• 12:40 Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:27
12:40 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buffalo Ballet 7/1
2nd Veloce (IRE) 4/9
3rd Liberty Court (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 32-55 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Buffalo Ballet 55
7 11-6 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 7/18.00
2 1-32 Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Liberty Court (IRE) 25
6 11-6 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 3/14.00
3 6-80 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Lisbon (IRE) 27
5 11-6 t P Griffin J Reveley 100/1101.00
4 08 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Lortzing (IRE) 22
6 11-6 K Thornton P Buchanan 100/1101.00
5 433-222 Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Red Myst (IRE) 215
8 11-6 V Thompson Colm McCormack (7) 50/151.00
6 586 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Regal Ramirez 49
5 11-6 M Smith D F O'Regan 40/141.00
7 313-4 Pink and Primrose (halved), sleeves reversed, Pink cap Scarlet Fire (IRE) 27
6 11-6 N G Richards B P Harding 12/113.00
8 2 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 16
5 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/91.44
9 0 Royal blue, white hoop, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 30
5 10-13 A D Brown Danny Cook 66/167.00


VELOCE won three times on the Flat last year and made a very promising start to his hurdling career when chasing home the potentially smart Poet at Newbury. A repeat of that effort over this extra half-mile would almost certainly suffice here. Winning pointer Liberty Court was beaten less than a length over this trip at Fakenham last month and should be winning soon while Scarlet Fire will have learned plenty from his fourth at Aintree, though was beaten a long way. The others will probably struggle to make an impression today.