Musselburgh

  • 17:15 On Course Bookmakers Support Muirfield Rda Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.41s
  • Off time: 17:15:49
17:15 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Island Chief 3/1
2nd Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 201332 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Island Chief 2
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-6 p K A Ryan Amy Ryan (5) 64 3/14.00
3 (7) 370-823 YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK stars Mohawk Ridge 19
Nag me
3 9-2 M Dods P Makin 60 5/42.25
4 (3) 8766-5 Mauve, White hoops, halved sleeves, Mauve cap Acclaben (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-2 G A Swinbank D Tudhope 60 11/112.00
5 (6) 052972 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Amazing Blue Sky 2
Nag me
3 8-13 Mrs R Carr S De Sousa 57 4/15.00
7 (1) 056-435 Emerald Green, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-7 b1 M W Easterby P Mulrennan (ex2) 51 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (4)53-4Magical Destiny (IRE)39-7B SmartT Eaves65
6 (5)43234-0Artesium38-11Pat MorrisP Donaghy55

Verdict

Only seven take to the track for this handicap, that brings an end to proceedings here and preference is for ISLAND CHIEF; Mohawk Ridge and Magical Destiny also make the shortlist. The selection is clearly in great heart of late, making the minors at the last four attempts including a win here just four starts ago. That was his first and only success to date but he continues to perform with credit and another win here would not surprise. Mohawk Ridge, who ran well to finish second from a poor draw two starts ago, again ran with credit last time finishing third in a Hamilton handicap. He is hitting some of his best career form lately and should make the frame here. Magical Destiny makes his handicap and turf debut here after three spins on the all-weather. He clearly has ability and market confidence would be significant.