Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:40 Edinburgh Evening News Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.40s
  • Off time: 14:45:16
14:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alpha One (IRE) 8/1
2nd Civil Unrest (IRE) 11/2
3rd Lord Of Drums (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 65B325 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Alpha One (IRE) 48
Nag me
8 11-12 C Grant D F O'Regan 109 8/19.00
2 123136 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 108 15/28.50
3 725393 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap Endeavor 16
Nag me
9 11-9 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 106 18/119.00
4 411141 Emerald green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap Civil Unrest (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 b J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 105 11/26.50
5 7PP-59P Red, White hoop and armlets, quartered cap Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 Mrs L B Normile D C Costello 105 10/111.00
6 P-00642 Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Radio Nowhere (IRE) 62
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 102 9/25.50
7 46P21P/ Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap New Shuil (IRE) 1125
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-2 J Wade John Dawson (7) 99 22/123.00
8 0P5-732 Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Brieryhill Boy 48
Nag me
7 11-0 W Amos Brian Harding 97 3/14.00
9 63P131 Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Pistol Basc (FR) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-10 h Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 93 15/28.50
Non runners
105/5PF2PHotgrove Boy710-4W ColtherdDaragh Bourke87

Verdict

Lord Of Drums had Alpha One five lengths behind when scoring over the course and distance in December. But the runner-up let the form down with a poor run at Sedgefield on Boxing Day. RADIO NOWHERE made an encouraging debut over fences when caught close home by Sharney Sike over this trip at Newcastle. The winner went in again from a 9lb higher mark so Donald McCain's charge looks well enough handicapped to go one better. Pistol Basc is usually happier in slightly lower grade, as he was at Sedgefield in December, so a 7lb rise could prove his undoing but Civil Unrest has been in tremendous form over hurdles and fences and won four of his last five. He's scored from this mark on this track in the past so looks a major threat. Both Brieryhill Boy and Hotgrove Boy are still maidens and though running well recently have had plenty of chances.