Musselburgh

  • 12:20 Scottish Racing Your Best Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.40s
  • Off time: 12:20:17
12:20 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bhaltair (IRE) 14/1
2nd Exotic Man (FR) 4/1
3rd Pena Dorada (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3583FF Grey, red cap, grey diamond Dica (FR) 31
Course Winner
6 11-12 t P Griffin K M Donoghue 117 14/115.00
2 23263-6 Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Vosges (FR) 31
Course Winner
5 11-12 b J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 117 6/17.00
3 213-F45 Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Pena Dorada (IRE) 27
5 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (6) 117 8/19.00
4 262226- Red, Yellow sash, Black and White quartered cap Circus Clown (IRE) 275
Beaten Favourite
7 11-6 J S Goldie Callum Whillans 111 10/111.00
5 459435 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Bhaltair (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-6 b1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 111 14/115.00
6 080657- Dark green, emerald green sleeves, dark green armlets, emerald green cap Safari Adventures (IRE) 247
Distance Winner
10 11-3 Mrs J Stephen S Fox (5) 108 11/112.00
7 9249/2-2 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Exotic Man (FR) 37
7 11-0 J Wade John Dawson (8) 105 4/15.00
8 875552 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop King Brex (DEN) 32
9 10-11 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 102 11/26.50
9 P110-67 Red, white stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white cap Knight Woodsman 32
8 10-9 R M Smith Mr A Voy 100 33/134.00
10 11P581 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pickworth (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 10-6 p P A Kirby Adam Nicol (3) 97 9/25.50

Verdict

KING BREX hasn't run over fences for over two years but was rated 117 when scoring at Sandown in March 2010 and is 15lb lower here plus Lucy Alexander's claim. He ran well over timber here a month ago and this looks a good opportunity. Donald McCain tries Bhaltair in first-time blinkers after several poor efforts since scoring at Aintree in June. Pickworth has gone up 8lb for winning a weak event at Market Rasen while Exotic Man was having his first start over fences when left in second place in a four-runner event at Wetherby. Dica may have caused a shock when falling at the second last over the C&D in a better race than this last time but connections will hardly be happy that he's been raised 4lb just to rub salt in the wound. Circus Clown has won fresh in the past and could provide the main threat despite his inexperience over fences.