Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 12:30 Dalhousie Bonnyrigg Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.80s
  • Off time: 12:30:25
12:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Purple Bay (IRE) 1/3
2nd Biggar (IRE) 12/1
3rd Downtown Boy (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 154-21 Black, black and maroon striped cap Purple Bay (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 1/31.33
2 98-25 Emerald green, black seams, halved sleeves, emerald green cap Biggar (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 12/113.00
3 3 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 10-12 C Grant Aidan Coleman 8/19.00
4 Grey, Pink hoops, quartered cap Ferney Boy 20
Nag me
7 10-12 C W Fairhurst J Reveley 100/1101.00
5 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap May's Boy 49
Nag me
5 10-12 James Moffatt B Hughes 33/134.00
6 3 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Memory Cloth 13
Nag me
6 10-12 B Ellison Craig Gallagher (7) 4/15.00
8 9-P Yellow, Light Blue sash, armlets and diamond on cap Tchatchaco Ya Ya 20
Nag me
6 10-12 N G Richards J M Maguire 50/151.00
9 58 Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Trois Vallees (USA) 21
Nag me
4 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 16/117.00
Non runners
73160-3Spitz (FR)510-12Mrs R DobbinK Renwick

Verdict

Memory Cloth is 7lb better off than when beaten four-and-a-half lengths by PURPLE BAY on his hurdling debut at Stratford. But Brian Ellison's Flat winner will need to settle better if he's to truly stay the trip over obstacles and there's a chance that the better ground will suit John Ferguson's promising four-year-old more here so he can confirm the form. Downtown Boy should improve on his third at Sedgefield and Spitz shaped nicely at Kelso and looks the pick of the remainder.