Musselburgh

  • 13:35 totepool.com Scottish Premier Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.70s
  • Off time: 13:35:12
13:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Moonshine (IRE) 4/1
2nd Viva Colonia (IRE) 4/1
3rd Bar De Ligne (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P5-0366 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 B Ellison Timmy Murphy 139 4/15.00
2 6212-34 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Upsilon Bleu (FR) 33
Distance Winner
6 11-10 Miss P Robson D F O'Regan 137 11/43.75
3 P2-4573 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Mr Moonshine (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
10 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 136 4/15.00
4 1-F0339 Emerald green, yellow sash, white cap Full Jack (FR) 33
7 11-4 Miss P Robson B Harding 131 12/113.00
5 1-314F7 Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Sleep In First (FR) 24
8 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 127 25/126.00
6 2U4-651 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 23
Course Winner
10 11-0 h F P Murtagh R P McLernon 127 10/111.00
7 234813 Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Quito Du Tresor (FR) 33
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 125 10/111.00
8 051323 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 33
Distance Winner
8 10-11 p S Gollings P Buchanan 124 9/25.50

Verdict

Kealigolane won over 3m here last month but Barry Murtagh's grey is equally effective over this shorter distance. Mr Moonshine was an excellent third in the Becher Chase at Aintree last time and will be thereabouts if that hasn't taken too much out of him but VIVA COLONIA must also be a factor taking a huge drop in class having taken on Sire De Grugy and company in the Tingle Creek last month. A dual course and distance winner early last year, the top weight had Mr Moonshine behind when third in a Grade 2 at Aintree in the autumn and is only a pound worse off today. Upsilon Bleu looks the pick of Pauline Robson's two runners and rates a bigger danger than Quito Du Tresor and Bar De Ligne.