Semichem Handicap 1m 208y

  • (4yo+, 1m 208y, Class 6, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,186 2nd £1,496 3rd £748 4th £374 5th £300 6th £300
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 53.89s
  • Off time: 14:50:05
Full result
Result 14:50 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Ayr Empress 14/1
2nd 4 Antagonize 5/2j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (3) 12750-7
Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Markazi (FR) 24
  • T:Liam Bailey
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 12750-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 67
8 135 9-9 Liam Bailey D Tudhope 67
2 (6) 48857-7
Emerald green, royal blue disc, emerald green sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap Just Hiss 14
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
  • Form: 48857-7
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-9p
  • OR: 67
9 135 9-9 p T D Easterby D Allan 67
4 (1) 31316-4
White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Antagonize 54
  • T:B Smart
  • J:Gianluca Sanna
  • Form: 31316-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 65
6 133 9-7 B Smart Gianluca Sanna (7) 65
5 (7) 4622-44
Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Carter Cowboy (IRE) 7
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:D Nolan
  • Form: 4622-44
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 64
4 132 9-6 R A Fahey D Nolan 64
6 (2) 1335-89
Black, yellow stars, black sleeves, grey armlets and diamond on black cap We Still Believe (IRE) 24
  • T:B Haslam
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 1335-89
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 62
4 130 9-4 B Haslam A Mullen 62
7 (5) 543389-
White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap Ayr Empress (IRE) 146
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:S H James
  • Form: 543389-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0v
  • OR: 58
4 126 9-0 v K Dalgleish S H James 58
8 (8) 052543-
Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Chinese Spirit (IRE) 150
  • T:Miss L A Perratt
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 052543-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 49
8 117 8-5 Miss L A Perratt J P Sullivan 49

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
3 (4) 583-284
Red Bond (IRE) 2
  • Distance Winner
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:Callum Rodriguez
  • Form: 583-284
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8t
  • OR: 66
6 98 t K Dalgleish Callum Rodriguez 66

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 6 Ayr Poet
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:P Hanagan
6 9-2 J S Goldie P Hanagan 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Just Hiss is taking a huge drop in class and it’s a long time since he ran off a mark this low so any market support would be significant. But there wasn’t a lot wrong with ANTAGONIZE’s comeback run at Southwell and, with Gianluca Sanna good value for his 7lb claim, Bryan Smart’s charge can get back to winning ways having beaten Chinese Spirit at Hamilton last year. Carter Cowboy is often thereabouts but still winless after 10 attempts.

Formwatch

Red Bond (IRE)4-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Goodwood Glen (9-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Apr.

Ayr Empress (IRE)17-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden and kept on at 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Twisted Dreams (9-9) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Antagonize16-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, raced keenly, closed on outside over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bavardages (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.

We Still Believe (IRE)14-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 20 1/2l behind Clansman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Apr.

Just Hiss18-1 (8-8) Pressed leader, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Empirestateofmind (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (4) sft in Apr.

Markazi (FR)40-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind Clansman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Apr.

Chinese Spirit (IRE)125-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, close up, lost place 3rd, weakened 4 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Lebowski (11-7) at Ayr 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Carter Cowboy (IRE)16-5fav (8-5) Close up, ridden and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Pisanello (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in Apr.