Musselburgh

  • 14:00 Racing UK Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.16s
  • Off time: 14:05:24
14:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Santa's Son (IRE) 16/1
2nd Pokfulham (IRE) 10/1
3rd Amir Pasha (UAE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-P0812 White, mauve star Viva Colonia (IRE) 85
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 120 13/27.50
2 5P-P123 Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond Sunarri (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 11-12 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 120 8/19.00
3 6-22077 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Santa's Son (IRE) 151
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 t J Howard Johnson B Hughes 120 16/117.00
5 106-480 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap Grandad Bill (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 J S Goldie R McGrath 118 6/17.00
6 1-25064 White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Master Fong (IRE) 46
Nag me
5 11-5 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 113 12/113.00
7 1309-14 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Hazeldene 269
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-5 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 113 20/121.00
8 0514-36 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Lawgiver (IRE) 152
Nag me
10 11-4 Mrs Marjorie Fife P Kinsella 112 40/141.00
9 2-53PUP Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Quatro Pierji (FR) 81
Nag me
7 11-4 p James Moffatt Ryan Mania 112 40/141.00
10 582-124 Light Blue, White star, Light Blue sleeves, White stars, Light Blue cap, White star Amir Pasha (UAE) 85
Nag me
6 11-3 v Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (10) 111 11/26.50
11 230-654 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Mister Wall Street (FR) 11
Nag me
6 11-2 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 110 8/19.00
12 333-971 Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Pokfulham (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-1 v J S Goldie J Reveley 109 10/111.00
13 668-231 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Altan Khan 79
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 J M Jefferson James Halliday (5) 108 10/34.33
14 645/2-1F White, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Arisea (IRE) 218
Nag me
8 11-0 James Moffatt P Aspell 108 33/134.00
Non runners
425/136-6Pipe Banner711-10N J HendersonD Bass118
15191563Strobe710-13Mrs L B NormileNon Runner107

Verdict

Master Fong is capable on his day and has the blinkers back on here. He shouldn't be dismissed lightly while the lightly-raced Altan Khan will be popular after breaking his duck over a shorter trip here in November. Mister Wall Street is definitely one for the short-list now tried in handicap company and Pokfulham won a seller over 2m here last month. But it's the latter's stablemate GRANDAD BILL that catches the eye on this occasion. This is his favourite course and Jim Goldie's versatile performer, who ran a lot better than his final placing suggests at Leopardstown last month, is only 2lb higher than when successful over C&D around this time last year. Top weight Viva Colonia may be the pick of the remainder.