Musselburgh

  • 15:25 Horserace Betting Levy Board Standard Open Nh Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.40s
  • Off time: 15:25:22
15:25 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meridian City (IRE) 15/8
2nd Stormin Exit (IRE) 11/1
3rd Prince of Gdansk (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 31 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Meridian City (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-9 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 15/82.88
2 69 Dark Blue and Light Blue diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Beau Troubadour (FR) 15
Nag me
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 16/117.00
3 P5 Royal Blue and Black chevrons, Purple sleeves, Black cap Dukelow (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 11-2 C W J Farrell T J O'Brien 33/134.00
4 Dark Green, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon cap Kalanisi Kid
Nag me
4 11-2 W Coltherd P Aspell 100/1101.00
5 02 Black and Red diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Prince of Gdansk (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-2 G A Swinbank B Hughes 2/13.00
6 3 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Rosko 33
Nag me
4 11-2 B Ellison G Lee 5/16.00
7 1 BLACK, emerald green sash and cap Rowdy Rampage (IRE) 217
Nag me
4 11-2 L Lennon J P O'farrell (3) 9/110.00
8 20P-564 mauve, white hoops, emerald green sleeves Stormin Exit (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-2 Mrs L B Normile J A McCarthy 11/112.00
9 0 Maroon, White braces and sleeves, striped cap West Dance (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-2 t1 T Hogan N D Fehily 12/113.00

Verdict

Meridian City stepped up on his promising debut effort when taking a bumper over course and distance last month and Howard Johnson's gelding has to be respected but it is never easy to win bumpers under penalties and a better bet looks to be PRINCE OF GDANSK, who gets the vote with Rosko rated the pick of the remainder. The selection was well held on his debut at Uttoxeter in October but ran much better the following month when finding just Solway Sam too good in a decent race at Ayr and Alan Swinbank's gelding looks the one to be on judged by that effort. Rowdy Rampage, a winner of an Irish point-to-point, has to be of interest for Liam Lennon on his rules debut and makes more appeal than Stormin Exit, who is becoming expensive to follow. Don McCain has his string in good form now so Beau Troubadour has to be respected but he needs to improve and a bigger threat may come from Brian Ellison's Rosko, who made a pleasing debut at Sedgefield last month. Prince of Gdansk has plenty going for him though and he gets the vote.