Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:25 totepool Tradesman's Derby Handicap1m 4f 100y

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 47.35s
  • Off time: 14:25:41
14:25 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocktherunway (IRE) 9/2
2nd Moon Trip 20/1
3rd Party Line 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 46-2321 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, quartered cap Rocktherunway (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-7 M Dods Lee Topliss (3) 80 9/25.50
2 (3) 112-412 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-7 E A L Dunlop R Ffrench 80 3/14.00
5 (12) 1-85215 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Priestley's Reward (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 v Mrs K Burke Michael Metcalfe (3) 73 14/115.00
6 (2) 241-996 Royal Blue, large White spots Choisan (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 T D Easterby P McDonald 73 16/117.00
7 (9) 44109-5 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Moon Trip 40
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston M Stainton 72 20/121.00
8 (11) 74-2 Dark Green and Purple check, Dark Green sleeves and cap Queen's Estate (GER) 35
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3 8-13 M Johnston R Havlin 72 16/117.00
9 (6) 050-21 Red, Emerald Green epaulets Party Line 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 71 4/15.00
10 (1) 096-351 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Cades Reef (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 A M Balding David Probert 70 20/121.00
11 (8) 42345 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Torero 12
Nag me
3 8-10 K A Ryan G Lee 69 16/117.00
12 (4) 121162 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 Ian Williams F Norton 69 17/29.50
13 (14) 64-5317 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Fisher 8
Nag me
3 8-9 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 68 25/126.00
14 (13) 052-5 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Aleksandar 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 68 15/28.50
Non runners
3 (5)41-03Rayvin Black39-7M H TompkinsNon Runner80
4 (7)03-13Rei D'oro (USA)39-1D M SimcockMartin Lane74

Verdict

Rocktherunway landed the odds as expected in a maiden at Newcastle last time but is 7lb higher than when placed in a couple of handicaps earlier this year. SPIRIT OF THE LAW has done nothing but improve since August winning three times in the process. Dropping back down a grade after a second at Nottingham last time, he's fancied to go in again over a longer trip that should suit. Rayvin Black appreciated the step up to today's distance at York last month as he finished a close-up third with Priestley's Reward and Choisan behind while Rei D'Oro also ran well on his handicap debut at Chepstow. Recent winners Party Line and Cades Reef step up in class but it would be no surprise to see a better effort from Aleksandar.