Musselburgh

  • 17:10 Royal Scots Club Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good (Straight Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 2.76s
  • Off time: 17:10:40
17:10 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chookie Hamilton 14/1
2nd Beat The Shower 9/2
3rd Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 326219 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 10-0 M Johnston Greg Fairley 75 6/17.00
2 (1) 5-66094 Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap Amanda Carter 12
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-11 R A Fahey P Hanagan 72 15/28.50
3 (9) 115-945 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Chookie Hamilton 7
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-10 V P Donoghue T Eaves 71 14/115.00
4 (2) 132354 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Forrest Flyer (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-9 J S Goldie Paul Norton (7) 70 9/110.00
5 (4) 72-212 White, Pink sleeves, White armlets, Light Green cap Fourth Generation (IRE) 34
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3 9-7 G A Swinbank P McDonald 78 10/34.33
6 (8) 136-116 Purple and Light Green stripes, Purple sleeves, Light Green cap Beat The Shower 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 P D Niven D Allan 65 9/25.50
7 (7) 666-941 Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 13
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-13 A C Whillans I J Brennan (3) 60 3/14.00
8 (6) 4383 Dark blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves La Bacouetteuse (FR) 13
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5 8-13 A G Foster Lee Newman 60 33/134.00
9 (3) 8485 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Corky Dancer 13
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5 8-11 P Monteith J P Sullivan (3) 58 40/141.00

Verdict

Bumper winner LADY BLUESKY got off the mark under flat rules last time when tried at this trip for the first time and given that was a comprehensive victory she can follow up. Fourth Generation is on form but was well held in second off this mark last time. That said Alan Swinbank's runner has scope for more so it would be dangerous to rule him out. Chookie Hamilton looks well treated on hold form and now with three runs this season should be cherry ripe while Beat The Shower has a clear chance off a winning rating if you can overlook his latest effort. A tight race but Lady Bluesky was winning well last time.