Musselburgh

  • 14:20 TurfTV Handicap Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.90s
  • Off time: 14:22:29
14:20 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simply Ned (IRE) 2/1
2nd Royal Opera 5/1
3rd Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 423/221 Royal Blue, White stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Allow Me 25
Course Winner
6 11-12 J Ewart Lucy Alexander (7) 121 9/25.50
2 8-03146 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Jet Master (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 11-11 Mrs S C Bradburne M Bradburne 120 20/121.00
3 2-11 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Simply Ned (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
4 11-8 N G Richards F Davis 117 2/13.00
4 4234 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Zaplamation (IRE) 17
Course Winner
6 11-3 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 112 6/17.00
5 42-4143 Royal Blue, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap Rain Stops Play (IRE) 159
9 11-1 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (7) 110 33/134.00
6 184866 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue and Red quartered cap Toshi (USA) 32
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 108 25/126.00
7 2/02-8 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 10
Course Winner
9 10-12 J S Goldie J Reveley 107 20/121.00
8 42-8556 White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-11 p Karen McLintock B Harding 106 16/117.00
9 4/51-9FP LIGHT GREEN, WHITE diamond, halved sleeves, WHITE cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-10 N Wilson B J Toomey (5) 105 50/151.00
10 B96434 Red, Black chevron, Red sleeves, Black spots and spots on cap Aggravation 20
9 10-9 C Grant A L Voy (5) 104 33/134.00
11 231 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 19
3 10-9 B Ellison Danny Cook 117 5/16.00
12 3278-67 Red, Grey epaulets, Black sleeves, Grey and Red quartered cap Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 23
4 10-5 b R A Fahey B Hughes 100 16/117.00
13 74-4605 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Toledo Gold (IRE) 15
5 10-0 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 92 33/134.00

Verdict

Brian Ellison has no qualms about pitching ROYAL OPERA into all-aged handicap company after his demolition job at Market Rasen where he made all. The three-year-old will find this much tougher but is probably better than his rating implies and can take this. Simply Ned is another youngster taking the handicap route for the first time after easy victories in maiden and novice company and he looks better than stablemate Rain Stops Play, who may need further. The handicapper has taken few chances with him but he's still entitled to respect as is Allow Me though the latter appeared suited by stepping up to 2m4f here last month. Zaplamation hasn't done as well as expected but isn't out of what looks an open contest.