Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 12:50 Buy Your 2013 Annual Members Badge Today Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.20s
  • Off time: 12:50:27
12:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Waltz Darling (IRE) 14/1
2nd Pure Style (IRE) Evs
3rd Flaming Arrow (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 262- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Flaming Arrow (IRE) 320
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 K A Ryan B J Toomey (3) 9/25.50
2 3F-4244 Emerald Green, Purple star, hooped sleeves, Purple cap Formulation (IRE) 31
Nag me
5 11-0 Ferdy Murphy J M Maguire 105 12/113.00
3 339 Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Garth Mountain 41
Nag me
5 11-0 H Burns F Keniry 101 80/181.00
4 880 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Gumnd (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 11-0 C Grant B Hughes 100/1101.00
5 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Jovial (IRE) 455
Nag me
5 11-0 R M Smith E Whillans (3) 80/181.00
6 Dark Green, Orange chevron, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap Madrasa (IRE) 92
Nag me
4 11-0 t K G Reveley R McGrath 50/151.00
7 4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Mungo Park 55
Nag me
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 6/17.00
8 211221 Red, grey sleeves, red stars, grey cap, red star Pure Style (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 C E Longsdon N D Fehily Evs2.00
9 8P-00 Red, black hoop and sleeves, black and red quartered cap Shivalric (IRE) 191
Nag me
4 11-0 N G Richards C P Geoghegan (3) 100/1101.00
10 9533-P2 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-0 James Moffatt B Harding 106 8/19.00
11 White Staff Sergeant 53
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-0 I Jardine A P Lane 50/151.00
12 65- White, Black stars, Black and Red halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 332
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 100/1101.00
13 3 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Waltz Darling (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 11-0 K G Reveley J Reveley 14/115.00
14 P77 Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Issabella Gem (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 10-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

John Ferguson had a rare setback when Mungo Park could only finish fourth in a moderate event at Huntingdon after travelling nicely for most of the race. The 2m5f trip may have been responsible and given the trainer's strike-rate compensation is a distinct possibility though PURE STYLE looks a tough opponent and gets the vote. Charlie Longsdon's charge, a winning bumper and point-to-pointer, comfortably landed a jumpers bumper at Kempton last weekend and though that was a poor race it should have put him straight to gain his first victory over hurdles. Formulation has some decent form to his credit but has disappointed on too many occasions but Smart Ruler's close second to Nine Stories over the C&D a month ago was his best run so far and he should be in the firing-line.