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12:10 Musselburgh

Saltire Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 52.30s
  • Off Time: 12:10:12
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
8/1
  • Form 7491-65
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

led after 1st, headed next, tracked winner, ridden 2 out, no impression when went right last, lost 2nd flat

2
Silk - Royal Blue, White hooped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap
11/1
  • Form 274434
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 98

behind, hampered 6th, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner

3
Silk - Dark blue, pink sleeves, dark blue spots

Burns Night

10 p BFC
3/1
  • Form 722122
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 95

behind, headway under pressure before 3 out, ridden before next, kept on same pace, never reached leaders

4
Silk - Red, Black hoop, halved sleeves, White cap
20/1
  • Form 2663P8
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders, fell 6th

5
Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 846P9-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 90

in touch, led 2nd, made rest, driven clear after 2 out, in command when went right last, stayed on well

6
Silk - Black and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Black cap
7/2
  • Form 35144-6
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 90

mid-division, hampered 6th, ridden after 4 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, weakened before last

7
Silk - Red, white stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white cap

Knight Woodsman

22 p DCD
11/1
  • Form 5-76563
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 86

mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 4 out, soon no impression, weakened 2 out

8
Silk - Black, red star, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red diamonds

Vallani (IRE)

48 DCD
10/1
  • Form 7P90-P5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 83

towards rear, struggling 9th, last 3 out, headway under pressure next, went moderate 4th approaching last, never troubled leaders

9
Silk - Yellow, Black hoops, striped cap
8/1
  • Form 21U4/1F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 78

mid-division, driven 9th, soon struggling, kept on same pace under pressure from 2 out, never near leaders

10
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 53-7P44
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 69

led to after 1st, tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakened next

In depth

Verdict

BURNS NIGHT handles fast ground and can race off the same mark as when going close at Fakenham last time. He gets the vote ahead of Auberge, who is also expected to do better returning to a more suitable surface. Benmadigan scored over a shorter trip here at this time last year and is only 2lb higher while Knight Woodsman has every chance on the back of a recent third over track and trip. Wetherby winner Tears From Heaven is worth noting on his return to action and Pudsey House has the past form to figure.

Formwatch

Pudsey House 14-1 (10-8) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden 3 out, plugged on, 5th of 11, 19l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.

Auberge (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along and went 3rd before 3 out, one pace and no impression on front pair, lost 3rd place run-in, 4th of 9, 19l behind Amore Mio (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Burns Night 7-4fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led after 10th, 1 length clear and driven last, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Safferano (11-10) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

Flying Doctor 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 30l behind Maggie Blue (10-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

Stitched In Time (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake 6th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cyrien Star (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.

Benmadigan (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 11, 38l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.

Knight Woodsman 4-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, led 5th, headed 11th, chased winner before 2 out until no extra from last, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind More Equity (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.

Vallani (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) In rear, struggling after 8th, never able to get on terms, plugged on flat, 5th of 8, 13l behind I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.

Tears From Heaven (USA) 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, led approaching 4 out, headed narrowly when fell at fence, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May '12, 11 ran.

Harrys Whim 7-2 (10-0) Made most until 9th, no impression on leaders before 4 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Numbercruncher (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.