Musselburgh

  • 13:00 Dalhousie Bonnyrigg Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.10s
  • Off time: 13:00:16
13:00 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Franciscan 7/4
2nd Clever Cookie 3/1
3rd Bellgrove (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Franciscan 74
5 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
2 56-14 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Bellgrove (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
5 10-12 I Semple D C Costello 12/113.00
3 1-1 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 140
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-12 P D Niven K Renwick 3/14.00
4 P- Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Figaro 252
5 10-12 t1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 9/110.00
5 0 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Inniscastle Boy 6
4 10-12 J S Goldie G Bartley 80/181.00
6 333- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves New Academy 200
5 10-12 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 33/134.00
7 3 Yellow, black epaulets, yellow sleeves, black stars Pulpitarian (USA) 13
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 3/14.00
8 8/ RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Thorlak (FR) 593
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 J Ewart B Hughes 16/117.00
9 39 Pink, Dark Blue braces and star on cap Tourtiere 9
5 10-12 G M Moore Harry Skelton 66/167.00

Verdict

FRANCISCAN made mistakes on his debut at Bangor but this formerly useful Flat winner still had the speed to see off his two rivals. The second has won both subsequent starts while the third was a previous scorer so the form looks solid and Donald McCain's charge can give the weight to dual bumper winner Clever Cookie and Pulpitarian, who won three times on the Flat in the States and was a promising third at Aintree last month. Bellgrove and Tourtiere both disappointed last time however.