Racecards

13:30 Musselburgh

Scottish Racing Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 44.20s
  • Off Time: 13:30:35
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves

Divers (FR)

49 CD
15/8
  • Form P0-8621
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 119

towards rear, smooth headway from 7th to track leaders 4 out, ridden approaching 3 out, tracked winner, headway to challenge when blundered next, not pace of winner flat

2
Silk - Light Blue, Beige armlets, quartered cap
250/1
  • Form 4/7-7P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

always towards rear, lost touch 8th, pulled up before 3 out

3
Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, 3rd and tracking leaders when blundered and fell 7th

4
Silk - Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap
50/1
  • Form 3-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 12-1P3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, prominent 6th, soon led, ridden after 3 out, hit last, driven and ran on well flat

6
Silk - Grey, White epaulets
  • Form 75
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, effort 8th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakening when jumped badly left 2 out

7
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap
200/1
  • Form 0/P90-FP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 61

mid-division, lost place 5th, lost touch 7th, pulled up before 3 out

8
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star
  • Form 0P-5642
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

led, headed before 7th, stayed prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

9
Silk - White, Red cross belts, White sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap, Red diamond
  • Form 6-62979
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

always towards rear

10
Silk - Royal Blue, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots
  • Form 686
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11

tracked leaders, blundered 1st, ridden 4 out, soon beaten

11
Silk - Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap
  • Form P0-F740
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 79

always towards rear

12
Silk - Purple, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Purple diamonds, Purple cap, Yellow star
  • Form 509-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 86

always behind, lost touch from 8th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

FIRST STREAM is taken to make a winning debut over timber at the main expense of the penalised Divers and the dangerous front-runner Knockara Beau. The selection is a German recruit and he has his first start for the in-form Howard Johnson yard this afternoon. He was a Group-class horse on the continent and despite an unspectacular strike-rate, this 150,000 guineas purchase is taken to start his jumping career off on the right foot. Knockara Beau should not be given too much rope in front if connections revert to front-running tactics. He put in a much improved effort last time out when third in a decent race at Kelso and with his bumper form from last season reading well it would be no surprise to see a big effort here. Stormin Exit has run two good races at the track. This former point-to-pointer is now stepped up in trip for his hurdling bow and he looks the type to improve for the test. Divers was a course and distance winner back in December but the gelding is now penalised for that win and he looks up against it despite having the ground in his favour if it stays good. A fair start to the card, with the vote going to First Stream.

Formwatch

Divers (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Mid-division, tracked leaders approaching 3 out, led 2 out, driven flat, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec beating Starbougg (10-4) by 4l, 13 ran.

Art Bank 66-1 (11-4) Always behind, lost touch after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Woody Waller (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan, 13 ran.

First Stream (GER) 28-1 (9-6) Never a threat, 4th of 6, 19l behind Kamsin (8-7) at Cologne 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug (Flat).

Francesco (FR) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened 5 out, 9th of 16, well behind Tarablaze (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft.

Knockara Beau (IRE) 11-4 (10-5) Tracked leaders, keen early, ridden and hit 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Merrydown (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Lord Ragnar (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Raced keenly in touch, took closer order 3 out, ridden next, faded and hung left run-in, 5th of 17, 15l behind Somersby (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Silverdales 28-1 (10-0) Held up, always behind, raced wide, weakened 4 out and pulled up 2 out in race won by Norminster (11-2) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Stormin Exit (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed 2f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Meridian City (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m nhf (5) gd in Dec.

Bumble Rose (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mid division, weakened approaching 3 out, lost touch from next, 9th of 13, well behind Woody Waller (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Free Satnav Dotcom (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 5th, chased leaders approaching 4 out, ridden, weakened next, 6th of 7, 43l behind Brackenmoss (10-7) at Ayr 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Lady Chatelaine (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Pinewood Legend (10-9) at Ayr 2m nov hcp hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Royal Citadel (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 4th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind Topflight Wildbird (10-13) at Newcastle 2m mrs mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan '08.