mistake last opened 25/1
6th hd 1 Runswick Royal (IRE) Mrs A Hamilton 4 11-12 K Renwick 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division, headway after 2 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well, never nearer opened 10/1
7th 11 11 Dhaular Dhar (IRE) J S Goldie 11 10-0 G Bartley 66/1
SP 66/1 Behind, ridden 4 out, soon beaten opened 50/1
8th 6 Saint Thomas (IRE) J Mackie 6 10-6 B Hughes 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened 2 out opened 9/1
9th 10 4 Nine Stories (IRE) C Grant 8 10-8 p Henry Brooke 28/1
SP 28/1 Always behind, struggling 5th, tailed off 3 out opened 25/1
UR 9 Smart Ruler (IRE) James Moffatt 7 10-0 D C Costello 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, under pressure when blundered and unseated rider 3 out opened 14/1
NR 10 Easy Reach (IRE) Mrs G Callaghan 5 10-0 C O'Farrell

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.80 Tote Place £1.10 £2.10 £1.40 Straight Forecast £13.64 Exacta £15.70 Trifecta £47.20 Swingers 1&2 £4.50, 2&3 £4.90, 1&3 £2.60

Placepot £12.30, Pool: £59780.55, 3545.0 winning tickets
Quadpot £8.80, Pool: £3480.1, 291.9 winning tickets

Analysis

Harry Skelton: "He did it very well because the fact he only ran six days ago was in the back of my mind. He was fresh and well at home, though, and we had to run as he was in such good form. It was worth the journey, the handicapper had us 8lb well-in so if the Ascot race hadn't left it's mark he should have won. It was a nice pot and now we'll see what the handicapper does."