13:15 Musselburgh

Sunday 2 February 2020

All13:1513:4514:1514:5015:2015:5016:20

bet365 Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 7f 170y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 6m 36.6s

1st
7
14/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Held up, headway 13th, went 2nd after 14th, leader clear 4 out, closed from 3 out, led and mistake next, hung right towards finish, all out
2nd
½
6
3/1
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: Nathan Moscrop (3)
Led, hit 14th, clear before 4 out, getting tired 3 out, headed next, still disputing lead flat, held towards finish
3rd
1 ¼
3
5/2f
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up, kept wide, headway after 14th, 3rd and looked well held before 4 out, hanging right after, closed from 2 out and threatened briefly flat, held towards finish
4th
½
8
11/2
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd 11th until after 14th, looked well beaten 4 out, closed from 2 out and threatened last, 4th and no impression towards finish
5th
17
5
3/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Chased leader until 11th, pushed along 13th, lost place next, well beaten 4 out

Also Ran

PU
1
12/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Craig Nichol
In rear, tended to jump slowly and raced lazily, behind 12th, pulled up after 14th

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Non-Runners

9
Buckled16
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 10
T: A M Thomson  J: Ryan Mania
4
Benny's Secret1
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 10
T: N W Alexander  J: Grant Cockburn
2
Espoir De Loire23
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: B Pauling  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Stop The World (5/2), Im Too Generous (3/1), Chanceanotherfive (3/1), Buckled (4/1), Benny's Secret (5/1), Exit To Where (11/2), Espoir De Loire (8/1), Senor Lombardy (12/1), Dr Hooves (14/1)

Verdict
Both Chanceanotherfive and Buckled merit serious consideration as C&D winners, with the latter making a mockery of his mark (up 11lb since) here 16 days ago, while Espoir De Loire and Benny's Secret (also declared on Saturday) have previous here at Musselburgh over the shorter 2m4½f trip. However, a real chance is taken on the frustrating top-weight SENOR LOMBARDY. His chasing career hasn't gone according to plan (fell at both Kelso and Hexham) but with the handicapper showing some grace he appears to be reasonably weighted once (if) everything clicks into place.
  1. Senor Lombardy
  2. Chanceanotherfive
  3. Buckled
Prize Money
1st:
£5,328.00
2nd:
£1,565.00
3rd:
£782.00
4th:
£450.00
5th:
£450.00
6th:
£450.00
7th:
£450.00
8th:
£450.00

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