Musselburgh

  • 15:30 John Smith's Scottish County Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:11
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brick Red 5/2
2nd Constant Contact 7/2
3rd Calaf 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 176611 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Brick Red 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 137 5/23.50
2 501115 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mwaleshi 43
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 135 7/18.00
3 140-442 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 33
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 R A Fahey B Hughes 132 9/25.50
4 000-425 Red, White hollow box The Bull Hayes (IRE) 233
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 132 40/141.00
5 1-15507 Red, white stripe, emerald green and white striped sleeves and cap Constant Contact 43
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 C E Longsdon N Fehily 130 7/24.50
6 5329-14 Black, black and maroon striped cap Creekside 55
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 p J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 128 14/115.00
7 10-7333 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 33
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 127 9/110.00
9 27-0080 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 33
Nag me
9 10-10 J S Goldie R McGrath 121 16/117.00
10 4-3P Light green, brown braces and armlets, brown cap Lifetime (IRE) 31
Nag me
5 10-2 B Ellison K James (5) 113 40/141.00
11 552 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Calaf 12
Nag me
5 10-2 B Ellison Harry Derham (5) 113 10/111.00
Non runners
8311111Home Run (GER)510-13D PipeNon Runner124

Verdict

Brick Red has come right back to form but has shot up the weights and wouldn't want much more rain. Mwaleshi, on the other hand, thrives in the mud as does Dontpaytheferryman. INGLEBY SPIRIT likes it here and has already won twice over course and distance. He found only the well-handicapped Swing Bowler too good on his last visit to the course and can open his account for the season now, though the prolific Home Run is sure to have his supporters again despite having gone up 35lb in the weights since his winning run began. Creekside might appreciate the return to hurdles but has disappointed here on a couple of occasions previously.