• 17:15 Edinburgh Evening News Handicap7f 30y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.28s
  • Off time: 17:15:18
17:15 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Legal Legacy Evs
2nd Northern Flyer (GER) 5/1
3rd Island Chief 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 726-2 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Liberty Trail (IRE) 8
3 9-9 p1 I Semple T Eaves 72 6/17.00
2 (7) 335152 Royal blue, orange epaulets, halved sleeves, orange cap Where's Reiley (USA) 11
3 9-5 T D Barron Neil Brown (3) 68 6/17.00
3 (3) 055-41 Orange, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Legal Legacy 18
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-2 M Dods P Makin 65 Evs2.00
4 (6) 33-8201 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Island Chief 8
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-1 p K A Ryan P Mulrennan 64 8/19.00
5 (2) 122608 YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Imperial Skylight 13
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M R Channon M Geran (5) 63 16/117.00
7 (8) 98-563 Emerald Green, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots, White cap, Emerald Green spots Northern Flyer (GER) 15
3 8-3 J J Quinn Jamie Kyne (7) 52 5/16.00
8 (9) 64-6 Emerald Green and White stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star Quick Gourmet 22
3 8-2 J A McShane Billy Cray (7) 51 12/113.00
9 (1) 770-5 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap Dance Society 12
3 8-2 b T D Easterby D Fentiman 50 40/141.00
Non runners
6 (4)671857Dalrymple (IRE)38-10Ian Williams59
10 (10)77797April Lady (IRE)38-2A BerryNatalia Gemelova38


It could pay to take a chance here with ISLAND CHIEF who is taken to get the better of Legal Legacy and Liberty Trail. The selection won over this course and distance last time when he beat Liberty Trail. He has ground conditions to suit again here, he also has a good draw and he still looks to be on a fair mark. Liberty Trail re-opposes and although he will need to improve to reverse the form, that is entirely feasible as he was making his handicap debut last time and he remains unexposed. Legal Legacy actually beat our selection here last month and they meet again on identical terms, but there was little between them that day and Island Chief has since been out and won so we know he is in great heart and he may well have improved since. John Quinn has enjoyed a good start to the season so Northern Flyer is worth consideration for each-way punters from a good high draw, although the quick ground could be against him. There are no such worries for Island Chief who just edges our vote in a tight contest.