Musselburgh

  • 14:00 Buy Your 2013 Annual Members Badge Today Mares' Only Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.10s
  • Off time: 14:00:51
14:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doyly Carte 8/11
2nd Golden Sparkle (IRE) 10/3
3rd Goodlukin Lucy 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 129- WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Doyly Carte 209
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/111.73
2 34P- Maroon, white and maroon halved sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap Erycina (IRE) 65
Nag me
4 10-12 N Wilson Adam Nicol (7) 98 16/117.00
3 8/323-2 Black and white diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Sparkle (IRE) 145
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 I A Duncan D F O'Regan 100 10/34.33
4 P36P- Beige, purple chevrons, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, red cap Goodlukin Lucy 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-12 h Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 92 25/126.00
5 0- Sea Green, White cross belts, White cap, Green spots Granny Blackwood 247
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4 10-12 M Todhunter J Reveley 50/151.00
6 P7 Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Issabella Gem (IRE) 13
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5 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 25/126.00
7 9- White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Kathlatino 100
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5 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 28/129.00
8 White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars Lady Gargoyle 33
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4 10-12 J S Goldie Harry Haynes 66/167.00
9 432- ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap Lady Of Verona (IRE) 397
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (10) 11/26.50

Verdict

There's just a chance that Issabella Gem will prove a bit better than she's shown so far but this should rest between DOYLY CARTE and Golden Sparkle. The latter has been placed in all four of her runs over hurdles so far, including over 2m4f here a year ago, but she lacks the scope of Donald McCain's mare who had decent form in bumpers last season, winning on her debut at Catterick in January, and shouldn't fail through lack of fitness. It's difficult to see any of the others winning unless something befalls the market leaders.