Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:50 Scottish Racing Your Better Bet Handicap Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 46.76s
  • Off time: 15:50:39
15:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caravel (IRE) 7/1
2nd Doeslessthanme (IRE) 13/2
3rd Palomar (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P24-130 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 P Monteith Ryan Mania (3) 129 16/117.00
2 P111-02 Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, red cap Caravel (IRE) 136
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 J Howard Johnson J P O'farrell (3) 127 7/18.00
3 413/PFP- Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Modicum (USA) 462
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs R Dobbin Brian Harding 126 40/141.00
4 1F-7762 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Palomar (USA) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 N G Richards G Lee 125 3/14.00
5 1F1-236 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 123 13/27.50
6 521/115 Yellow, Orange star River Logic (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 J Hetherton K Mercer 118 10/111.00
7 4P1124 Yellow and Emerald Green (halved), chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Dabaratsa (FR) 69
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 vt Tim Vaughan Dean Coleman (5) 110 6/17.00
8 21 Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap Amanda Carter 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-5 R A Fahey B Hughes 108 5/23.50
9 65-9855 Dark Blue, Light Blue hollow box and armlets King's Majesty (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 T J Pitt J Halliday (5) 98 50/151.00

Verdict

An open handicap and from a shortlist of CARAVEL, Modicum, Amanda Carter and Palomar, it is the first-named who can maintain his unbeaten record at the track. The selection was a smart recruit from Sir Mark Prescott's yard but despite some solid form he has never gone on to reach the heights expected or justify his 160,000 guineas price tag. However he runs this track well and a mark of 127 looks feasible on what he has achieved so far. Los Nadis is another with a good track record and his third to Mesbaah in November reads well, whilst Modicum was a decent chaser who looks well-treated on this return to hurdles. He was only beaten ten lengths by Tidal Bay at Aintree in May 2008 and if fit after an absence he must run well. Palomar has some solid handicap form this season since reverting to hurdles and he looks a different animal, Doeslessthanme has talent but probably looks the stable second string, whilst River Logic represents a yard in good form and a strong tempo would suit. Dabaratsa looks poorly handicapped so of more interest is Amanda Carter who will be fit after a recent flat spin and she looks a good recruit to hurdling. An intriguing handicap, and one in which we will plump for Caravel.