• 16:50 John Smith's Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:08
16:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Dutch (IRE) 6/4
2nd Cotillion 5/1
3rd The Starboard Bow 18/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-220 White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 6/17.00
2 123531 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cotillion 22
6 11-10 p Ian Williams Harry Skelton 128 5/16.00
3 350-530 Black, yellow sash, white cap Higgy's Boy (IRE) 41
7 11-7 p A M Thomson Harry Haynes (3) 125 16/117.00
4 4112 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cape Dutch (IRE) 91
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 125 6/42.50
5 4-31217 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 28
Distance Winner
9 11-2 B Ellison K Mercer 120 14/115.00
6 923 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Bowdler's Magic 29
5 11-0 M Johnston R McGrath 118 5/16.00
7 9-3C4F6 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE chevron, ORANGE sleeves, WHITE cap, ORANGE spots Danceintothelight 22
5 10-11 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 115 20/121.00
8 20-3473 Yellow, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap The Starboard Bow 40
Course Winner
5 10-11 p1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 115 18/119.00
9 1U-107P Red, large Yellow spots Scriptwriter (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
10 10-10 Mrs E Slack A L Voy (5) 114 80/181.00
Non runners
10784354Arctic Wings (IRE)810-9A W CarrollLee Edwards113


CAPE DUTCH found only the useful Edgardo Sol too good at Cheltenham last time after winning impressively at Hexham and Carlisle. John Ferguson's five-year-old is probably still ahead of the handicapper and can resume winning ways, though A Bridge Too Far is better than he showed at Ascot last month and Cotillion comes here off the back of a game win at Chepstow and stays this longer trip. Arctic Wings hasn't won for a while but had an outing on the all-weather on Wednesday and has every chance of reversing Wetherby running with Simonside on Boxing Day on 8lb better terms while the step up to 2m4f will almost certainly suit the maiden Bowdler's Magic, who was a stayer on the Flat. The Starboard Bow looks the pick of the remainder.