Musselburgh

  • 13:20 Weatherbys Bank Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:34
13:20 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swift Arrow (IRE) 11/2
2nd Hazy Tom (IRE) 15/8
3rd Kealigolane (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P4-P80 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Quito Du Tresor (FR) 51
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (10) 128 7/18.00
2 137-132 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Houston Dynimo (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 N G Richards D C Costello 128 20/121.00
3 3405-61 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Hazy Tom (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 C E Longsdon N Fehily 127 15/82.88
4 110-45P Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 F P Murtagh J Reveley 124 33/134.00
5 211P2-P Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Red Tanber (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 B Mactaggart Lucy Alexander (3) 123 33/134.00
6 348-141 Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 30
Nag me
6 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 11/26.50
7 15329-1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Creekside 61
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-3 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 125 13/27.50
8 121132/ MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Glencree (IRE) 628
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-2 J Wade K Renwick 118 16/117.00
9 42390-1 Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Civil Unrest (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-13 J Ewart B Hughes 115 15/28.50
10 24-3254 Saxe Blue, Canary sleeves, Silver cap, Blue spots Freddie Brown 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-3 t G A Charlton Ryan Mania 105 10/111.00

Verdict

A tricky little handicap in which Creekside is the fly in the ointment as he's only a four-year-old and was receiving allowances when making a winning chasing debut at Towcester. The fast ground suited and he wouldn't want any more rain unlike Hazy Tom, who was a long way behind in that race after jumping poorly. He made amends in softer going at Warwick and should be in the shake-up though the best handicapped horse in the race is Freddie Brown. Unfortunately he's put in two shockers when strongly fancied after being beaten narrowly by today's rival SWIFT ARROW at Kelso and the winner has since confirmed the form in much more emphatic style. Donald McCain's charge is on an upward curve and can score again though there are plenty of dangers including Civil Unrest, who shouldn't be inconvenienced by dropping back in trip after scoring over 2m4f here.