Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:05 2,000 Guineas Ante Post At totepool.com Handicap1m

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.99s
  • Off time: 14:08:22
14:05 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Echo Of Lightning 2/1
2nd Mowhoob 12/1
3rd Call of Duty (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 44/09-78 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap Buzz Law (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 K R Burke P Makin 60 9/25.50
2 (11) 83437-6 Dark Green, Light Green stripe, Yellow cap Perfect Words (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 9-7 Mrs Marjorie Fife Shirley Teasdale (5) 60 14/115.00
3 (3) 639063- Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Joshua The First 149
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 I Semple G Whillans (5) 59 16/117.00
4 (10) 625-740 White, purple disc, sleeves and cap My Manekineko 67
Nag me
5 9-5 J R Jenkins Stephen Craine 58 14/115.00
5 (2) 36350-0 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Mowhoob 8
Nag me
4 9-4 J S Goldie G Lee 57 12/113.00
6 (12) 862103 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Pesta (IRE) 26
Nag me
4 9-2 p K A Ryan P Mulrennan 55 9/110.00
7 (9) 34808-2 Pink, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Echo Of Lightning 15
Nag me
4 9-1 h B Ellison P Pickard 54 2/13.00
8 (7) 5624-70 Red, White braces, halved sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Taxiformissbyron 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 p I Jardine T Eaves 53 22/123.00
9 (4) 9-54548 White, dark green disc, sleeves and cap Cyflymder (IRE) 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-0 b D C Griffiths L Morris 53 20/121.00
10 (8) 457663- Yellow, black chevrons, black and yellow hooped sleeves, check cap Midnight Warrior 214
Nag me
4 8-11 R E Barr D Swift 50 7/18.00
11 (1) 8-41655 Dark Green, Maroon cross belts, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Green and Maroon quartered cap Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-8 t Miss M E Rowland A Mullen 47 20/121.00
12 (5) 8788-79 Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap Call of Duty (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-7 b Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5)(ex3) 45 40/141.00

Verdict

A tricky opening to proceedings as none of these find winning easy. The vote goes to ECHO OF LIGHTNING who, unlike the his rivals, does have scope for improvement after just half a dozen starts and showed improved form on his first run for Brian Ellison when runner-up in an ordinary Newcastle handicap. His best form has come on the soft but he does handle quicker conditions. Bapak Pesta is consistent if hard to win with and should be in the mix while Perfect Words is not ruled out and will be all the better for an acceptable reappearance. Mr Chocolate Drop remains capable at a lowly level.