Musselburgh

  • 14:30 John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial 2m

  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:35
14:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broughton (GER) 5/6
2nd Clarcam (FR) 7/1
3rd Thorpe (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22132 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Clarcam (FR) 38
Distance Winner
4 11-5 t G Elliott J M Maguire 133 7/18.00
2 42U14 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Most Honourable 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-5 M Smith Ryan Mania 116 20/121.00
3 412 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Adeupas D'ycy (FR) 32
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/15.00
4 2 Black, black and maroon striped cap Broughton (GER) 50
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 5/61.83
5 Black, orange cap Hawker 81
4 11-0 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan 25/126.00
6 4 Beige, Red sleeves and cap Investment Expert (IRE) 12
4 11-0 t B Ellison T Scudamore 33/134.00
7 5 Light Blue and Maroon hoops, Blue sleeves, striped cap Space Ship 37
4 11-0 R Hennessy Sam Twiston-Davies 6/17.00
8 22 Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star Thorpe (IRE) 32
4 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 111 20/121.00

Verdict

BROUGHTON, a winner three times over 1m2f on the Flat last summer, looks a nice prospect on the evidence of his close second to Fox Norton in a Grade 2 at Doncaster in December. The pair were clear of Royal Irish Hussar, who had won his previous three including a defeat of Guitar Pete at Cheltenham. The latter went on to beat Clarcam at Leopardstown so Gordon Elliott's charge faces a stiff task here conceding 7lb. Adeupas D'ycy makes his hurdling debut but should win races and Space Ship caught the eye at Leopardstown in December and is open to plenty of improvement. Investment Expert and Thorpe will find easier opportunities in the coming weeks.