• 14:35 John Smith's Stayers' Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.20s
  • Off time: 14:36:54
14:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Everaard (USA) 13/2
2nd Devotion To Duty (IRE) 9/1
3rd Moonlight Drive (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11291P Yellow, blue stars on body Ostland (GER) 105
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 133 17/29.50
2 31-2244 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
8 11-9 J S Goldie G Lee 130 7/18.00
3 10684F Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Alderley Rover (IRE) 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 16/117.00
4 3/11P-2P Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Moonlight Drive (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
6 11-4 J J Quinn D C Costello 125 11/43.75
5 0-3U627 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 35
Course Winner
6 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 122 9/110.00
6 0143-29 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Sendali (FR) 9
8 10-13 C Grant D F O'Regan 120 28/129.00
7 1/213-54 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Dove Hill (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
9 10-3 Mrs S Walton Miss C Walton (7)(ex1) 110 40/141.00
8 771513 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dizzy River (IRE) 47
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-3 B Ellison Felix de Giles 110 4/15.00
9 8311-33 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Easement 35
Distance Winner
9 10-3 v G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 110 14/115.00
10 P7P311 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Everaard (USA) 29
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-0 p Mrs K Walton R McGrath 105 13/27.50
11 2-93P32 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 29
10 10-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (7) 103 16/117.00


Devotion To Duty won over 2m4f here exactly a year ago but recent form over this longer trip has been inconsistent and the suspicion remains that he's still a shade high in the weights. Everaard has hit form with a vengeance and chasing a hat-trick on this track. He's shot up the weights as a result, however, and this company may just be a little tough for Kate Walton's charge. Moonlight Drive, Sendali, Dizzy River and Easement could all play a part but this looks a bit easier than the races that ARCTIC COURT has been contesting lately. Jim Goldie's front-runner should feel at home on this sharp track and may be hard to peg back if allowed his own way out in front.