Musselburgh

  • 16:10 Thomson Holidays Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner £10,997 2nd £3,272 3rd £1,635 4th £818
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.41s
  • Off time: 16:10:39
16:10 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alcaeus 15/8
2nd Cosmic Sun 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 772560 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-10 M Johnston J Fanning 86 4/15.00
2 (7) 311029 Royal Blue, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, check cap Guising 15
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-9 D H Brown Connor Beasley (5) 85 7/18.00
3 (3) 285-002 Royal blue Muntasir (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 83 5/16.00
4 (2) 111110 Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Pink cap Alcaeus 49
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 90 15/82.88
5 (5) 211504 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Hawdyerwheesht 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 J S Goldie D Tudhope 79 10/111.00
6 (4) 212266 Dark Blue and Mauve diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Merchant Of Dubai 13
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-13 v J S Goldie G Lee 75 16/117.00
7 (6) 194733 Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap Cosmic Sun 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-11 t R A Fahey T Hamilton 73 8/19.00

Verdict

Scatter Dice, Guising and Alcaeus have the past form to figure but all ran shockers on their latest starts and can only improve. By contrast, MUNTASIR ran his best race of the year so far when runner-up at Nottingham last month. Saeed Bin Suroor's charge has been given a chance by the handicapper dropped 2lb for this and gets the vote ahead of Hawdyerwheesht. The latter also posted a much better effort when fourth at Ayr last week and is preferred to Cosmic Sun and the out of form Merchant Of Dubai