• 15:35 John Smith's Scottish County Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £15,655 2nd £4,625 3rd £2,312 4th £1,158
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.75s
  • Off time: 15:40:10
15:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hunterview 11/4
2nd European Dream (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ultimate 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1- ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Premier Grand Cru (FR) 421
5 11-4 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 131 12/113.00
3 493-608 White and Purple diamonds, Purple and White diabolo on sleeves Leslingtaylor (IRE) 40
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 J J Quinn D C Costello 131 20/121.00
4 0219P-B Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Caravel (IRE) 106
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-4 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 131 16/117.00
5 101-003 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Hunterview 36
Distance Winner
5 11-3 b D Pipe T Scudamore 130 11/43.75
6 404-925 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-3 A Crook F Davis 130 33/134.00
7 33-5557 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 29
Distance Winner
5 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook (3) 129 13/27.50
9 5U35-35 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 223
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-13 J S Goldie Ryan Mania 126 25/126.00
10 181F-70 Beige, Light Blue chevrons, Beige sleeves, Beige cap, Light Blue star Toshi (USA) 35
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-12 J S Goldie G Lee 125 20/121.00
11 11460-4 Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-11 T P Tate J Reveley 124 4/15.00
12 6700P-5 White, Red seams, White and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond European Dream (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 p R A Fahey P Aspell 123 10/111.00
13 11230-6 Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap Bureaucrat 36
Distance Winner
9 10-4 p Mrs K Walton R McGrath 117 40/141.00
14 111340 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 85
Distance Winner
5 10-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 117 12/113.00
15 215P-10 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Cunning Clarets (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-4 b1 R A Fahey K Renwick 117 7/18.00
Non runners
12314-67Orsippus (USA)511-12M SmithD F O'Regan139
812128Drill Sergeant611-1D McCain JnrJ M Maguire128


It's difficult to know what to make of French import Premier Grand Cru but there are possibilities about the enigmatic Drill Sergeant and this flat track suits versatile performer Leslingtaylor. Ultimate didn't respond to waiting tactics at Sandown last time and could feature here if allowed to bowl along in front, though Brian Ellison's charge has a bit to find with Kudu Country on the form book. Hunterview is 3lb higher than when third to Salden Licht at Exeter last month but can't be ignored, though the best handicapped horse in the race is arguably EUROPEAN DREAM. Winner of this race in 2009 off a 2lb higher mark, he was a lot higher in the weights when only seventh 12 months ago and will have been sharpened up by a recent run on the Polytrack. Caravel is capable of running well fresh and looks best of the rest ahead of the lightly-weighted Cunning Clarets.