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14:30 Musselburgh

Racing Post GoNorth Weekend 20-22 March Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 68y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,800 added
  • Winner: £4,809
  • 2nd: £1,412
  • 3rd: £706
  • 4th: £353
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 41.53s
  • Off Time: 14:30:37
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel
2/1
  • Form 322-221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 121

bit keen, tracked leaders and raced wide, went 2nd 3rd until 11th, chased leaders, weakened 3 out

2
Silk - Dark blue, orange and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, orange diamond
  • Form 126032
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 119

never that fluent, chased leaders until mistake 3rd, chased leaders, mistake next, went 2nd again 11th until approaching 4 out, 2nd again before next where every chance, held before 2 out

3
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap

First Account

102 BF
6/5
  • Form 1/32-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 117

bit keen, chased leaders on inside, challenged 4 out, soon led, ridden before 2 out, soon clear, driven out

4
Silk - purple and maroon stripes, white sleeves and cap

Im Too Generous

16 t CDCD
5/1
  • Form P1-1312
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 114

led, joined and hit 4 out, soon headed, chased winner until before next, weakened into modest 4th last

5
Silk - Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves
66/1
  • Form 83960P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

last pair, blundered and struggling 11th, tailed off next, pulled up before 4 out

6
Silk - Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 5-45856
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 93

not fluent 1st, held up in last pair, outpaced 12th, rallied into well held 3rd last

In depth

Verdict

After finishing second at Catterick on his chasing bow, Pogue made all at Doncaster but this looks tougher off an 8lb higher mark. Im Too Generous has placed in both starts so far over fences and possibly found 3m a shade too far here at the start of the month. Irish raider She'sasupermack is running in her first chase but she won twice over hurdles last year and has pointing experience. FIRST ACCOUNT has changed stables since second at Hexham in November but is very unexposed. The Hexham winner is now rated 128 so an opening mark of 117 may be lenient.

Formwatch

Pogue (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Made all, ridden and pressed before last, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Jan beating Lough Har (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.

She'sasupermack (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Pressed leader, led 5th, headed before not fluent next, every chance 2 out, held flat, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ilaya (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

First Account 6-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, went 2nd 5 out, mistake 8th, joined leader 3 out, led next, soon pressed, headed after last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Saint Freule (11-13) at Hexham 2m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Im Too Generous 3-1 (11-4) Led, hit 14th, clear before 4 out, getting tired 3 out, headed next, still disputing lead flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Dr Hooves (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Carlitos Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leader, slight mistake 6th, not fluent 8th, 3rd halfway, ridden and lost place after 11th, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, at Wexford 3m 1f hcp gd in Sep.

Destiny Is All (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 33 3/4l behind Elf De Re (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.