Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:30 totepool.com Edinburgh Cup Handicap1m 4f 100y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 45.38s
  • Off time: 15:31:48
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scatter Dice (IRE) 16/1
2nd Clayton 7/1
3rd Ruacana 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 331-11 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Sparkling Portrait 27
Nag me
3 9-7 R A Fahey T Hamilton 93 3/14.00
2 (7) 132316 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Good Morning Star (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 88 16/117.00
3 (5) 133 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Clayton 14
Nag me
3 9-2 K A Ryan G Lee 88 7/18.00
4 (2) 32211 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Ruacana 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 M L W Bell S Donohoe 87 8/19.00
5 (12) 722-12 RED, ROYAL BLUE stripe and sleeves Silver Blaze 29
Nag me
3 9-1 G A Swinbank P McDonald 87 14/115.00
6 (3) 44-12 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Commitment 15
Nag me
3 9-1 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 87 4/15.00
7 (10) 623-322 Emerald Green, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Hallmark Star 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 p1 G A Butler Lee Topliss (3) 85 12/113.00
8 (1) 71220 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bordoni (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston R Havlin 85 25/126.00
9 (8) 58-2 Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Stature (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-10 h A M Balding David Probert 82 12/113.00
10 (6) 35512-2 dark green, yellow cap Maastricht (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 81 11/26.50
12 (9) 232112 dark green, royal blue cap Scatter Dice (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-7 M Johnston Martin Lane 79 16/117.00
13 (4) 509-16 Maroon, Black epaulets Ukrainian (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 75 18/119.00
Non runners
11 (11)2231Gabrial The Hero (USA)38-8D M SimcockNon Runner80
14 (14)5-332Angel Gabrial (IRE)38-3Ian WilliamsNon Runner75

Verdict

COMMITMENT went close to following up his Pontefract win when finding only Pilgrims Rest too good on his handicap debut at Newbury last time. He finished five lengths clear of the rest of the field and given the winner has subsequently scored again, Luca Cumani's charge is fancied to land this. The progressive Sparkling Portrait is 8lb higher after scoring at Newmarket in testing ground while Ruacana steps up a couple of grades in his bid for a hat-trick having beaten Hallmark Star in April and Scatter Dice last time. The latter is one of five Mark Johnston runners with recent Newmarket runner-up Maastricht preferred to Good Morning Star of that quintet while both Stature and Clayton have plenty of scope for improvement.