Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:00 Dickson Minto W.S. Handicap7f 30y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 33.04s
  • Off time: 16:01:09
16:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Half A Billion (IRE) 11/2
2nd Alkadi (IRE) 4/1
3rd Joshua The First 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 3352-12 Emerald green and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves and cap Half A Billion (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 M Dods Lee Topliss (3) 73 11/26.50
2 (5) 44332-1 Emerald Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Yellow cap Joshua The First 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 K Dalgleish P Mulrennan 73 9/25.50
3 (9) 5285-06 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap The Blue Banana (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-7 E W Tuer T Hamilton 73 6/17.00
4 (7) 127 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Alkadi (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 72 4/15.00
6 (4) 1- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, hooped cap La Salida 315
Nag me
3 9-3 T D Barron Lee Newman 69 9/25.50
7 (2) 168- White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Irrational 213
Nag me
3 8-11 B Smart T Eaves 63 18/119.00
8 (6) 43863-4 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Hi There (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 62 13/27.50
9 (8) 471570- PURPLE, GREY star Balti's Sister (IRE) 204
Nag me
3 8-3 M W Easterby James P Sullivan 55 33/134.00
10 (10) 334432 Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Outlaw Torn (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-2 e R C Guest Declan Cannon (3) 53 12/113.00
Non runners
5 (1)2081-16Daddy Warbucks (IRE)39-3D NichollsAdrian Nicholls69

Verdict

Joshua The First was winning his first race in 14 starts when scoring over C&D last month. He'll need to improve again off a higher mark to confirm superiority with runner-up Alkadi, though Daddy Warbucks finished six lengths behind and may struggle again. La Salida made a winning debut at Hamilton last June and may figure stepping up a furlong while HALF A BILLION also tries 7f for the first time. He's been in winning form at Southwell recently when giving the impression today's longer trip would suit and gets the vote dropping down a grade.