Racecards

14:15 Musselburgh

Every Race Live On Racing TV Introductory Juvenile Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 124y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £17,702 added
  • Winner: £10,635
  • 2nd: £3,142
  • 3rd: £1,571
  • 4th: £785
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 51.80s
  • Off Time: 14:15:23
  • 8 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Black, White epaulets, White sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, White star
6/4
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-3

chased leader, challenging when left in narrow lead 3 out, headed before next, weakened quickly and behind when fell last

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
  • Form 1-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-3

led, joined when fell 3 out

3
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star
16/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leader until 4th, chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
11/2
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, held up towards rear, closer after 3rd, weakened 4 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, held up, smooth headway after 4 out, left in close 2nd next, led before 2 out, clear when hit last, kept on strongly

6
Silk - Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders on inside, pushed along and outpaced approaching 5th, keeping on when badly hampered 3 out, rallied and chance next, 3rd and held when reached for last, weakened run-in

7
Silk - Red and light green check, red sleeves, light green armlets, light green cap
12/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

8
Silk - Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap
20/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, chased leaders until blundered and stumbled badly 4 out, rallied on outside approaching 3 out, weakened tamely next, went most 3rd run-in

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

BUILDING BRIDGES, a winner on the Flat in Ireland, defied mistakes to win well at Huntingdon and there's more to come. He just gets the nod over Guena Des Mottes, who battled to a narrow victory at Fontainebleau in April with the remainder well beaten. He's an obvious threat to all while Balranald, who won on the Flat in France, led for a long way on his debut here last month. El Picador won on the level for the Stoute yard and made a promising start over timber here when Wakool was behind and both will improve for the experience.

Formwatch

Building Bridges 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led after 2nd, 6 lengths clear 4 out, hit next, hard driven when pressed approaching last, kept on well under pressure, won at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Nov beating Silkstone (10-12) by 3l, 9 ran.

Guena Des Mottes (FR) (10-5) won at Fontainebleau 1m 7f hvy in Apr beating Dandy King (10-5) by shd, 7 ran.

Balranald (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Led joined 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 9l behind George Ridsdale (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.

Beechwood Jude (FR) 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, took keen hold, led before 2 out, soon clear, pressed and narrow lead last when mistake, soon headed, weakened towards finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Geyser (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov.

El Picador (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Bit keen, chased leaders on inside, 2nd going well 5th, challenged and hit 2 out, left in narrow lead at the last, driven and headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2l behind George Ridsdale (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.

Guildhall 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place 7f out, well beaten final 3f, 10th of 13, 36 3/4l behind Olympic Conqueror (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.

Hasankey (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, left 3rd approaching 2 out, soon ridden to chase winner, never on terms, weakened flat, 5th of 16, 11 1/2l behind Scorched Earth (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Wakool (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Soon lost prominent position and held up well in rear, closer in 6th when dived at 3 out, weakened next, left modest 4th at the last, 4th of 9, 13l behind George Ridsdale (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.