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16:15 Musselburgh

Every Race Live On RacingTV Handicap (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 217y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,545 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 53.46s
  • Off Time: 16:21:36
  • 10 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond

Normal Norman

31 BFDCD
2/1
  • Form 36-25
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 76

keen early, tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, rallied towards finish, not quite reach winner

2(8)
Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap
50/1
  • Form 5050/6-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 75

mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out

3(10)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap
50/1
  • Form 125/27-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 70

held up behind, struggling over 3f out, never invovled

4(9)
Silk - White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap
  • Form 166568
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 69

held up behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never pace to challenge

5(4)
Silk - White, dark blue seams and armlets

Tor

39 C
9/2
  • Form 455464
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 69

led, quickened 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra when short of room inside final 75 yards, lost 3rd post

6(6)
Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap
20/1
  • Form 474312/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, kept on inside final furlong, no impression

7(3)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond

Shrewd

26 v CD
9/1
  • Form 058700
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 67

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms

8(11)
Silk - Black, grey cross of lorraine and armlets
  • Form 11-5446
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 67

slowly into stride, held up behind, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on to snatch 3rd post, nearest finish

9(7)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, royal blue star

Gripper

43 p
66/1
  • Form 265317-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 67

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong

10(1)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 961254
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 73

tracked leader, shaken up to challenge inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, ridden out, kept on

11(5)
NR
16/1
  • Form 214-440
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 53

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

NORMAL NORMAN (NAP) won a nice pot over hurdles here on New Year's Day before ending the campaign in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. His two recent runs on the level have been over much shorter trips and this looks a chance to gain his first victory on the Flat. Tor is on a long losing run but has dropped in the weights accordingly and runs for a new yard while Arthurs Secret stays extreme distances which should stand him in god stead here. Bodacious Name struck form with a double over 2m2f at Pontefract at this time a year ago and has been racing in slightly better company so he could provide the main threat.

Formwatch

Normal Norman 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra and lost place inside final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Brother McGonagall (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Ballynanty (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Raced wide, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Royal Cosmic (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Jun.

Astute Boy (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, outpaced over 2f out, 12th of 14, 17 3/4l behind Shamad (9-2) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Maulesden May (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14 1/4l behind Multellie (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (4) sft in Sep.

Tor 12-5 (9-7) Held up well off the pace, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never a threat, 4th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Battle Of Marathon (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.

Arthurs Secret 12-1 (12-1) Held up in rear but in touch, slow 7th, every chance 3 out, no extra approaching last, 5th of 7, 15 1/4l behind Diggin Deep (11-8) at Ayr 3m hcp (4) gd in May.

Shrewd 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and edged right over 2f out, never a threat, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 20 1/4l behind Dreams And Visions (9-4) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Bodacious Name (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) In touch, headway to track leaders 6f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 15 1/2l behind Michael's Mount (9-7) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.

Gripper 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 3rd, not fluent 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before last, at Hexham 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Beechwood Jude (FR) 22-1 (8-8) Behind, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on into modest 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Shamad (9-2) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Lyford (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Led 4f, pressed leader, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, dist behind Beaufort (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.