Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 14:40 Totequadpot Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:41:43
14:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ascendant 15/8
2nd Kind Heart 6/1
3rd Gordonsville 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Gordonsville 91
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 J S Goldie J Reveley 7/42.75
2 232/7 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O' The West (IRE) 52
Nag me
6 11-4 Mrs R Dobbin G Lee 18/119.00
3 P Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star Intersky Charm (USA) 56
Nag me
6 11-4 Mrs S C Bradburne P Aspell 66/167.00
4 36 Yellow, Dark Blue seams, armlets and cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 102
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 b Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 16/117.00
5 57 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Paddington Bob (IRE) 46
Nag me
6 11-4 Miss P Robson R McGrath 80/181.00
6 F Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Rossini's Dancer 61
Nag me
5 11-4 Mrs S C Bradburne M Bradburne 22/123.00
7 550-6 Light Blue, Maroon hoop, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Si Bien (FR) 75
Nag me
5 11-4 J Ewart Harry Haynes (5) 8/19.00
8 40 Beige, black stars, beige sleeves and cap Agricultural 126
Nag me
4 10-7 Mrs L B Normile A Voy (7) 200/1201.00
9 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Ascendant 122
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-7 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 15/82.88
10 15 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Kind Heart 71
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/17.00
Non runners
1133Warrior One410-7J Howard JohnsonNon Runner99

Verdict

A good contest in prospect here with some potentially useful recruits to the game and GORDONSVILLE is given the nod ahead of Ascendant and Kind Heart. The selection, another Jim Goldie inmate, was last seen winning here on the flat over two miles back in October, when the ground was described as good to soft. Rated in the mid-80s in that sphere, he has the ability to make into a very useful hurdler over staying trips in time, but this is a good starting point and we hope that he is good enough. Ascendant was also in cracking form when last seen, winning three of his four most recent starts on the flat, including here over 1m 6f. He is rated slightly superior to our pick on the level and also handles cut, so he should be in the shake-up. Kind Heart won on her hurdling introduction at Aintree in October but disappointed under a penalty next time and has not been seen since. She has a bit to prove in terms of both conditions and ability against the other pair, but is far from ruled out. Instersky Charm has to show he stays this far, and might be a little short on class, and a better proposition may be Rossini's Dancer, who stays and acts with cut. It's a fascinating contest and one in which Gordsonsville is selected.