• 13:00 Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.80s
  • Off time: 13:05:24
13:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Woody Waller 5/4
2nd Strobe 25/1
3rd Simple Jim (FR) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 232-514 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Sea Storm (IRE) 60
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-11 James Moffatt P Aspell 114 5/16.00
2 4/7-7 Light Blue, Beige armlets, quartered cap Art Bank 38
6 11-4 Mrs S C Bradburne D C Costello 66/167.00
3 P4 Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Best Horse (FR) 23
7 11-4 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 20/121.00
4 P8-8 Black and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Byron Bay 32
7 11-4 R Johnson K Johnson 85 66/167.00
5 P6 Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap Catai 23
5 11-4 P Monteith D J Condon 100/1101.00
6 P MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Dukesfield (IRE) 110
8 11-4 J Bewley G Whillans (7) 200/1201.00
7 4-160 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Pontop (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
6 11-4 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 8/19.00
8 56-3 Yellow, Orange star Simple Jim (FR) 25
5 11-4 A D Brown M Bradburne 102 8/19.00
9 457064 Black, Red stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Strobe 23
Distance Winner
5 11-4 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (10) 85 25/126.00
10 6-6297 White, Red cross belts, White sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap, Red diamond Bumble Rose (IRE) 37
6 10-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 66/167.00
11 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Abolition (USA) 473
4 10-7 R A Fahey B Hughes 14/115.00
12 4 White and Orange stripes, White sleeves, Orange armlets Bespoke Boy 10
4 10-7 t P C Haslam W Cafferty (7) 8/19.00
13 33 RED, LIGHT BLUE chevrons on body, hooped cap Woody Waller 60
Beaten Favourite
4 10-7 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan (5) 112 5/42.25


Sea Storm has the highest rating of the 13 runners but James Moffatt's Wetherby winner struggled under his penalty at Haydock last time and may do so again here so a better bet looks to be WOODY WALLER, whop gets the verdict with Abolition rated the best of the rest. The selection was capable on the flat, has shown promise from limited opportunities over hurdles and, with Howard Johnson's team in good form, he looks worth siding with. Pontop showed a reasonable level of form in bumpers and has to be of interest first time out over hurdles. Best Horse has disappointed in both starts for Ferdy Murphy and looks best watched for the present, while Simple Jim would need to improve on what he showed on his return to hurdling at Wetherby recently. Richard Fahey's Abolition was the pick of these on the flat and has to be of interest on his debut over timber but marginal preference is for Woody Waller.