Musselburgh

  • 14:45 bet365 Scottish Champion Chase 1m 7f 182y

  • Winner £13,256 2nd £3,892 3rd £1,946 4th £973
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.10s
  • Off time: 14:48:02
14:45 Musselburgh Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marracudja (FR) 15/8
2nd Baby King (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 P22-235 Violet and white check, white cap Marracudja (FR) 63
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t P F Nicholls Bryony Frost (5) 140 1001
2 4/31-F18 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Baby King (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
9 11-7 t T R George Adrian Heskin 135 1001
3 750574 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap King's Wharf (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
9 11-4 A M Thomson Rachel McDonald (7) 132 1001
4 P36785 Red, yellow stars, armlets and star on cap Ink Master (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 10-12 ht D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 126 1001
5 4/55113- Black, orange cross belts, black sleeves, white armlets, orange cap Contre Tous (FR) 285
6 10-11 t B Ellison Henry Brooke 125 1001
6 462252 Royal Blue, Orange hoop and armlets, hooped cap Solar Impulse (FR) 31
Distance Winner
8 10-9 b C N Kellett D Crosse 123 1001
Non runners
76123-31Chain Of Beacons910-0Katie ScottB S Hughes113

Verdict

Marracudja has disappointed the last twice now after a below par effort at Newbury but Paul Nicholls’ charge should find this easier and it would be no surprise to see him return to form. Baby King also struggled in the same race at Newbury having won at Aintree before that while Chain Of Beacons faces a tougher task raised 8lb for winning at Kelso in November. Contre Tous missed out on a hat-trick when last in action back in April while SOLAR IMPULSE was a well beaten third in last year’s renewal. But the latter can race off a 17lb lower mark today and having suffered a recent agonising nose defeat over course and distance, Chris Kellett’s charge is taken to make a bold bid this time round.