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13:20 Musselburgh

Scottish Racing Beginners' Chase (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 12.60s
  • Off Time: 13:20:25
  • 6 Ran
1st
2nd
1
5/2
  • Form: 28-0223
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: P Griffin
  • Jockey: J Reveley

tracked leaders in 3rd, led 7th, pushed along before 4 out, kept on well from last

2
  • Form: 6027P-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: Karen McLintock
  • Jockey: B P Harding

in rear, pecked 1st, hampered 5th, soom struggling, tailed off when pulled up 5 out

3
11/1
  • Form: 06/P0-03
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Mrs L Williamson
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

with leader, mistake 2nd, outpaced 5 out, blundered 3 out, soon weakened

4
9/1
  • Form: 93-0224
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 119
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: P Buchanan

prominent, fell 5th

5
  • Form: 747-4P6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Trainer: D Thompson
  • Jockey: C I Gillies

held up towards rear, blundered 11th, went 3rd 5 out, blundered 4 out, no impression

6
13/8
  • Form: 1158-52
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: J Ewart
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

led to 7th, tracked winner, pushed along before 4 out, beaten from 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Pena Dorada is consistent enough but has only won once in 20 career starts though he's still a youngster and like Vosges is receiving the age allowance. The latter, a dual hurdles winner on this course, ran very well behind Carrietau over 2m here last month and will be suited by the longer trip. MAGGIO made a very promising chasing debut over the C&D behind Ballycolin and though having little chance behind Al Ferof in a Cheltenham Grade 2 subsequently should find this more to his liking. He may be good enough to see off the attentions of Nodforms Violet, another who made a bright start over the bigger obstacles behind two decent rivals at Market Rasen.

Formwatch

Maggio (FR) 40-1 (11-2) Behind, struggling 10th, 6th and last approaching last, stayed on to go moderate 3rd flat, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 44l behind Al Ferof (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.

Nodforms Violet (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 4 out, hampered next, ridden and stayed on one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Carpincho (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.

Puyol (IRE) 18-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, 3rd and one pace before last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Trustan Times (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chs (5) gd in Nov.

Pena Dorada (IRE) 9-4fav (10-6) With leader, led before 2nd, headed before 6th, blundered 4 out, ridden before last, weakened and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 5, 5l behind Lightening Rod (11-0) at Hexham 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.

Royal And Ancient (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 13, well behind Dark Glacier (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Vosges (FR) 9-4 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, ridden to close 4 out, 1 1/2 lengths down last, stayed on, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Carrietau (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.