• 17:50 Scottish Racing Your Better Bet Handicap 1m 4f 100y

  • Winner £1,619 2nd £482 3rd £241 4th £120
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.52s
  • Off time: 17:50:35
17:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Bluesky 7/4
2nd Tilos Gem (IRE) 4/1
3rd La Bacouetteuse (FR) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 438 Dark blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves La Bacouetteuse (FR) 23
5 9-12 A G Foster Lee Newman 10/111.00
2 (5) 762404 Red and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, Red cap Tilos Gem (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 4/15.00
3 (6) 634335 Royal blue and white diabolo, quartered cap Maid Of Meft 18
3 9-4 Miss L A Perratt D Allan 6/17.00
4 (2) 749085 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Carnac (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-4 b A J McCabe James Doyle 5/16.00
5 (8) 666-94 Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 18
Beaten Favourite
7 9-2 A C Whillans P Mulrennan 7/42.75
6 (9) 06727/8 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Tiger King (GER) 6
9 8-12 P Monteith P Donaghy (3) 28/129.00
7 (4) 480- Maroon, yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Balance On Time (IRE) 293
4 8-12 Miss L A Perratt Lee Topliss (5) 50/151.00
8 (1) 644339 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap Dimashq 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-12 P T Midgley R Ffrench 22/123.00
9 (3) 079000 Red, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Sri Kuantan (IRE) 18
6 8-12 t R C Guest Andrew Heffernan (3) 20/121.00
10 (10) 9457 PINK, BLACK sleeves, PINK stars, BLACK cap, PINK star Roydmore 33
3 8-3 R A Fahey J P Sullivan (3) 20/121.00


La Bacouetteuse hasn't shown enough in bumpers nor maidens to suggest he's up to defying top-weight here and is readily opposed in favour of TILOS GEM. Mark Johnston's horse disappointed favourite backers at Hamilton but Joe Fanning returns to the plate and when the pair last combined here they took second off a 3lb higher mark. That was only in July and he's had excuses since so we're prepared to give him another chance following a break. Lady Bluesky seemed to improve for a greater test of stamina at Ayr and as she's unexposed over middle-distances the 1lb rise may not prove troublesome and she's a huge player along with Roydmore, an unexposed son of Doyen who really should be up to winning off this lowly rating. Sri Kuantan is in the doldrums but market support would be interesting while Dimashq had little excuse when behind our pick at Hamilton.