12:05 Musselburgh

Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 81y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,300 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £301
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.25s
  • Off Time: 12:05:38
  • 5 Ran



      117 t D
      • Form: 53-1134
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 12-1
      • Official Rating: 144
      • Trainer: I Jardine
      • Jockey: Ross Chapman

      tracked leaders on inside, led going well 3 out, clear next, very easily

      • Form: 363-41P
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Official Rating: 113
      • Trainer: A M Thomson
      • Jockey: Rachel McDonald

      keen, tracked leader until 8th, handy 3rd, ridden after 3 out, held when blundered next, weakened between last 2

      • Form: F1581D
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
      • Jockey: D R Fox

      led until 3 out, chased (easy) winner until the last, 3rd and one pace run-in

      • Form: P
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-1
      • Trainer: R M Smith
      • Jockey: Dale Irving

      keen, held up tracking leaders, went 2nd 8th until pushed along weakened before 3 out, tailed off

      • Form: 68
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 11-1
      • Trainer: S G West
      • Jockey: J Kington

      held up in touch in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd at the last, no chance with easy winner

      • Form: 2
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-1
      • Trainer: James Moffatt
      • Jockey: B S Hughes


      In depth


      BEDROCK won twice on the Flat and completed a double over hurdles last year when trained by Dan Skelton. His last two runs in the autumn were at Cheltenham behind smart performers and this looks his chance to get back to winning ways. The Steward will be receiving plenty of weight and showed when runner-up at Catterick there are races to be won with him while The Road Home won a maiden over the minimum here in January before beaten over this trip later where his rider weighed in light. Ballycrystal Court won a novices' hurdle over the course and distance but that was on much quicker ground than he'll face here.


      Bedrock 8-1 (11-0) Led early, pressed winner, not fluent 2nd (usual 4th), outpaced after last (usual 2 out), soon ridden and lost place, no impression with front pair when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7 1/2l behind Slate House (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Nov.

      Ballycrystal Court (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Behind, effort before 3 out, soon pulled up, at Doncaster 3m hcp (3) gs in Feb.

      The Road Home (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Led to 8th, tracked winner, ridden before last, kept on and always held, (disqualified by the clerk of the scales for failing to weigh-in at the correct weight), last of 2, 5l behind Silver Concorde (12-2) at Musselburgh 2m 3f (4) gs in Feb.

      J And M Greengairs 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Feb.

      Jesse Jude (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 17 1/4l behind On The Rox (11-2) at Newcastle 2m (5) pol in Feb.

      The Steward (USA) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out went 3rd before last, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Rockalzaro (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Nov.