• 14:50 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.40s
  • Off time: 14:50:22
14:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Isla Pearl Fisher 8/1
2nd Blenheim Brook (IRE) 3/1
3rd Balding Banker (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2105-72 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Blenheim Brook (IRE) 30
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 129 3/14.00
2 1U73-U6 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tyrone House (IRE) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 J Wade B Hughes 125 25/126.00
3 8-14762 Emerald green, light blue hoops Peachey Moment (USA) 30
7 11-6 N G Richards B P Harding 123 16/117.00
4 201-335 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Dawn Commander (GER) 8
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-6 p1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 123 11/26.50
5 F2P1P-6 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 12/113.00
6 P6226-8 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 24
Course Winner
9 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 122 15/28.50
7 41229-3 White, Cerise hoop and armlets, Dark Green cap Posh Bird (IRE) 222
Distance Winner
9 11-5 P D Niven Henry Brooke (3) 122 18/119.00
8 4488/1P- Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Fortysecond Street (IRE) 399
Course Winner
8 11-5 A Crook Ryan Mania 122 66/167.00
9 661-442 Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 31
6 11-3 Ferdy Murphy D F O'Regan 120 13/27.50
10 310-5F6 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Montoya's Son (IRE) 40
7 11-3 C Grant K Renwick 120 50/151.00
11 U412-1F Red, Royal Blue epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Isla Pearl Fisher 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 118 8/19.00
12 15-P863 Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap O Crotaigh (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 10-13 b1 A D Brown Danny Cook 116 40/141.00
13 8-P8725 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 32
Distance Winner
10 10-7 t Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes 110 22/123.00
14 35FP-P6 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 16
9 10-4 t Miss Lucinda V Russell E Whillans (3) 107 13/27.50


Winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Dawn Commander has always looked a nice chasing prospect but his two attempts over fences to date have been poor. He warmed up in a jumpers bumper last week and can surely do better than he's shown to date. Blenheim Brook hasn't quite gone as well as expected after his early successes though there's still plenty of time while Posh Bird and Isla Pearl Fisher are quite closely matched and perfectly capable of getting into the mix though both may be a few pounds high. BALDING BANKER scored over timber for Paul Nicholls and has joined Ferdy Murphy. He's done reasonably well over trips too short in his two starts for the yard and with this likely to bring out the best in him he's given the nod to lose his maiden tag over fences.