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13:00 Musselburgh

Sky Bet Supreme Scottish Trial Novices' Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 124y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £23,000 added
  • Winner: £14,389
  • 2nd: £4,250
  • 3rd: £2,125
  • 4th: £1,063
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 45.20s
  • Off Time: 13:00:17
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap
14/1
  • Form 114
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 133

held up in rear, keen early, lost touch before 4th, tailed off approaching next, soon pulled up

2
Silk - DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap
4/1
  • Form 11-4122
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 137

made all, ridden and hung right from after 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish

3
Silk - Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap
4/1
  • Form 1F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8

held up in touch, ridden and one pace when hit 3 out, well held after, no extra 2 out

4
Silk - White, black cap
  • Form 10-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8

took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 1st or 3rd, went 2nd before 5th, ridden when mistake 2 out, soon beaten, stayed on same pace

5
Silk - Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves

Lac Leman (GER)

34 t CD
28/1
  • Form 4-541
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until before 5th, ridden and losing place when bad mistake 3 out, no chance after, pulled up before 2 out

6
Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
13/2
  • Form 1/8-134
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 138

tracked leader until after 3rd, ridden and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap

Azzuri

142
20/1
  • Form -
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, outpaced after 6th, well held 3 out

8
Silk - Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 42F224
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 118

held up in mid-division, jumped left 2nd, headway after 6th, 3rd before 3 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner

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In depth

Verdict

A strong southern raiding party here, of which BRAIN POWER makes most appeal with the Henderson novice hurdle team in sparkling form at present. The gelding was value for far more than the winning distance on hurdling debut back in November and connections have undoubtedly been awaiting better ground. He looks a hurdler of merit and one to follow. Charbel and Simon Squirrel are other noteworthy contenders but the main danger could be Always Resolute. A winning handicapper on the level, he was hacking up on his most recent start over timber at Catterick when unluckily falling at the last. A good run is anticipated if he's over that spill, whilst newcomer Azzuri is the one to check in the market for the Skeltons.

Formwatch

Altruism (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 3 out, outpaced next, driven and kept on towards finish, 4th of 5, 6 1/4l behind Welsh Shadow (11-0) at Haydock 2m lst (1) sft in Nov.

Charbel (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, pushed along and outpaced when edged right approaching 2 out, no chance when hung right between last two, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Yanworth (11-7) at Ascot 2m (1) sft in Dec.

Always Resolute 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 4th, in command 2 out, 12 lengths clear when fell last, at Catterick 2m (4) sft in Jan.

Brain Power (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, led 2 out, not fluent last, kept on, won at Kempton 2m (4) gs in Nov beating Two Taffs (10-12) by 1l, 9 ran.

Lac Leman (GER) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 4 out, drew clear from next, unchallenged after, easily, won at Musselburgh 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan beating Archipeligo (11-7) by 17l, 10 ran.

Simon Squirrel (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, outpaced when hit 2 out, 4th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Altior (11-8) at Kempton 2m (2) gs in Dec.

Azzuri 9-1 (8-13) Soon raced in 2nd, 3rd into straight, dropped to 5th from 1f out, one pace,, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Fact Or Folklore (9-1) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Impulsive American 9-2 (10-4) In rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened run-in, 4th of 6, 7l behind Baron Alco (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (3) sft in Nov.