• 13:05 totepool A Better Way To Bet Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £1,626 2nd £478 3rd £239 4th £119
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places in home straight)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.38s
  • Off time: 13:05:40
13:05 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silverlord (FR) 6/4
2nd Kaolak (USA) 11/10
3rd Raleigh Quay (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 226221 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Yellow armlet, Yellow and Emerald Green hooped cap Silverlord (FR) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-11 t G Elliott J M Maguire 6/42.50
2 3-12740 Emerald Green and White stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star Davy Boy Legend (IRE) 66
8 11-4 Miss J M Ross E Whillans (3) 66/167.00
3 09 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Dirleton (IRE) 13
5 11-4 G A Charlton R McGrath 66/167.00
4 43-680 Pink, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, White cap Jersey Boys 88
5 11-4 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 50/151.00
5 4932 Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Kaolak (USA) 12
5 11-4 K G Reveley J Reveley 116 11/102.10
6 PF0- Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Lisbon Lion (IRE) 198
6 11-4 James Moffatt P Aspell 100/1101.00
7 Red, White hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap Northern Acres 116
5 11-4 Mrs S C Bradburne K Renwick 100/1101.00
8 90 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Parc Des Princes (USA) 24
5 11-4 N G Richards B P Harding 100/1101.00
9 6-0600 Red and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Takaatuf (IRE) 14
5 11-4 J Hellens G Lee 100 40/141.00
10 4 Yellow, red triple diamond, red cap Via Archimede (USA) 182
6 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 33/134.00
11 7 White, Maroon chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 12
5 10-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania (3) 40/141.00
12 ORANGE, TURQUOISE striped sleeves and spots on cap Lambrini Lace (IRE) 40
6 10-11 Mrs L Williamson Harry Challoner (7) 100/1101.00
13 Royal Blue, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Red cap Raleigh Quay (IRE) 100
Course Winner
4 10-7 Micky Hammond F Keniry 9/110.00


Silverlord was handed a first win over hurdles by the last-flight fall of Dylan Ross at Down Royal last month. That was the first success of any description for Gordon Elliott's charge since March 2007 and he must be worth taking on here under a penalty. The vote, therefore, goes to KAOLAK who was a decent miler on the Flat but had been struggling to get home over hurdles prior to his second over this C&D 12 days ago - this sharp track undoubtedly play to his strengths. Jersey Boys has proved disappointing while Via Archimede may need this, but Raleigh Quay has won twice here on the Flat and could challenge for a place if his stamina holds out.