Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:15 Racing UK - Your Racing Home From Home Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.23s
  • Off time: 16:15:33
16:15 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Algar Lad 20/1
2nd Red Baron (IRE) 7/1
3rd Wotalad 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 8020-32 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Red Baron (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 10-0 b E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 64 7/18.00
2 (2) 9684-00 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Busy Bimbo (IRE) 91
Nag me
4 9-9 b A Berry P Aspell 40 100/1101.00
3 (7) Purple and White check, Purple sleeves Algar Lad
Nag me
3 9-5 J S Goldie G Lee 20/121.00
4 (1) 432-3 Red, Red cap, White spots Anderton (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 72 6/42.50
5 (4) 432-224 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, quartered cap Cracking Choice (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 p M Dods Connor Beasley (7) 65 3/14.00
6 (8) 65-6 Dark Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Wotalad 9
Nag me
3 9-5 R M Whitaker F Norton 56 22/123.00
7 (3) 5465-69 Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Beacon Tarn 11
Nag me
3 9-0 b1 E J Alston P Makin 55 12/113.00
9 (9) 53-49 Emerald green, beige stars, emerald green sleeves and cap Queen Flush (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-0 D Nicholls P M Quinn 65 4/15.00
Non runners
8 (5)2-36230Magic Ice39-0B EllisonP Pickard55

Verdict

ANDERTON was arguably a little disappointing when a beaten favourite on his seasonal reappearance at Pontefract but he still retains scope for improvement and should be ideally suited by dropping back down to the minimum trip. Best performances to date have both arrived over 5f at Beverley and York and one suspects connections will be surprised if he cannot shed his maiden tag in a maiden such as this. The obvious alternative is Cracking Choice, who has made the front four in ten of his eleven starts. He must surely notch a first success sooner or later and is a logical each-way alternative to the likely favourite. Queen Flush ran no sort of race last time but remains shortlist material based on previously useful efforts over this trip in fair maiden company.