Musselburgh

  • 15:35 totepool Musselburgh Gold Cup 2m

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.95s
  • Off time: 15:35:52
15:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pass Muster 17/2
2nd Bright Abbey 20/1
3rd High Office 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 307919- Purple, Yellow hoops Twelve Strings (IRE) 162
Nag me
5 9-10 B Ellison Hayley Turner 83 8/19.00
2 (6) 415637/ Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star King of The Picts (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 78 5/42.25
3 (4) 115138- Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Dr Irv 190
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 P A Kirby R Kennemore 78 9/110.00
5 (10) 7048-24 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap High Office 12
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-1 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 74 5/16.00
6 (3) 253342/ Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pass Muster 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 P A Kirby P Makin 74 17/29.50
7 (8) 3110/0-1 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bright Abbey 44
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer G Lee 73 20/121.00
8 (2) 138343- Black and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap Corton Lad 164
Nag me
4 8-12 pt K Dalgleish T Eaves 75 16/117.00
9 (9) 430354- Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Caledonia 64
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 J S Goldie I J Brennan (3) 67 11/112.00
10 (5) 0/11513 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 70 14/115.00
Non runners
4 (1)20857-3Entihaa69-2G A SwinbankB A Curtis75

Verdict

HIGH OFFICE, representing the in-form Richard Fahey, usually performs over shorter but is quite capable over staying trips such as the challenge faced here- he was sixth in last season's Goodwood Stakes. The obvious concern is that he's not visited the winner's circle since 2011 but, with fitness assured, this may just be his day. King Of The Picts is a real eye-catcher as he's enjoyed a cracking season over timber, winning in Grade 3 company before placing in successive high-quality contests behind The Tullow Turk, Vautour and Josses Hill on his last three starts. He has a wonderful chance if able to transfer that standard to the Flat, where he's been less effective in the past. Dr Irv and Corton Lad are worth a look first time back whilst Sir Frank Morgan must be noted off the bottom perch after scoring three times on the all-weather in the last five weeks.