Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:00 John Smith's Scottish Champion Chase 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.60s
  • Off time: 15:00:31
15:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Dreams 13/2
2nd Anquetta (IRE) 10/3
3rd Ciceron (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/1F045- Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 288
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 136 10/34.33
2 112-13U Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 36
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 p B Ellison D F O'Regan 134 7/18.00
3 3602-38 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 132 12/113.00
4 8-14112 Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 4/15.00
5 15-4230 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Lucky Landing (IRE) 197
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 130 40/141.00
6 00-P222 DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 3/14.00
7 P4-P806 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Quito Du Tresor (FR) 55
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 125 10/111.00
8 33-43F2 Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 26
Nag me
6 10-7 E De Giles Felix De Giles 117 13/27.50
9 1P2-P76 Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Red Tanber (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-6 B Mactaggart Henry Brooke 116 40/141.00

Verdict

Anquetta tackled most of the big 2m handicaps last spring but returns from a break under top weight here. De Boitron is an infrequent winner while Stormy Weather has plenty of weight for a novice and was just starting to struggle when unseating his rider at Doncaster last time. CICERON was eventually second in that Doncaster race and is steadily finding his feet over the larger obstacles. He won a competitive handicap hurdle off a higher mark around this time last year and could be the one to beat today as Swift Arrow couldn't complete the hat-trick off his new mark here last time, though the drop back to 2m will suit. Prince Of Dreams looks best of the rest as both Quito Du Tresor and Red Tanber have lost their way.