Musselburgh

  • 16:00 Archerfield Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.12s
  • Off time: 16:00:09
16:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alex My Boy (IRE) 11/8
2nd Dark Ruler (IRE) 8/1
3rd Lady Kashaan (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 13558/0- Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 47
Nag me
6 10-0 p1 D McCain Jnr T Eaves 95 50/151.00
3 (6) 6/1296-8 Light Blue, Purple Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Purple cap, White star Lady Kashaan (IRE) 112
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 G A Swinbank R Winston 89 7/18.00
4 (1) 921117 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Saved By The Bell (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 88 7/24.50
5 (11) 317-123 Yellow and maroon (quartered), yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap, maroon stars Dark Ruler (IRE) 107
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-2 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 83 8/19.00
6 (4) 2-19006 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Be Perfect (USA) 13
Nag me
5 9-2 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 83 20/121.00
7 (10) 2-12781 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 95 11/82.38
8 (8) 78-1579 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Jonny Delta 55
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 J S Goldie G Lee 80 16/117.00
9 (3) 516683 Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Love Marmalade (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-11 A C Whillans P McDonald 78 16/117.00
10 (2) 003135 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Ex Oriente (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 8-10 S C Williams Adam Beschizza 77 16/117.00
11 (5) 089-550 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, white cap Inniscastle Boy 25
Nag me
5 8-9 p J S Goldie Connor Beasley (3) 45 100/1101.00
Non runners
2 (7)0-52139Sirvino99-13T D BarronGraham Gibbons94

Verdict

Mark Johnston won this last year and his three-year-old ALEX MY BOY looks the one to beat this time around. He only beat three rivals at Haydock last time but clearly relished the step up in distance and steps down a grade for this. Sirvino may have benefited from a short break and has the past form to figure but Saved By The Bell's winning run came to an end at York and he might be in the handicapper's grip now. Johnny Delta had Love Marmalade and Be Perfect behind when winning over track and trip in April but Dark Ruler will have his stamina to prove and Ex Oriente could reverse running with the latter at Doncaster in the spring.