Today's racecards

Musselburgh

  • 16:45 More Football Than Ever At totepool.com Handicap7f 30y

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 33.68s
  • Off time: 16:48:03
16:45 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hi There (IRE) 7/2
2nd Laffan (IRE) 9/2
3rd Galician 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 25002-4 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Galician 12
Nag me
4 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 90 5/23.50
2 (5) 13110-8 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Laffan (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 K A Ryan P Makin 90 9/25.50
3 (7) 8-15083 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 P D Evans D Allan 90 10/111.00
4 (8) 314440- Orange, White star, Orange sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Shesastar 154
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 T D Barron G Gibbons 85 16/117.00
5 (4) 70507-3 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Klynch 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 82 11/26.50
6 (9) 142314- Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Hi There (IRE) 173
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-11 R A Fahey B McHugh 80 7/24.50
7 (6) 059722- Orange, Dark Green disc Rasaman (IRE) 131
Nag meCourse Winner
9 8-10 h J S Goldie T Eaves 79 8/19.00
8 (3) 21/34-23 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Chokidar (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 b S Dixon Billy Cray (3) 75 14/115.00
9 (2) 9744-63 White, light green hoop Kingswinford (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-2 A J Lidderdale Simon Pearce (3) 66 14/115.00

Verdict

None of these can be easily dismissed in a tight handicap. Both Galician and Laffan have a shout with recent pipe-openers on the all-weather under their belts and the former did her winning in the early part of last season. Shesastar and Klynch are others to consider off their current marks and Hi There hails from last year's winning yard. Today's opposition is slightly tougher than Rasaman, Chokidar and Kingswinford are used to taking on, but VERSE OF LOVE is capable at this level. A winner at Wolverhampton in January, he ran above expectations when third behind higher rated rivals in a Listed race at the same track last time and is fancied to come out best on his return to the Turf.