13:15 Musselburgh Mon 3 December 2018
- Isn't It Wiser To Bet At racinguk.com Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 170y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Irish bumper winner at the 6th attempt in that sphere who has yet to win in six starts for this yard (pulled-up favourite over hurdles last run here). Fair 4th on her chasing debut at Kelso (2m5f; beaten 12L); should be better for the experience.
Previously with this yard in 2016/17 showing modest for in bumpers/hurdles before going into point-to-points with a new yard. Form equally modest in that sphere (beaten 52L+ and 36L+ last two); but did win a three-runner affair in April (made all).
Showed little in novice hurdles before going into point-to-points (1-7, win came in a maiden 3m, soft) and now back under Rules. Hardly showed much more last time on his chasing/handicap debut at Kelso (well behind Simone); plenty to prove.
Hurdles form over C&D reads 124 and she's run reasonably well in three chase starts; should have won at Perth (3m, good) when idling and throwing away the race. Shaped better than finishing position last time (jumped right; mistakes); hard to trust.
C&D winner over hurdles and returned to form last time at Newcastle (3m, good) losing out narrowly to one that was well-in despite not travelling well. Jumped slowly and was pulled up only chase start (first run after a wind op); may be best watched.
Chase record of 0-17 hardly inspires although there is the odd run that would give him a chance; has won a point-to-point. Most of his Rules form is at shorter trips although the jockey booking is an eye-catching one; back from a busy spring spell.
Two runs back from wind surgery over hurdles (well found in market both times) and now tried in a new headgear combination on chasing debut after running poorly. Would be well treated off this mark on some hurdles form; still question marks.
Still striving for his first win under Rules of any type (0-33 career) and is 0-16 over fences. 4lb out of the handicap here and having been pulled up the last twice looks opposable even returning from a break.
Plenty of chasing form here although most of it is poor and this long-standing chase maiden (0-29) would be doing well to win this from 8lb out of the weights. Last three runs back from a break have failed to inspire (out of his depth last time).
Last Year's Winner
Court Baloo (2/1), Simone (7/2), Lady London (5/1), Mission Trio (11/2), Court Painter (14/1), Left Back (16/1), Thomas Todd (22/1), Top Cat Dj (25/1), Jackofhearts (33/1)
- Lady London
- Court Baloo
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