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13:00 Musselburgh

Homecomingeastlothian.com Novices' Hurdle (div 1) (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 54.80s
  • Off Time: 13:05:24
  • 13 Ran
1st
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2nd
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25/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
    5/1
    • Form 232-514
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 114

    mid division, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression

    2
    Silk - Light Blue, Beige armlets, quartered cap
    66/1
    • Form 4/7-7
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    always behind, lost touch after 4 out, pulled up before next

    3
    Silk - Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars
    20/1
    • Form P4
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-4

    behind, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, soon ridden, one paced

    4
    Silk - Black and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    66/1
    • Form P8-8
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 85

    tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakening when fell last

    5
    Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap

    Catai

    23
    100/1
    • Form P6
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    mid division, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

    6
    Silk - MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star
    200/1
    • Form P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-4

    held up, reminders approaching 4th, lost touch next, pulled up before 4 out

    7
    Silk - Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap
    8/1
    • Form 4-160
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, weakening when blundered last

    8
    Silk - Yellow, Orange star
    • Form 56-3
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 102

    held up, ridden 3 out, kept on to chase leaders next, soon one paced

    9
    Silk - Black, Red stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap

    Strobe

    23 D
    25/1
    • Form 457064
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 85

    led til headed 1st, tracked leader, led again approaching 3 out, soon ridden, headed after 2 out, one paced

    10
    Silk - White, Red cross belts, White sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap, Red diamond
    • Form 6-6297
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-11

    mid division, weakened approaching 3 out, lost touch from next

    11
    Silk - Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap
    14/1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-7

    towards rear, ridden 4 out, soon beaten and pulled up before next

    12
    Silk - White and Orange stripes, White sleeves, Orange armlets
    8/1
    • Form 4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-7

    raced keen, led 1st, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and gradually weakened

    13
    Silk - RED, LIGHT BLUE chevrons on body, hooped cap

    Woody Waller

    60 BF
    5/4
    • Form 33
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 112

    mid division, smooth headway to track leaders 3 out, led after next, driven out run in

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Sea Storm has the highest rating of the 13 runners but James Moffatt's Wetherby winner struggled under his penalty at Haydock last time and may do so again here so a better bet looks to be WOODY WALLER, whop gets the verdict with Abolition rated the best of the rest. The selection was capable on the flat, has shown promise from limited opportunities over hurdles and, with Howard Johnson's team in good form, he looks worth siding with. Pontop showed a reasonable level of form in bumpers and has to be of interest first time out over hurdles. Best Horse has disappointed in both starts for Ferdy Murphy and looks best watched for the present, while Simple Jim would need to improve on what he showed on his return to hurdling at Wetherby recently. Richard Fahey's Abolition was the pick of these on the flat and has to be of interest on his debut over timber but marginal preference is for Woody Waller.

    Formwatch

    Sea Storm (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, effort approaching 3 out, ridden approaching next, soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 11l behind Alfie Flits (11-0) at Haydock 2m lst nov hdl (1) gs in Nov.

    Art Bank 22-1 (10-12) Always behind, 5th and soon beaten, 7th of 8, well behind Doeslessthanme (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.

    Best Horse (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Held up, close up 4 out, ridden next, gradually weakened, 4th of 6, 14l behind Red Moloney (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hdl (3) gd in Dec.

    Byron Bay 66-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 23l behind Fortunate Isle (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

    Catai 80-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 38l behind Red Moloney (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hdl (3) gd in Dec.

    Dukesfield (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, blundered 8th, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by On Raglan Road (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 8 ran.

    Pontop (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 12, 25l behind Shinrock Paddy (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m nhf lst (1) sft in Nov.

    Simple Jim (FR) 18-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, went moderate 3rd between last 2, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Teenage Idol (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

    Strobe 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed approaching next, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 12l behind Kyber (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.

    Bumble Rose (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, weakened 4 out, last of 7, well behind Brackenmoss (10-7) at Ayr 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

    Abolition (USA) 6-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 11l behind Art Master (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo stk (3) pol in Oct '07 (Flat).

    Bespoke Boy 20-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, headway 2 out, hit last, stayed on flat, 4th of 14, 18l behind Calcutta Cup (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.

    Woody Waller 13-8jt-fav (11-0) Led until 2 out, soon under pressure and one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Walkon (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (2) gd in Nov.