Clear The Runway completed an amazing day for Laura Morgan and Adam Wedge when comfortably winning on his chasing debut at Mussleburgh.
CLEAR THE RUNWAY, placed twice in points, was a ready winner switched to fences in a change of headgear, completing a good day for trainer/jockey. He wasn't hard pressed to come clear after the last and is capable of defying a rise in the weights.
Seemingly So became the second leg of the yard treble at Mussleburgh under a confident ride from Adam Wedge, 7lbs out of the handicap should turn out soon under a penalty.
SEEMINGLY SO underlined the current rude health of his stable by bouncing back to form. He was 7lb out of the handicap so would effectively run off the same mark if turned out in a lower band before reassessed (C&D 0-105 on Wednesday week one obvious option)
Even though he was 11lbs out of the Handicap, Champ Is Real made a winning start to his chasing career at Mussleburgh under a fine ride from Adam Wedge. The first leg of a superb treble for trainer and jockey.
CHAMP IS REAL had achieved nothing in maiden/novice hurdles but had been placed in points last winter and proved a different proposition switched to a chase/handicap over a longer trip, as very much forewarned by the betting. He was actually 11lb out of the weights here so it's possible that connections will be able to get him out under a penalty off effectively a similar mark in the next 12 days. Whether they manage that or not he's starting out from a low base and is sure to remain of interest once reassessed. He also wore a tongue-tie for the first time.
Given a very patient ride by David Noonan, Radetzky March came out the comfortable winner on his chasing and handicap debut. Great result for long standing oner Marian Pepperdine.
RADETZKY MARCH took off when asked to mow down the leaders turning in and hosed up on this chasing/handicap debut. The step up in trip was a big help and, although he fell in three Irish points, the 7yo has obviously been waiting to switch to this discipline. Connections will presumably now be looking for something under a penalty.
Given a beautifully patient ride by dam Wedge, Socialist Agenda was the impressive winner of the Scottish County Hurdle at Mussleburgh on his handicap debut.
A competitive handicap but an improved performance from the winner, who's the type to win more races.
SOCIALIST AGENDA is a progressive sort who travelled strongly and turned in his best effort on handicap debut returned to a sound surface. This took his record to five wins from seven starts under rules and he looks the type to remain ahead of the handicapper in the short term