Musselburgh

  • 16:35 Download The totepool Live Info App Handicap7f 30y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.42s
  • Off time: 16:35:52
16:35 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Colours 6/1
2nd Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 433- Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Tiffany Bay (IRE) 121
3 9-7 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 75 7/24.50
2 (7) 733513- Red, white chevron, white sleeves, red spots, red cap, white spots Imshivalla (IRE) 224
Distance Winner
3 9-5 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 73 5/16.00
3 (8) 20U808- White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Regiment 176
3 9-4 R A Fahey T Hamilton 72 3/14.00
5 (6) 041111 Dark blue, white stripe, striped sleeves and star on cap Desert Colours 10
Distance Winner
3 9-1 b K A Ryan Kevin Stott (5) 69 6/17.00
6 (5) 006-4 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 68 7/24.50
8 (1) 8631- Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Dark Crystal 184
Distance Winner
3 8-8 Miss L A Perratt P McDonald 62 14/115.00
9 (4) 665727- Light blue, purple chevrons, hooped sleeves, purple cap Bajan Rebel 158
3 8-2 M W Easterby J P Sullivan 55 18/119.00
Non runners
4 (9)545-123Beautiful Stranger (IRE)39-2K DalgleishT Eaves70
7 (3)24752-3Princess Rose38-12J R WeymesL Morris66

Verdict

The obvious conundrum to solve is whether Desert Colours can build upon his all-weather four-timer, achieved in decisive style, now reverting to Turf. Kevin Scott, a young jockey going places, has partnered the gelding to success the last twice and is in the plate again. It's tempting to row in with the combination but IMSHIVALLA, one of two Fahey entries, just makes greater appeal. She admittedly has a considerable absence to overcome but did progress well through her juvenile campaign and Samantha Bell is looking increasingly good value for her 5lb claim. Sir Guy Porteous may be better than he has shown so far and Tiffany Bay remains unexposed but does have to concede weight all round.