Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:00 John Smith's Scottish Champion Chase 2m

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.40s
  • Off time: 14:00:47
14:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swift Arrow (IRE) 22/1
2nd His Excellency (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42-78F6 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 140 4/15.00
2 22321-7 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Kie (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 134 9/25.50
3 273-41P Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 65
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 132 22/123.00
4 14121-3 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Upepito (FR) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 5/42.25
5 348137 Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Quito Du Tresor (FR) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-9 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 123 14/115.00
6 8-42571 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Stormin Exit (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-5 J S Goldie J Reveley 119 10/111.00
7 351263 Sea Green, White cross belts, White cap, Green spots Claragh Native (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 117 14/115.00

Verdict

Donald McCain won this a couple of years ago and saddles Kie, who has only had one run so far this season, and Swift Arrow. Both are previous course and distance winners as is Claragh Native, who had Quito Du Tresor behind when successful in November. His Excellency generally keeps better company than this and has tumbled down the weights. He could easily outclass these if in the mood but we'll take the view that French import UPEPITO will have needed his first run in this country at Market Rasen and he gets the vote. Stormin Exit only won a selling hurdle last month.