Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 13:50 Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Handicap1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.88s
  • Off time: 13:51:17
13:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Raleigh Quay (IRE) 5/1
2nd High Resolution 11/2
3rd Killing Moon (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 22240-1 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Desert Forest (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-9 J Howard Johnson James P Sullivan (5) 70 4/15.00
2 (10) 6210-46 Royal Blue, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Red cap Raleigh Quay (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-8 Micky Hammond P Makin 69 5/16.00
3 (9) 975222 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Killing Moon (USA) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-6 K A Ryan T Hamilton 67 9/43.25
5 (8) 676-226 Red, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Coolella (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 J R Weymes Kelly Harrison (3) 56 9/110.00
6 (3) 832457 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Chinese Democracy (USA) 5
Nag me
3 8-8 P D Evans Martin Lane (3) 55 15/28.50
7 (7) 90-6383 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap High Resolution 2
Nag me
3 8-8 Miss L A Perratt D Allan 55 11/26.50
8 (1) 4406-00 Pink and Royal Blue stripes, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Pink cap Lady Lube Rye (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-5 N Wilson R Ffrench 52 25/126.00
9 (2) 835235 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Lord's Seat 31
Nag me
3 8-4 A Berry F Norton 49 20/121.00
10 (6) 909-4 Purple, grey hoops, purple sleeves and cap Thescottishsoldier 13
Nag me
3 8-4 A G Foster P McDonald (ex1) 48 8/19.00
Non runners
4 (4)82202-2Jozafeen39-1R BastimanMatthew Lawson62

Verdict

There should be more to come from DESERT FOREST who can confirm form with Killing Moon with Jozafeen possibly best of the remainder. The handicapper has handed out a 2lb rise to Desert Forest for his half length defeat of Killing Moon over seven furlongs which could turn out to be on the generous side. He proved slightly disappointing on his final start of 2009 when tried in cheekpieces but there was no doubting his attitude on his seasonal reappearance and he's expected to improve for this longer trip. Killing Moon is clearly closely matched on that form but his growing sequence of second placed finishes has to be a concern but he seemed to see out a mile well enough at Thirsk on his penultimate start and should be on the premises. Jozafeen must have pleased and frustrated connections in equal measure as she has finished second on four of her six starts and she's entitled to be involved again whilst Raleigh Quay who beat Jozafeen in a maiden here last August is also considered but Desert Forest gets the nod.