Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:20 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes7f 30y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 33.30s
  • Off time: 14:21:19
14:20 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Conducting 5/2
2nd Home Office 14/1
3rd Sabratha (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 9 ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cannon Bolt (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-3 t1 R Bastiman P Makin 150/1151.00
2 (7) 8 White, Dark Blue star, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars Conducting 21
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan P Mulrennan 5/23.50
3 (5) 5 Dark green, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap, dark green stars Gnr Steamtrain (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 33/134.00
4 (3) 0 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Home Office 10
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 14/115.00
5 (6) 6653 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Icy Blue 14
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Whitaker F Norton 64 9/110.00
6 (1) 2 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap In Babylon (GER) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 3/14.00
7 (9) Maroon and Yellow diamonds Lady Intrigue (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 R A Fahey B McHugh (3) 16/117.00
8 (4) 62 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Qenaa 72
Nag me
2 8-12 M Johnston T P O'Shea 11/43.75
9 (2) 74632 Yellow, red inverted triangle, checked sleeves, yellow cap, red diamonds Sabratha (IRE) 22
Nag me
2 8-12 Miss L A Perratt D Allan 59 10/111.00

Verdict

Lady Intrigue is from a decent family and needs a check in the market but those to have raced already should come to the fore and the pick of them looks to be QENAA. One of two Mark Johnston-trained representatives, our selection split a talented pair at Goodwood when last seen 72 days ago. The winner of that contest has gone on to achieve a rating of 95 while the second, a very well regarded horse, has since landed a maiden in facile fashion. That bodes well for the chances of Qenaa who is bred to get the seventh furlong and should be fine on the ground. It's the trip that slightly puts us off In Babylon, who shaped like a sure-fire future winner at Wolverhampton having taken time to get going, but like Home Office and Conducting he should improve on his debut, enough to leave the likes of Icy Blue and Sabratha trailing.