Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:30 John Smith's Scottish County Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 42.00s
  • Off time: 15:30:34
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st European Dream (IRE) 12/1
2nd Along The Nile 8/1
3rd Amazing King (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4R06-36 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Bywell Beau (IRE) 83
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-10 t G A Charlton J Faltejsek 135 33/134.00
3 85-0715 White and Purple check, White sleeves, Purple armlets Amazing King (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-6 P A Kirby R P Flint (7) 131 16/117.00
4 69181-8 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Marcel (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 P Monteith Paul Moloney 129 50/151.00
5 2110-22 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Hibiki (IRE) 72
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 p1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 3/14.00
6 0-01705 White, Red seams, White and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond European Dream (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 p R C Guest P Aspell 125 12/113.00
7 2400-F4 ROYAL BLUE, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Mohayer (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 16/117.00
8 31-F470 White, Red triple diamond, check sleeves, quartered cap Lazy Darren 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 C Grant R McGrath 125 16/117.00
9 2-12648 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-12 P Monteith B J Geraghty 123 20/121.00
10 134 White and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, purple diamonds Solent (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 123 18/119.00
11 804461 Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Folk Tune (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-11 p Ferdy Murphy G Lee 122 9/110.00
12 0853-25 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Gringo 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-9 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 120 12/113.00
13 12306-4 Pink, Black epaulets, White sleeves, White cap, Black star Along The Nile 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 K G Reveley J Reveley (3) 117 8/19.00
14 F152 Black, Yellow disc, armlets and cap Bolodenka (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-4 R A Fahey B Hughes 115 7/18.00
15 6-43331 Black, White seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap Joe Jo Star 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 R A Fahey D J Condon 111 6/17.00
Non runners
171-0P34Splurge (IRE)711-12J A NashT Molloy137

Verdict

Howard Johnson won this race last year with Astarador (runs over fences in preceding race) and he relies on Gringo today; he doesn't look as obvious a winner and it may pay to side with AMAZING KING assuming that the ground doesn't deteriorate. Rhys Flint comes in for the ride for the first time and he can implement his valuable 7lb claim on the selection. The horse was raised a whopping 16lb in the weights for a cosy win here in November but didn't run badly under a big weight subsequently at Doncaster. With the good ground more in his favour today he looks sure to put up a bold display. Richard Fahey looks a man to be scared of here; his duo race off feather weights and each comes here in good form, with perhaps Bolodenka looking the most likely of his runners to success. Folk Tune is not the most consistent but put it all in to win nicely last time, Solent is a very decent dual-performer, whilst European Dream is starting to look fairly handicapped now off a mark of 125. Hibiki and Mohayer are two more for consideration in a very competitive renewal, but it is Amazing King who can carry the loot back to North Yorkshire.