Musselburgh

  • 13:10 Country Refreshments Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.70s
  • Off time: 13:10:22
13:10 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knight Woodsman 16/1
2nd Be My Deputy (IRE) 11/4
3rd Ballybanks (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121435 Dark Blue, White sash, White cap Quinder Spring (FR) 74
Distance Winner
9 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Mr N Orpwood (7) 97 8/19.00
2 32-2843 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Copper's Gold (IRE) 92
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 b Miss Lucinda V Russell Miss C Walton (3) 97 13/27.50
3 2U5331 White, orange disc, emerald green sleeves, orange cap Be My Deputy (IRE) 9 (ex7)
8 11-12 b R C Guest Nico de Boinville (3) 90 11/43.75
4 10-677P Red, white stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white cap Knight Woodsman 42
Distance Winner
9 11-7 R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 92 16/117.00
5 P/P-6434 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Blazing Bull (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-1 J Wade Colm McCormack (3) 86 9/25.50
6 4U-P837 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Commercial Express (IRE) 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-0 p N W Alexander Mr C Alexander (7) 85 25/126.00
7 462223 Dark blue, grey and light blue striped cap Ballybanks (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
9 10-13 R Johnson Mr T Speke (7) 84 9/25.50
8 15U2-07 Red and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Hawthorne Bay 59
Distance Winner
10 10-12 R M Smith Mikey Ennis (3) 83 12/113.00
9 2-4144P Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 39
7 10-6 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer 77 12/113.00
10 7U4PPP LIGHT BLUE, RED chevrons, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, RED star Snooze N You Lose 31
8 10-0 Mrs J C McGregor Miss A McGregor (7)(ex1) 60 100/1101.00

Verdict

Copper's Gold has won here in the past and may well prove the pick of Lucinda Russell's two runners but we're loathe to desert BE MY DEPUTY. Richard Guest's gelding came good over a shorter trip at Doncaster last month but has been placed twice over 3m and the highly-regarded amateur Nico de Boinville will be delaying his challenge until the last possible minute. Ballybanks has won a point-to-point but is still a maiden under Rules while Blazing Bull didn't show a lot over fences first time around. Shoal Bay Dreamer was disappointing last time and is best watched today.