14:20 Musselburgh

Tote Edinburgh Castle Conditions Stakes (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.19s
  • Off Time: 14:21:36
  • 10 Ran
Silk - White, Black stripe, White and Red striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 112221
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 97

mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, no impression

Silk - Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star
  • Form 221
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 81

held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out

Silk - Red, Emerald Green seams, White sleeves, Yellow cap


18 CD
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 83

chased leaders, kept on same pace final furlong

Silk - Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap
  • Form 021
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 70

chased leaders, weakened 2f out

Silk - Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap
  • Form 2832
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 68

pushed along towards rear, never dangerous

Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

close up, led entering final furlong, stayed on well

Silk - Red, Black star, Yellow sleeves and cap

Dispol Keasha

  • Form 216
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 78

led, headed entering final furlong, one paced

Silk - Saxe blue, yellow armlets, light blue and red quartere d cap
  • Form 18
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 78

held up, ridden halfway, no impression

Silk - Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

in touch, weakened over 2f out

Silk - Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
  • Form 6402
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 75

chased leaders, saddle slipped after 1f, went badly right before halfway

Previous results

In depth


Archers Road won well last time out but the form took a bit of a knock on Wednesday night so we will instead select CAPERCAILLIE to get the better of Goodbye Earl. The selection hails from a yard that do well with their juveniles at this venue, a point highlighted when Capercaillie made a winning racecourse debut here last month. She showed terrific speed that day and she looks a filly with real promise. She is well entered up and she can enhance her reputation here. Archers Road won well at Beverley last time but the horse that finished third in that race was a beaten favourite at Kempton on Wednesday night, albeit by a narrow margin, so there is now a question mark over the strength of the form. Goodbye Earl would have claims on her best form, most notably her fourth in the Lily Angnes at Chester, but she found one too good in a maiden at Haydock last time and she could be vulnerable again. Mr Smithson does have ability and he should win races this season, but he might find this company a little too hot. We will therefore stick with Capercaillie to land the prize.


Archers Road (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up behind leaders, ridden along 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May beating Hearts Of Fire (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.

Dancing Freddy (IRE) 6-4 (9-3) Made all, driven out, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Key Art (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

Reignier 5-1 (9-3) Always handy, ridden and led over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Final Ovation (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Koo And The Gang (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Made all, ridden out final furlong, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in May beating Singeur (9-1) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Mr Smithson (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ceedwell (8-12) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Capercaillie (USA) 9-4 (8-12) With leader, led over 2f out, soon edged left, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Exgray (8-7) by nk, 6 ran.

Dispol Keasha 7-2fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 9l behind Misheer (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in May.

Eternal Instinct 6-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Misheer (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in May.

North Central (USA) Forest Camp colt out of Brittan Lee.

Goodbye Earl (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Went right start, led, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Strike Shot (9-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.