Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:30 Conditional Jockeys' Festival Trial Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.60s
  • Off time: 16:30:18
16:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 6/1
2nd Sud Pacifique (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 51-4U05 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 11-6 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (3) 122 6/17.00
3 29-473P Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-4 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (6) 120 2/13.00
4 043034 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Sud Pacifique (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-2 b D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (6) 118 3/14.00
5 1241-65 Black and white diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Sparkle (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 I A Duncan G B Watters (3) 116 12/113.00
6 7-44442 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-0 J S Goldie Tony Kelly 116 11/43.75
7 P12167 Pink, emerald green epaulets, pink sleeves, emerald green stars, pink cap, emerald green stars Tom Wade (IRE) 185
Nag me
7 11-0 S A Harris Benjamin Poste 116 20/121.00
Non runners
1513631Call Box (IRE)911-12S R B CrawfordCraig Nichol128

Verdict

Nick Slatter was in the saddle when the quirky SUD PACIFIQUE was only beaten a nose at Cheltenham in April last year off a 2lb higher mark. He probably won't get a better chance to end his losing run than in this so gets a tentative vote ahead of Call Box, who beat Los Nadis by eight lengths over track and trip last month and should confirm the form. Rumble of Thunder is starting to come down the weights again and could play a part but Scots Gaelic quickly downed tools at Fakenham last time and Tom Wade may need this. Golden Sparkle has shown nothing this season and is best watched until hinting at a revival.