Musselburgh

  • 13:40 Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £10,128 2nd £2,992 3rd £1,496 4th £749
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.50s
  • Off time: 13:40:37
13:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Peddlers Cross (IRE) 1/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-53223 Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, pink cap Ubaltique (FR) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 127 28/129.00
2 9/0544F- Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 110
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 M Smith Danny Cook 134 16/117.00
3 7/1128-2 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Peddlers Cross (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-0 t1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 165 1/51.20
4 13430-1 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Cue To Cue 93
Nag me
7 10-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 130 13/27.50

Verdict

PEDDLERS CROSS won a Grade 1 over 2m5f at the Festival in 2010 before finishing runner-up in the following year's Champion Hurdle. He would need to win this impressively to earn a return visit to Cheltenham and the jury is still out as to whether he retains all of his ability but he'll be all the better for his run in a jumpers' bumper and has more than 30lb in hand over today's rivals on official ratings. On past evidence, stablemate Ubaltique may struggle to last home over this trip but Orsippus stays well and is a Grade 1 winner over timber. Cue To Cue won over 2m5f at Southwell in November and is a likeable mare but shouldn't trouble the favourite on these terms.