Musselburgh

  • 13:30 Alexander & Co Steelmasters Nursery Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.11s
  • Off time: 13:30:28
13:30 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grissom (IRE) 20/1
2nd Oasis Breeze 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 400615 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap Oasis Breeze 7
Distance Winner
2 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 85 7/24.50
2 (3) 491131 Dark blue, emerald green diamond, white sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap Visterre (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-4 B Smart T Eaves 82 3/14.00
4 (6) 741423 Red, Black star, Yellow sleeves and cap Dispol Grand (IRE) 30
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-2 P T Midgley J Quinn 66 5/16.00
5 (5) 5256 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Chambers (IRE) 14
2 8-1 M Johnston Matthew Lawson (7) 65 7/18.00
6 (2) 3U522 Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Bees River (IRE) 15
2 8-1 A P Jarvis P Hanagan 65 9/43.25
7 (4) 674443 Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 6
2 7-12 A Berry P M Quinn 62 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (7)623628Musical Bridge29-0Mrs L WilliamsonR Kennemore78
8 (8)005No Quarter Given (IRE)27-12Mrs A DuffieldJamie Kyne47

Verdict

BEES RIVER is well in at the weights and can land this, being selected ahead of Visterre and Oasis Breeze. The Jarvis runner is getting the hang of the game with a couple of seconds in her most recent outings. She'll be comfortable if it's soft underfoot, especially having more than a stone in hand on the top two, who complete our shortlist. Visterre positively loves it round here, with three wins at the track from her last four outings. The only blip came at Beverley. Breeding suggests that in time she may want further than the minimum trip. Oasis Breeze returns to five furlongs after being disappointing over six, albeit in listed company. It's her third run for Tim Easterby since a change of yard, and he thinks she could be a decent filly. She has to give weight away all round though, and a fair bit in some cases. So we'll swerve her this time, and go with Bees River. (Chris Cooper)