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  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.20s
  • Off time: 12:50:27
12:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Waltz Darling (IRE) 14/1
2nd Pure Style (IRE) Evs
3rd Flaming Arrow (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 262- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Flaming Arrow (IRE) 320
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 K A Ryan B J Toomey (3) 9/25.50
2 3F-4244 Emerald Green, Purple star, hooped sleeves, Purple cap Formulation (IRE) 31
5 11-0 Ferdy Murphy J M Maguire 105 12/113.00
3 339 Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Garth Mountain 41
5 11-0 H Burns F Keniry 101 80/181.00
4 880 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Gumnd (IRE) 24
5 11-0 C Grant B Hughes 100/1101.00
5 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Jovial (IRE) 455
5 11-0 R M Smith E Whillans (3) 80/181.00
6 Dark Green, Orange chevron, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap Madrasa (IRE) 92
4 11-0 t K G Reveley R McGrath 50/151.00
7 4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Mungo Park 55
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 6/17.00
8 211221 Red, grey sleeves, red stars, grey cap, red star Pure Style (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 11-0 C E Longsdon N D Fehily Evs2.00
9 8P-00 Red, black hoop and sleeves, black and red quartered cap Shivalric (IRE) 191
4 11-0 N G Richards C P Geoghegan (3) 100/1101.00
10 9533-P2 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 31
6 11-0 James Moffatt B P Harding 106 8/19.00
11 White Staff Sergeant 53
Course Winner
5 11-0 I Jardine A P Lane 50/151.00
12 65- White, Black stars, Black and Red halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 332
5 11-0 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 100/1101.00
13 3 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Waltz Darling (IRE) 31
4 11-0 K G Reveley J Reveley 14/115.00
14 P77 Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Issabella Gem (IRE) 32
5 10-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 100/1101.00


John Ferguson had a rare setback when Mungo Park could only finish fourth in a moderate event at Huntingdon after travelling nicely for most of the race. The 2m5f trip may have been responsible and given the trainer's strike-rate compensation is a distinct possibility though PURE STYLE looks a tough opponent and gets the vote. Charlie Longsdon's charge, a winning bumper and point-to-pointer, comfortably landed a jumpers bumper at Kempton last weekend and though that was a poor race it should have put him straight to gain his first victory over hurdles. Formulation has some decent form to his credit but has disappointed on too many occasions but Smart Ruler's close second to Nine Stories over the C&D a month ago was his best run so far and he should be in the firing-line.