Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:30 James Roche Memorial Handicap 5f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.63s
  • Off time: 16:30:56
16:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saxonette 8/1
2nd Spring Bird 7/2
3rd The Nifty Fox 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 75U373 YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Manatee Bay 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 D Nicholls F Norton 63 9/25.50
2 (2) 426549 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Funding Deficit (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 J S Goldie F Lynch 62 8/19.00
3 (5) 520014 Orange, Emerald Green cross belts, halved sleeves, striped cap Spring Bird 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 D Nicholls Anna Hesketh (7) 61 7/24.50
4 (4) 475094 Black, pink seams, striped sleeves, pink cap Danfazi (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 p Kristin Stubbs T Eaves 62 16/117.00
5 (11) 090955 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamonds The Nifty Fox 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-0 p T D Easterby P Makin 56 9/110.00
6 (1) 863407 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Chloe's Dream (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 h Miss L A Perratt P McDonald 52 20/121.00
7 (10) 690272 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Busy Bimbo (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 b A Berry Joe Doyle (5) 52 14/115.00
8 (6) 254744 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Black Douglas 5
Nag me
5 8-9 b J S Goldie Jordan Nason (5) 51 11/26.50
9 (9) 063335 Purple, pink star, striped sleeves and stars on cap Saxonette 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 Miss L A Perratt Connor Beasley (3) 51 8/19.00
10 (7) 796095 Dark blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves Here Now And Why (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-8 p I Semple Jason Hart 50 7/18.00
11 (8) 508700 Emerald green, dark blue hollow box and sleeves Fife Jo 23
Nag me
4 8-7 J S Goldie I J Brennan 45 66/167.00

Betting

Forecast

Spring Bird (7/2), Manatee Bay (9/2), Black Douglas (11/2), Here Now And Why (7/1), Funding Deficit (8/1), Saxonette (8/1), The Nifty Fox (9/1), Busy Bimbo (14/1), Danfazi (16/1), Chloe's Dream (20/1), Fife Jo (66/1)

Verdict

Black Douglas generally goes well at this level but a strike-rate of 1-30 doesn't convince while Busy Bimbo has an even worse record of 1-66 though she's gone close in two of her last three starts. Spring Bird scrambled home at Newcastle but didn't run as well at Catterick last time while Manatee Bay is 12lb higher than for his only success. THE NIFTY FOX last won a race at this track last summer but he's now dropped to a very fair mark and there should be another race in Tim Easterby's veteran so he's given the nod.