• 14:35 Scottish Racing Your Better Bet Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.03s
  • Off time: 14:35:31
14:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dica (FR) 100/1
2nd Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 7/1
3rd Jawaab (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 440012 Light green, purple chevron, purple cap Michelle's Express (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
6 11-5 A J Martin J W Farrelly 116 3/14.00
2 White, Red armlets, quartered cap Angle of Attack (IRE) 25
5 10-12 A D Brown F Davis (3) 150/1151.00
3 Cerise, white disc, cerise sleeves and cap Arabian Spirit 20
5 10-12 R A Fahey B Hughes 10/34.33
4 2-0 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 27
Course Winner
8 10-12 J S Goldie F Keniry 7/18.00
5 Yellow, black seams, armlets and cap Dica (FR)
4 10-12 P Griffin Keith Donoghue (5) 100/1101.00
6 168-0 White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Jaques Vert (FR) 27
4 10-12 R D Wylie R McGrath 20/121.00
7 Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Jawaab (IRE) 39
6 10-12 R C Guest P Aspell 12/113.00
8 20-0 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Pamoja 27
4 10-12 M Todhunter G Lee 40/141.00
9 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Parc Des Princes (USA) 142
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 N G Richards D C Costello 22/123.00
10 00 Red, Yellow sash, Black and White quartered cap Real Desire 7
4 10-12 P Monteith K Renwick 150/1151.00
11 Dark Blue, Red hoops, striped sleeves, Black cap Shy Glance (USA) 28
8 10-12 P Monteith C I Gillies 100/1101.00
12 18-06 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tale Of Tanganyika (FR) 26
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-12 J Wade J Reveley 5/16.00
13 254/ Emerald Green, White seams, Royal Blue cap, White diamond That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 86
Course Winner
7 10-12 N G Richards B P Harding 5/16.00
14 00 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Velvet Vic (IRE) 7
4 10-12 R C Guest P Buchanan 150/1151.00


ARABIAN SPIRIT gets the vote to land this novices' hurdle. Rated 86 on the Flat, Richard Fahey's gelding has not won beyond a mile in that sphere, so stamina could be a bit of a concern. However, the good ground and flat track here will help his cause, while he is also related to a 2m 1f hurdles winner. Dhaular Dhar won a Flat race here over 9f from a mark of 85 in September, and he is feared, though he has to perform better than he did at Aintree last time and he probably will. Michelle's Express already has four hurdles under his belt in Ireland, where he has one win and more recently a runner-up effort to his name, so he has to be strongly considered. That'll Do Nicely has abililty but will probably be better over further, while Dica is worth a market check.