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15:25 Musselburgh

totepool Happy New Year Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 170y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,198
  • 2nd: £1,526
  • 3rd: £763
  • 4th: £382
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 22.94s
  • Off Time: 15:26:02
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap
7/1
  • Form 154624
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

in rear, blundered and unseated rider 2nd

2
Silk - White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap

Misfits (IRE)

51 ht D
9/2
  • Form U3545-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

prominent, outpaced before 8 out and dropped to rear, headway before 4 out, led 4 out, soon hard pressed, headed run-in, kept on

3
Silk - Maroon, yellow cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 5754-33
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 84

in touch, fell 5 out

4
Silk - Light green, red cross belts, checked sleeves, light green cap, red diamond
  • Form 4VP22F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 81

tracked leaders, challenged from 4 out, kept on to lead run-in

5
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
  • Form 35P4-P7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leader, mistake 6 out, weakened from 4 out

6
Silk - Maroon and White stripes, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap
4/1
  • Form 3P34-65
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 70

led and keen, not fluent 1st, jumped mainly left throughout, headed 4 out, weakened last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

APACHEE PRINCE has raced three times over fences in the past including a fourth in last year’s renewal - he is 11lb lower today, Alistair Whillans’ charge should make a bold bid on the back of good efforts over hurdles here recently. Misfits finished just behind the selection in this last year and can also compete off a lower mark today while Eager To Know has been in the mix over timber and makes his chasing debut. Smiling Jessica was placed over fences on a couple of occasions before falling at Sedgefield last month.

Formwatch

Apachee Prince (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Soon mid-division on outside, closed 4th, challenged 3 out until last, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Fraser Canyon (11-6) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) gd in Dec.

Misfits (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, went modest 4th last, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 22 1/2l behind Oak Vintage (10-5) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Eager To Know (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway 6 out, went 2nd before 4 out, every chance last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 6 3/4l behind Kalaharry (10-13) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Smiling Jessica (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Disputed lead until lost place 13th, blundered 15th, soon weakened, in rear when fell 2 out, at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Robins Legend (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Chased leader, challenged 4 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 7th of 13, 32l behind Indian Voyage (12-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Dutch Canyon (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, dropped into mid-division from 5th, weakened from 10th, tailed off, 5th of 9, dist behind No Such Number (11-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.