• 14:45 Happy New Year From totepool Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.80s
  • Off time: 14:45:28
14:45 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swing Hard (IRE) 5/1
2nd Presented (IRE) 12/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 258314 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Swing Hard (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 112 5/16.00
2 P53-776 Light blue, pink striped sleeves Riguez Dancer 32
10 11-12 b D McCain Jnr A P Lane 112 9/110.00
3 4-12313 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 108 15/28.50
4 3F6-023 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap The Magic Bishop 41
Distance Winner
9 11-8 J M Jefferson B Hughes 108 7/24.50
5 81P-4P5 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Everaard (USA) 28
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-7 pt P A Kirby R McGrath 107 5/16.00
6 33PP-21 Royal blue and purple check, purple and royal blue check sleeves and cap Presented (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-3 B Ellison Timmy Murphy 103 12/53.40
7 5P14-64 Dark blue, orange spots on sleeves, orange cap Daasij (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
9 11-0 N W Alexander B P Harding 100 16/117.00


With the possible exception of Daasij, this looks a tight little handicap with the likes of Riguez Dancer and course specialist Everaard a bit better than recent form figures would suggest. Swing Hard seemed to struggle on soft ground at Newcastle so may have a bit to prove but Presented, a winner on the same course last time, appears to be heading in the right direction and Lord Of Drums is holding his form well despite continuing to edge up the weights. THE MAGIC BISHOP had his problems last year but is now 4lb lower than his last winning mark and the ground will suit. He should give supporters a run for their money here.