GOTTCHER has only joined Keith Dalgleish this season and, after a couple of fair runs, really produced the goods at Musselburgh on Wednesday, making most and coming home powerfully for an easy victory. He was on his lowest ever mark and a 6lb penalty shouldn't be enough to prevent a quick follow-up. Saxonette won a seller here in July and has been consistent in handicaps subsequently while Ambitious Icarus ended a long losing run at Nottingham last week and his penalty is almost negated by the claim of Philip Prince. Rio's Girl has dropped to a winnable mark, her lowest for a very long time, and with Shirley Teasedale claiming her 5lb allowance Tony Coyle's mare could go well at a big price.
Ambitious Icarus 10-1 (9-9) Taken to post early, held up, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Ace Master (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Gottcher 11-4 (9-7) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Here Now And Why (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Red Roar (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led until headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Just The Tonic (9-11) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gs.
Saxonette 7-2fav (8-13) Mid-division on rail, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Royal Bajan (9-10) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Magic Ice 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Speedyfix (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Roy's Legacy 14-1 (8-9) Chased leader until halfway, stayed chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Excellent Aim (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Distant Sun (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, moderate progress inside final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Royal Bajan (9-10) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Royal Bajan (9-10) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rio's Girl 14-1 (8-8) With leaders 2f, soon outpaced, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Captain Royale (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Cayman Fox 18-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Gottcher (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Carrie's Magic 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold chasing leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lucy Bee (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 7l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Royal Duchess 16-1 (8-11) Led on stands' side rail, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Stoneacre Oskar (8-13) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.