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12:50 Musselburgh

bet365 Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 193y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,868 added
  • Winner: £5,198
  • 2nd: £1,526
  • 3rd: £763
  • 4th: £450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off Time: 12:50:14
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Red and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and White hooped cap
13/2
  • Form 3224-P2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 122
  • Trainer T R George
  • Jockey Mr N George

held up in touch, tracked leaders after 8th, challenged after 5 out, ridden 3 out, lost place next, well held when left 3rd at last

2
Silk - Grey, pink and grey halved sleeves, pink cap
13/2
  • Form 226645
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 120
  • Trainer I Jardine
  • Jockey Henry Brooke

held up in touch, hit 5 out, driven to chase leaders before next, not fluent 2 out, soon one pace, held when left 2nd at last

3
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 1P-4632
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 118
  • Trainer D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey B S Hughes

with winner, lost place after 5 out, soon outpaced, no chance with leaders from next, left modest 4th last until near finish

4
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 311/P9P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 107
  • Trainer I A Duncan
  • Jockey C O'Farrell

blundered 3rd, always behind, struggling from 5 out

5
Silk - Purple, White stars, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 464145
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 106
  • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey D R Fox

held up behind, pushed along after 5 out, headway under pressure after next, switched inside approaching 2 out, pressed winner and every chance when fell last

6
Silk - Black, gold diamonds, diamonds on sleeves
  • Form 6873-P2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer P F Nicholls
  • Jockey H Cobden

made most, driven after 3 out, pressed when left clear last, ridden out

7
Silk - Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap
  • Form 32-658P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 103
  • Trainer B Ellison
  • Jockey Danny Cook

with leaders, mistake 7th, lost place when not fluent 5 out, ridden and behind from next, plugged on to take modest 4th near finish

8
Silk - Red, yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond
  • Form P55942
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 97
  • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey S Mulqueen

tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, weakened from next

In depth

Verdict

A runner-up at Hereford last time, The Last But One has yet to win over hurdles but Paul Nicholls’ charge may do better now chasing. Cousin Oscar was still beaten a long way when second over these fences last time but Boy's On Tour just missed out in a battle for the line over track and trip last month and has been raised 6lb. BOAGRIUS ran out of ground when finishing with a late rattle over 2m1f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day but failing to get close enough to catch the winner. Tom George’s charge will appreciate the return to a longer trip and gets the vote.

Formwatch

Boagrius (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, soon outpaced by front pair, modest 3rd when ridden after next, rallied closing stages, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Fair Loch (12-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Rainy City (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Cresswell Legend (11-2) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Cousin Oscar (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Pressed leader, led after 6th, headed before 4 out, well held from 3 out, 2nd of 4, 16l behind Mullaghmurphy Blue (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Dec.

Imperial Prince (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked winner, until 7 out, blundered and weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

Celtic Flames (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 7 out, headway before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 30 1/4l behind Hills Of Dubai (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

The Last But One (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, blundered 8th, outpaced by front pair after 3 out, went 2nd after next, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from last, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Definately Vinnie (11-0) at Hereford 3m 2f mdn (4) gd in Nov.

Mahlerdramatic (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked clear leader, closed 5 out, ridden next, lost 2nd when blundered badly next and soon pulled up, at Wetherby 3m hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Boy's On Tour (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Prominent, led before 4 out, soon pressed, just held on post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Nefyn Bay (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Jan.