Visit racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle 1m 7f 124y

  • (4yo, 1m 7f 124y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £8,496 2nd £3,914 3rd £1,956 4th £980 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 47.51s
  • Off time: 13:15:29
Full result
Result 13:15 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Minella Plus 2/1
2nd 4 Auditoria 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 2515-1
Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap First Impression (IRE) 23
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 2515-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 127
4 166 11-12 J J Quinn T J O'Brien 127
2 532211
Orange, white hoop, white sleeves, orange armlets Minella Plus (IRE) 17
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: 532211
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 121
4 160 11-6 h D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 121
3 24
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Spiritofthenorth (FR) 13
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Sean Quinlan
  • Form: 24
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 108
4 147 10-7 K A Ryan Sean Quinlan 108
4 22-2U
Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Auditoria 20
  • T:O Murphy
  • J:Adrian Heskin
  • Form: 22-2U
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 107
4 146 10-6 O Murphy Adrian Heskin 107
5 436982
Yellow, black sleeves, white stars, yellow and black   striped cap My Macho Man (IRE) 33
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:Thomas Willmott
  • Form: 436982
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 92
4 140 10-0 t M A Barnes Thomas Willmott (5) 92
6 077-594
Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves Les's Legacy 31
  • T:S Corbett
  • J:D B Hurst
  • Form: 077-594
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 90
4 140 10-0 S Corbett D B Hurst (7) 90

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Fiveandtwenty
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:B S Hughes
3 10-5 D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 11/8

In depth

Verdict

FIRST IMPRESSION, a decent Flat handicapper, made all for a convincing victory in a Wetherby handicap and though 7lb higher can complete a double. Minella Plus easily won novices' events here and at Catterick and is an obvious threat on his handicap debut. Spiritofthenorth has been extremely consistent on the Flat and over timber and gets plenty of weight from the top pair. Auditoria was narrowly beaten in her first three starts after arriving from France and was in touch when unseating her rider at Fakenham last month. The remaining pair are out of the handicap and have it all to do.

Formwatch

Minella Plus (IRE)2-7fav (11-4) Led, ridden and rallied after 2 out, jumped well last hurdle, won easily, won at Catterick 2m 3f (4) gd in Nov beating Brianna Rose (10-4) by 7 1/2l, 4 ran.

AuditoriaEvensfav (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, blundered and unseated rider 4 out, at Fakenham 2m (4) gd in Nov.

Spiritofthenorth (FR)9-5 (10-12) Soon led, joined 3 out, pushed and headed entering home straight, ridden 2 out, stayed on well, 4th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Findthetime (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gd in Nov.

Les's Legacy40-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, mid-division, ridden 2 out, close up before last, no extra and lost two places run in, 4th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Heart Of Kernow (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gs in Nov.

My Macho Man (IRE)9-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, dropped to last home turn, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take 2nd final flight, no match for winner, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Diamond State (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

First Impression (IRE)5-4fav (11-0) Mid division, headway just behind leaders 3 out, took it up travelling well last, ran on well flat, readily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov beating Caius Marcius (11-8) by 5l, 6 ran.