Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:40 Racing UK Intermediate Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,626 2nd £478 3rd £239 4th £119
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.25s
  • Off time: 16:45:22
16:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Tracey Shuffle 6/4
2nd Shannagarry (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Bello Regalo (IRE) 79
Nag me
5 11-3 J M Jefferson G Lee 5/16.00
2 0-6 Dark Green, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Shannagarry (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 11-3 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 11/112.00
3 8 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap The Tracey Shuffle 47
Nag me
5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 6/42.50
4 5 Royal Blue, White stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Think Green 23
Nag me
5 10-10 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 3/14.00
6 3 Yellow, Orange star Serenader 98
Nag me
4 10-7 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 7/24.50
Non runners
5Dark Shadow410-7N J HendersonA Tinkler

Verdict

It isn't often you'll see runners representing the likes Nicky Henderson and David Pipe in a moderate bumper at any of the northern tracks so it would be no surprise if The Tracey Shuffle and DARK SHADOW were to dominate this. The former pulled too hard on his debut at Kempton before Christmas and could go close if settling better here, but the latter's breeding suggests he'll go on to much better things than this in the future and he can make a winning start today. Serenader was third over 1m6f at Carlisle in October and should stay the extra on this easier course, while Think Green showed promise when fifth over C&D last month but the others are likely to struggle again.