• 15:30 John Smith's Scottish County Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.40s
  • Off time: 15:30:42
15:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clever Cookie 5/1
2nd Local Hero (GER) 7/1
3rd Pas Trop Tard (FR) 28/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 332-123 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Sametegal (FR) 38
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 150 11/43.75
2 0P0-421 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 22
Distance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 13/27.50
3 405-383 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-2 p S Gollings P Bohan (7) 140 7/18.00
4 12-6394 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Runswick Royal (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-1 Mrs A Hamilton G B Watters (7) 139 6/17.00
6 F/301-84 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 98
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 M Smith Ryan Mania 132 20/121.00
7 5-54111 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Yorkist (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
6 10-8 h B Ellison A P McCoy 132 7/18.00
8 4-4P236 Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 8
Distance Winner
7 10-6 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 130 28/129.00
9 1137 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Franciscan 50
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-4 p1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 128 14/115.00
10 1-40397 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Dumbarton (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
6 10-1 James Moffatt B Hughes 125 28/129.00
12 1-1221 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 16
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-0 P D Niven K Renwick 122 5/16.00
Non runners
5222011Strongpoint (IRE)1010-13S R B CrawfordP Buchanan137
11251215Sky Khan510-0R C GuestAidan Coleman123
1342-1624All That Remains (IRE)910-0B EllisonT Scudamore121


Sametegal had no chance with My Tent Or Yours and The New One in the Christmas Hurdle last time but should find this easier. Lyvius has come into form and won at Kempton last month while Strongpoint stayed on strongly to win a similar race over course and distance last month. LOCAL HERO was beaten six lengths in third that day with Runswick Royal a further two lengths away in fourth but Steve Gollings' charge was having his first run for seven months and is 7lb better off. Suited by sharp tracks, he can take his revenge today and land this under useful 7lb claimer Paul Bohan. Yorkist, who is seeking a four-timer, and Clever Cookie, are upped in grade but Orsippus would have a chance on his best form, though probably needs further nowadays.