13:15 Musselburgh

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  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 68y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 12.50s
  • Off Time: 13:15:25
  • 8 Ran
Silk - Black and White check, Black sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 13-33PP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 122

towards rear, went poor 4th post, never on terms

Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets
  • Form U45U5-F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 117

chased winner until 6th, handy 3rd, 2nd again 11th, nudged along before 4 out, well held next, mistake weakened into 3rd run-in

Silk - Dark green and white diabolo, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green and white quartered cap
  • Form 235164-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 114

jumped well, made all, clear when not fluent 3 out, stayed on strongly

Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 62134-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 111

chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced in 3rd after 12th, ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, poor 4th when blundered last, lost that placing post

Silk - Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P96515-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 110

raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd at 6th, mistake and pecked 9th, mistake next, lost 2nd 11th, weakened soon after, tailed off when blundered 4 out, pulled up before next

Silk - Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star
  • Form 321-751
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 110

settled in rear, blundered 12th, headway approaching 4 out, kept on into 3rd 3 out, went never nearer 2nd run-in

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
  • Form 22231-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 106

tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along and outpaced after 12th, never on terms after

Silk - Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond
  • Form 59-7302
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 96

raced keenly in last pair, not fluent 8th, reminders after 10th and 12th, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out

In depth


Jet Set has had his jumping problems since landing a Huntingdon maiden hurdle last year but Espoire De Loire scored over timber at Warwick in March and makes his debut over fences. The lack of a recent run shouldn't be a problem while Ice Galley, another having his first start over the bigger obstacles, scored at Market Rasen in March and ran well in a better class race back there the following month. Castletown is very consistent, scoring over hurdles at Ayr in April and running well over fences here last month. He looks certain to go well though BENNY'S SECRET had a bit in hand when beating Izzy's Champion over the course and distance last month and looks the one to beat as Court Dreaming needs a confidence booster.


Court Dreaming (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Jumped slow, chased clear leading pair, weakened and pulled up 6 out, at Carlisle 2m 4f (3) sft in Nov.

Jet Set (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leaders on inside fell 15th, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Oct.

Espoir De Loire (FR) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, led after 3 out, headed before 2 out, beaten last, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Comrade Conrad (11-3) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Mountain Hawk (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Held up, headway after 5th, not fluent 8th, lost place next, not fluent and weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Rose Sea Has (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Ice Galley (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, last of 9, 25 1/4l behind Mugatoo (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.

Benny's Secret (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, close 2nd at the last, quickened to lead run-in, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov beating Izzy's Champion (11-1) by 2l, 10 ran.

Castletown (FR) 10-3 (11-1) Led, headed 4th, pressed leader, led again 4 out, ridden and joined 2 out, headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Court Master (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Izzy's Champion (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway when left in 3rd at 12th, went 2nd soon after 4 out, every chance next until before 2 out, lost 2nd at the last, went 2nd again near finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Benny's Secret (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.