Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 15:30 Paul Merritt's 60th British Racecourse Handicap1m 4f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.84s
  • Off time: 15:30:14
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brigadoon 9/4
2nd Rawaafed (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 507643 RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Brigadoon 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-7 P A Kirby M O'connell 69 9/43.25
2 (2) 0-06813 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Paradise (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-6 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 68 5/23.50
3 (1) 132077 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Rawaafed (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 9-3 K Dalgleish J Fanning 65 25/126.00
4 (7) 703321 Pink, large maroon spots St Ignatius 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 p A Bailey G Lee 60 6/17.00
5 (5) 378-393 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer P McDonald 56 20/121.00
6 (4) 79-6212 Orange, white star and sleeves Slide Show 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-8 D Nicholls P M Quinn 56 9/43.25
Non runners
7 (6)6500-00Ruby Glass (IRE)48-2Mrs R CarrJ P Sullivan45

Verdict

A change to front-running tactics has worked the oracle for King Of Paradise as he made all at Hamilton before going close again at Pontefract last time. But it's likely he'll be taken on for the lead by St Ignatius here as the latter was never headed when scoring at Brighton last week. A fast pace could play into the hands of SLIDE SHOW as she bolted up at Catterick on her penultimate start and the lightly-raced five-year-old should have more to offer after last week's second in an amateurs race. Brigadoon is getting a bit closer as he slips down the weights but Rawaafed has gone off the boil of late.