Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 12:40 Saltire 2010 Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.10s
  • Off time: 12:40:37
12:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Starboard Bow 2/1
2nd Meetings Man (IRE) 11/8
3rd Makbullet 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1102 Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star Meetings Man (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 11-12 Micky Hammond A L Voy (5) 122 11/82.38
2 24 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Almutaham (USA) 33
Nag me
3 10-12 James Moffatt P Aspell 96 12/113.00
3 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Barton Bounty 69
Nag me
3 10-12 P D Niven B Hughes 66/167.00
4 85 Red and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves Capricornus (USA) 30
Nag me
3 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 14/115.00
5 2 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Makbullet 44
Nag me
3 10-12 Michael Smith J P O'farrell (3) 9/110.00
6 Yellow, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap The Starboard Bow 59
Nag me
3 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 2/13.00
7 Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap I Got Music 52
Nag me
3 10-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 12/113.00
8 Grey, White epaulets Sweet Caroline (IRE) 252
Nag me
3 10-5 N G Richards F Davis (3) 40/141.00

Verdict

MEETINGS MAN sets a high standard for his rivals to aim at. Micky Hammond's gelding is rated 122 after a respectable second at Wetherby, form that has been franked by the fifth home Grandouet since. Almutaham is going the right way but needs to improve on his Aintree run to feature, so a bigger threat might be the 70+ rated flat horse Capricornus despite the nagging doubt that he's more of a handicapping prospect. Makbullet has already shown promise despite being a sprinter by trade, but along with The Starboard Bow he is not one to take lightly.