Happy 80th Birthday John Balloch Handicap Chase 2m 7f 170y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 170y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,684 2nd £2,158 3rd £1,078 4th £540 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 7.10s
  • Off time: 14:46:56
Full result
Result 14:45 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Magna Sam 6/1
2nd 2 Upandatit 41 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 F6-6PP5
Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, emerald green and black striped sleeves, yellow and black quartered cap Magna Sam 26
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Adrian Heskin
  • Form: F6-6PP5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 109
7 166 11-12 Mrs S Leech Adrian Heskin 109
2 8835-43
Emerald green, grey seams, emerald green sleeves and cap Upandatit (IRE) 20
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Sean Quinlan
  • Form: 8835-43
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 107
6 164 11-10 t N W Alexander Sean Quinlan 107
3 P45520-
White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap Off The Beat 234
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P45520-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 107
7 164 11-10 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 107
4 P5-5333
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Raecius Felix (IRE) 25
  • T:R Menzies
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: P5-5333
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
7 163 11-9 R Menzies B S Hughes 106
6 1-89978
Dark blue and grey check, dark blue sleeves, grey armlets Old Jewry (IRE) 23
  • T:D Bourke
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 1-89978
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10v1
  • OR: 93
7 150 10-10 v1 D Bourke A P Cawley 93

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 455P-58
Anywayyoulookatit (IRE) 15
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
  • Form: 455P-58
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
8 1012 Jonjo O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 95

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Definite Wisdom (IRE)
  • T:R Dobbin
  • J:Craig Nichol
7 11-0 R Dobbin Craig Nichol 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Magna Sam had been competing in points and hunter-chases before a fair handicap debut for new connections at Exeter. UPANDATIT made his debut over fences in a handicap at Ayr where he would have finished much closer but for a mistake at the last. Normal progress can see him beat Raecius Felix, who has been steadily dropping to a mark he should be capable of winning from. Off The Beat has been running poorly over timber and has his first start over fences while Anywayyoulookatit appears to have gone backwards though would have an outstanding chance on his form at Uttoxeter last year.

Formwatch

Anywayyoulookatit (IRE)12-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, lost place 10th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Tip Top Mountain (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Nov.

Magna Sam18-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, kept on, unable to get on terms, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Normandy Soldier (11-6) at Exeter 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Upandatit (IRE)17-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, challenged 2 out, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind African Dance (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Raecius Felix (IRE)3-1 (11-11) Led, ridden when headed 2 out, no extra before last, lost second close home, 3rd of 7, 7 1/2l behind Cilluirid (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Off The Beat10-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, last of 12, dist behind I'd Better Go Now (11-9) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Old Jewry (IRE)10-1 (11-7) Led until 3 out, ridden and kept on after 2 out, weakened after last, 8th of 11, 30 1/2l behind Gavin (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.