Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:30 Willie Park Trophy Handicap2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 42.05s
  • Off time: 15:30:32
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nemo Spirit (IRE) 6/1
2nd Gordonsville 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 313120 Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Felix 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 b T D Easterby D Allan 90 6/42.50
2 (6) 201411 Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Merchant of Dubai 27
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-10 G A Swinbank P McDonald 95 11/43.75
3 (4) 424217 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Sphinx (FR) 32
Nag me
10 9-5 b E W Tuer P Mulrennan 81 16/117.00
4 (3) 222422 Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap Gordonsville 27
Nag me
5 9-4 J S Goldie D Tudhope 80 7/18.00
5 (1) 090820 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Lets Roll 14
Nag me
7 9-2 C W Thornton T Eaves 78 14/115.00
6 (8) 2-25170 Dark Blue and Light Blue check, halved sleeves, quartered cap Nemo Spirit (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-13 W R Muir J Quinn 84 6/17.00
7 (5) 963-023 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 P Monteith P Hanagan 72 17/29.50
Non runners
8 (2)984467Stravonian88-9D A NolanM Fenton45

Verdict

The hat-trick seeking MERCHANT OF DUBAI can again get the better of Gordonsville, but Sphinx should also come into calculations. Last month the selection beat Jim Goldie's gelding here. There's little to suggest a reversal of form is likely, bar some trouble in running. It's a year since Gordonsville won, but although always in the shake-up, he all too often ends up finding one too good. Unlike some, he won't mind the cut in the ground, and has proved himself versatile in all conditions. Sphinx should be fine on the ground too, usually the softer the better, but he hasn't won over this trip, only over shorter and longer. He fairly bolted up on his penultimate run only to be disappointing last time out, when the ground was probably too quick. It's a good contest this, the longest on the card, and we fancy the chances of Merchant of Dubai. (Chris Cooper)