Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:20 Country Refreshments Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.69s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
14:20 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grandad Bill (IRE) 15/2
2nd Simple Jim (FR) 15/2
3rd First Stream (GER) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F1-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap First Stream (GER) 72
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 120 5/16.00
2 222/51-8 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Luna Landing 159
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 Jedd O'Keeffe B Harding 118 40/141.00
3 17200-0 Dark Blue, Light Blue sash, White sleeves, Light Blue cap Moves Goodenough 99
Nag me
7 11-8 A G Foster Ryan Mania (3) 116 40/141.00
4 4414 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap Grandad Bill (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 J S Goldie R McGrath 116 15/28.50
5 29P-U72 White, Royal Blue diamond, striped sleeves Quick Will (FR) 10
Nag me
6 11-6 J Ewart Harry Haynes (5) 114 7/24.50
6 486626 Black, yellow inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves Border Tale 87
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 James Moffatt James Smith (10) 114 33/134.00
7 233-484 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Casual Affair 10
Nag me
7 11-1 Mrs S C Bradburne M Bradburne 109 10/111.00
8 45710 Beige, Yellow and Brown striped sleeves and cap Sumak (FR) 23
Nag me
6 11-1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 109 11/112.00
10 241752 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Bale O'Shea (IRE) 3
Nag me
6 10-13 Michael O'Hare K H Clarke (7) 107 4/15.00
11 P-531F5 Yellow, Orange star Simple Jim (FR) 72
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 J Hetherton K Mercer 105 15/28.50
12 706-035 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Just Maddie 73
Nag me
6 10-10 p1 R Nixon F Davis (3) 104 80/181.00
13 23-5384 Maroon and Pink diamonds Patriot (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 10-1 t M A Barnes M J McAlister (3) 95 22/123.00
Non runners
92-44461Sendali (FR)611-1J D BethellC I Gillies109

Verdict

FIRST STREAM is still progressing and he can win again despite a 6lb higher mark; the main dangers appear to be Grandad Bill, Quick Will and and Sumak in a competitive heat. Howard Johnson's son of Lomitas contested Group races in Europe when trained on the flat and his hurdles mark of 120 still looks manageable. A two month break should have freshened him up and proven on this course he is fancied to win again. Casual Affair ran well last time out and like Simple Jim he has some previous with the selection and some work to do. Patriot and Just Maddie may improve now entering handicaps on lowly weights, the market needs watching for Irish raider Bale O'Shea now stepped up in trip, whilst Sendali continues to defy the handicapper and is considered accordingly. Sumak is an interesting contender; he needed every yard to win at Sedgefield but then then ran poorly at Newcastle when weak in the betting. Today's longer trip will suit, as will the ground, and he looks a massive potential improver. Quick Will ran well behind Leith Walk here earlier in the month, whilst Grandad Bill has been running in better races and acquitting himself well. A competitive heat, but First Stream can complete the hat-trick.