Musselburgh

  • 13:10 Semichem Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.50s
  • Off time: 13:10:23
13:10 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Idea 9/2
2nd Teo Vivo (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 552217 Red, Black chevron, Red sleeves, Black spots and spots on cap Muwalla 29
6 11-12 pt C Grant J M Maguire 108 13/27.50
2 8338-FP Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Teo Vivo (FR) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-5 J Ewart B Hughes 101 7/24.50
3 34-85F2 Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 20
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox (5) 100 3/14.00
4 U32356 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 20
7 11-4 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 100 9/25.50
5 45223F Beige, black stars, beige sleeves and cap Agricultural 22
7 11-0 Mrs L B Normile K Renwick 96 10/34.33
6 1-30PFP Grey and purple (quartered), diamonds on sleeves, purple cap King's Chorister 21
Distance Winner
7 10-3 t F P Murtagh Tony Kelly (5) 85 12/113.00

Verdict

Ben Akram's latest second at Kelso gives him every chance though the form isn't any better than My Idea's sixth in a higher grade at the same track. Agricultural looked like making the frame over track and trip last time but fell in the closing stages while Teo Vivo got no further than the first fence in the same race. King's Chorister is hard to fancy, but MUWALLA looks worth another chance. Slow ground at Sedgefield was a legitimate excuse last time given that Chris Grant's charge had won on a faster surface at the same track on his penultimate start. He gets the nod with today's longer trip also likely to suit.