Musselburgh

  • 13:50 New Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.60s
  • Off time: 13:50:29
13:50 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katachenko (IRE) 7/4
2nd Gurkha Brave (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 3-42U White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Gurkha Brave (IRE) 38
6 11-3 Karen McLintock J Reveley 13/27.50
4 4/521F-3 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Isaacstown Lad (IRE) 29
7 11-3 W Amos B Harding 4/15.00
5 1433 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Katachenko (IRE) 52
5 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
7 5P6-032 Brown and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Grey cap, Brown spots Solidago (IRE) 52
Beaten Favourite
7 11-3 v S R B Crawford T J O'Brien 100 5/23.50
8 573 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Marlborough House 24
4 10-7 C Grant B Hughes 107 11/112.00
Non runners
1F2P43PBenefit In Kind (IRE)611-3M SmithRyan Mania
2PP/4435-Bop Along (IRE)711-3M SmithAdam Nicol
6PShubaat711-3J P FergusonD F O'Regan

Verdict

Shubaat, a dual winner on the Flat, ran poorly on his hurdling bow at Huntingdon but is expected to do much better and shouldn't be dismissed. KATACHENKO is a winner between the flags so he will have found the minimum trip too short on his latest start on this track. He should make further progress and gets the vote. Solidago has had enough chances and has been beaten on his last two visits here but Marlborough House ran better at Catterick last time though this is a tougher race. Isaacstown Lad is likely to do better over fences but Gurkha Brave has shown promise in bumpers and should make a hurdler.