Musselburgh

  • 15:35 M & F Funeral Services Handicap 5f

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.97s
  • Off time: 15:36:25
15:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Boy (IRE) 6/1
2nd Rothesay Chancer 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 725-211 Red, black stars, black sleeves, red armlets Rothesay Chancer 14
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-10 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 70 5/23.50
2 (1) 7382 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Take Root 20
3 9-10 R Hollinshead P Pickard (3) 70 7/18.00
3 (6) 4635-31 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 17
3 9-5 T D Easterby D Allan 65 11/102.10
4 (5) 0-54817 Purple, pink star, striped sleeves and stars on cap Saxonette 14
Distance Winner
3 9-5 Miss L A Perratt P McDonald 65 20/121.00
5 (4) 00-40 Purple, emerald green epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow armlets, red cap Bailadeira 42
3 9-0 T J Etherington D Swift (5) 60 20/121.00
6 (2) 37-1217 Red, Dark Blue star, Red sleeves, Dark Blue stars, White cap Irish Boy (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 N Wilson D Fentiman 59 6/17.00

Verdict

Rothesay Chancer is chasing a hat-trick over this C&D but has been found wanting in this higher grade in the past and is now on a career-high mark. FAST SHOT was only third to the top weight here on his penultimate start but is 5lb better off today and won well over 6f at Redcar last time. Tim Easterby's gelding looks progressive and can come out on top today. Take Root stepped up on previous form when second at Catterick but both Saxonette and Irish Boy might struggle to reverse recent running with Rothesay Chancer.