• 14:10 Country Refreshments Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.40s
  • Off time: 14:10:39
14:10 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st God's Own (IRE) 11/10
2nd Cayman Islands 6/4
3rd Thimaar (USA) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 741 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cayman Islands 43
Course Winner
5 11-11 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 127 6/42.50
2 2213 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap God's Own (IRE) 33
5 11-11 T R George P J Brennan 122 11/102.10
3 PF/F613- Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Business Time 495
7 11-4 H Burns F Keniry 50/151.00
4 9- RED, BROWN sleeves, RED armlets, WHITE cap Chandos (IRE) 358
5 11-4 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 100/1101.00
5 5422-P Maroon, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Indian Voyage (IRE) 220
5 11-4 M A Barnes M J McAlister 66/167.00
6 80 Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 21
6 11-4 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 50/151.00
7 5 Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 21
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/15.00
8 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Mr Opulence 483
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 28/129.00


CAYMAN ISLANDS has improved with experience over hurdles and here on New Year's Day. The longer trip shouldn't be a problems and he may have more pace than God's Own, who gives the impression he's just ticking over until tackling fences next season, though the form of his latest third to My Tent Or Yours at Huntingdon is starting to look very good. Thimaar was a decent stayer on the Flat and can only improve on his fifth at Ayr with the extra half-mile likely to be in his favour but none of the others make much appeal at this level.