13:50 Musselburgh Wed 7 November 2018

  • Racing UK Free For A Month Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 1m 7f 124y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£4,224.002nd£1,240.003rd£620.004th£310.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 42.57sOff time:13:50:13
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412-0OR: 120D
3/1

Produced a mid-division finish on handicap debut at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month after back-to-back good ground novice wins at Stratford and Kelso (2m); conditions ideal, but is carrying a double penalty.

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2
411-7OR: 122D
9/4

Dual bumper winner who has made a solid start to life over hurdles, backing up a second placed run at Huntingdon with a maiden success at Market Rasen; penalised in a stronger race for a trainer 0-3 over jumps here since 2005 (prior to today).

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3
511-7OR: D
9/4

Promising type (bumper/hurdles winner); most effective on quick ground. However, folded tamely against a talented rival on seasonal return at Carlisle last month (2m1f, good to soft) and this stable aren't fully firing just yet; capable of better.

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4
611-0OR: 97
40/1

0-3 over hurdles in Ireland for Denise Foster, but did win a 1m4f Lingfield AW maiden for Andrew Balding back in 2015, and was 102-rated at his best on the Flat; stable debut.

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6
511-0OR: CD
7/2

Former Irish pointer who gamely won his bumper at this track in March (2m, good to soft), prior to competing out of his depth behind Sebastopol at Ayr in April; wears a hood on hurdles/seasonal debut; of interest.

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Non-Runners

5
Pinspot41
411-0OR: -
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Beyond The Clouds411-52/5
T: K A RyanJ: B S Hughes

Betting

Forecast

Return Ticket (9/4), Normal Norman (9/4), Noah And The Ark (3/1), Sporting Press (7/2), Pinspot (33/1), Ballynanty (40/1)

Verdict

A competitive looking race in which Ruth Jefferson will no doubt be hoping to see more from the promising Return Ticket (under optimum conditions) than he produced on his seasonal return at Carlisle. The solid Noah And The Ark and Normal Norman also carry penalties for their respective hurdle victories, so that could help swing things the way of the hurdling newcomer SPORTING PRESS. He was a bumper winner at this track, and has the assistance of Brian Hughes in the saddle.
  1. Sporting Press
  2. Return Ticket
  3. Normal Norman

Video Replay

Most Followed

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Verdana Blue

F: 1300-11

T: N J Henderson

If The Cap Fits

F: 114/111-

T: H Fry

Present Man

F: P/11043-

T: P F Nicholls

War Sound

F: 234222-

T: P J Hobbs

Most Followed

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Verdana Blue

F: 1300-11

T: N J Henderson

If The Cap Fits

F: 114/111-

T: H Fry

Present Man

F: P/11043-

T: P F Nicholls

War Sound

F: 234222-

T: P J Hobbs

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