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11:30 Musselburgh

188Bet Extra Places At Cheltenham Friday Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 85y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,749 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 59.40s
  • Off Time: 11:30:18
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap

Nendrum (IRE)

30 t CD
6/4
  • Form 073121
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

led and set good pace, headed after 4 out, weakened rapidly before next, tailed off

2
Silk - Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star
  • Form 5F28
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 105

held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, slight peck 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, hit last

3
Silk - BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap
11/2
  • Form 53/5796
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100

towards rear, hit 3 out, headway approaching 3 out, one pace and no impression when hung right then left run-in

4
Silk - Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves
9/2
  • Form 21-1123
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100

held up towards rear, headway on outside before 4th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, stayed on well

5
Silk - YELLOW, brown cross belts, royal blue cap
  • Form 324-66
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 97

in rear, struggling when mistake 5th, pushed along and headway approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, hung right and hit last

6
Silk - Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 253/4-5P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 94

chased leading pair, 2nd after 4 out, every chance briefly next, soon hung right and weakened between last 2, hit last

7
Silk - Purple and White check, Purple sleeves
  • Form P884PP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 93

chased leaders, losing place when hampered on inside after 4 out, weakened quickly

8
Silk - Black and white stripes, white sleeves, black stars, striped cap
  • Form 36/6P-P7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 88

held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, hung right from next, went 2nd under pressure last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

9
Silk - Dark blue and light blue check, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, dark blue cap

Urban Kode (IRE)

127 p CD
8/1
  • Form 25-5342
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 87

chased leader, led after 4 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden, chased winner until the last, weakened run-in

In depth

Verdict

Character Onesie was beaten 10 lengths when runner-up here in January and was soon beaten after a mistake at the third last on a return visit. NENDRUM has already won twice here this year, the last time 14lb higher than the first. He's up another 4lb but still looks the one to beat. Morning With Ivan completed a hat-trick at the backend of last year and not surprisingly shot up the weights. He hasn't quite been able to cope in his latest starts but is still likely to give a good account. Urban Kode was receiving lumps of weight when runner-up at Market Rasen and may have to settle for a place again.

Formwatch

Nendrum (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Led, clear from 3rd, pressed from 2 out, mistake last, kept on well run-in, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb beating Charmant (11-12) by 3l, 5 ran.

Character Onesie (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on inside, mistakes, 5th before blunder 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 13, 17 1/2l behind Kelpies Myth (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Titus Bolt (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Rockliffe (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (5) gs in Feb.

Morning With Ivan (IRE) 5-1jfav (10-11) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway when not fluent 2 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, unable to trouble front pair, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Kelpies Myth (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Life Knowledge (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away raced wide in touch, lost place 3f out, rallied final furlong, 6th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Famous Dynasty (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.

Peters Grey (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, soon pulled up, at Ayr 2m (4) hvy in Feb.

Read'em And Weep (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Feb.

The Compeller (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Rockliffe (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (5) gs in Feb.

Urban Kode (IRE) 15-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along when hit 4 out, ridden 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mr Snoozy (12-0) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Nov.