Musselburgh

  • 15:55 James Birtley Retirement Handicap 7f 30y

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good plcs)(Straight - Good, Good to Firm plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.68s
  • Off time: 15:56:02
15:55 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperator Augustus (IRE) 11/4
2nd Boy The Bell 5/1
3rd Cornus 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 206139 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Jarrow (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 9-7 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 79 15/28.50
2 (3) 722907 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-5 be A J McCabe Martin Harley (3) 77 12/113.00
3 (7) 191461 Black, Orange epaulets, diamonds on sleeves Toby Tyler 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 v P T Midgley P McDonald 75 8/19.00
4 (5) 1-26400 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 8
Nag me
3 9-2 b1 T D Barron Lee Newman 77 11/112.00
5 (1) 4-60412 Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Imperator Augustus (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 P Holmes D Tudhope 74 11/43.75
6 (2) 511316 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, BLACK armlets, BLACK and WHITE hooped cap Boy The Bell 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 B Ellison D Swift (3) 71 5/16.00
7 (4) 452200 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White stars, White cap North Central (USA) 10
Nag me
4 8-11 p J S Goldie S B Kelly (5) 69 18/119.00
8 (8) 9-05263 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Nufoudh (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 Miss Tracy Waggott P Mathers 67 9/25.50
9 (9) 377709 Red, white spots and armlets, white cap, red spots Adaria 22
Nag me
3 8-7 p1 D C Griffiths T Eaves 68 25/126.00
10 (6) 253126 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK and RED striped cap Rutterkin (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 A Berry P Hanagan 64 18/119.00

Verdict

This looks more competitive than the first division as Toby Tyler arrives on the back of a win over 6f at Redcar and Imperator Augustus and Boy The Bell both scored over today's trip at Carlisle on their penultimate starts. Cornus is another with a chance on his best form, but JARROW gets the vote. Michael O'Connell's claim allows him to race off the same mark as when successful at Hamilton in July and the return to this longer trip should be in his favour.