Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 13:55 Musselburgh News Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.60s
  • Off time: 13:59:19
13:55 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Joe Jo Star 7/4
2nd Sun King 5/1
3rd Double Vodka (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6904-02 Black, Yellow star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Double Vodka (IRE) 194
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 C Grant C I Gillies (5) 123 10/111.00
2 69-200U Yellow, Red seams and sleeves, Red and Yellow hooped cap Soubriquet (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister (3) 120 16/117.00
3 16232U Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets Regent's Secret (USA) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 p J S Goldie Ryan Mania (7) 115 8/19.00
4 22112/3 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Ecole D'Art (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 J J Lambe D F O'Regan 115 5/16.00
5 43311-3 Beige, Black Cross of Lorraine and armlets, quartered cap Sun King 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley (3) 113 5/16.00
7 2/1111-0 Yellow, maroon cross of lorraine, maroon and yellow hooped sleeves Programme Girl (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 G A Swinbank B Hughes 110 10/111.00
8 76-4333 Black, White seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap Joe Jo Star 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-2 R A Fahey D J Condon 99 7/42.75
9 09609 PURPLE, black diamond, purple cap Valamareha (IRE) 29
Nag me
4 10-0 Aidan Howard G Lee 97 11/112.00
Non runners
6159423Coconut Beach711-1S B ClarkP Aspell112

Verdict

REGENT'S SECRET goes well here and is worth a small punt on these terms. Double Vodka and Coconut Beach have fewer questions to answer than a number of the others, so are forwarded as the best of the rest. Coconut Beach joined his current yard after winning a seller at Uttoxeter in October. He has run consistently since then but doesn't appear to be especially well handicapped just now. Double Vodka is equally effective over fences and hurdles and, as a previous course and distance winner, he has to be respected. He is now 2lb lower than his last winning mark, so top weight may not be such a tough burden in this company. However, Regent's Secret, who arrives here on the back of a string of solid efforts, fits the bill on a number of levels and get the nomination today. Jim Goldie's charge is a strong finisher and we fancy he will be hard to resist if he runs to his best again.