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18:10 Musselburgh

Racing Uk Claiming Stakes (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 100y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 45.58s
  • Off Time: 18:10:50
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
Evs

    1(8)
    Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap

    Birkside

    18 D
    Evs
    • Form 106247
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 71

    tracked leaders, led on bit over 1f out, kept on well

    2(6)
    Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets
    • Form 35-6443
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 55

    towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon headway, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner

    3(4)
    Silk - Pink, Dark Blue star, striped sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star
    7/1
    • Form 00-5540
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 57

    towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace

    5(7)
    Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star
    66/1
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-5

    tracked leader, weakened 2f out

    6(2)
    Silk - Red, Black and White stripes, White sleeves, Black cap
    66/1
    • Form 840000/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-2

    behind, tailed off 4f out

    7(3)
    Silk - Grey, pink cross belts, pink cap
    10/1
    • Form 387706
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 46

    led, headed over 1f out, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish

    8(5)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE braces, sleeves and cap
    • Form 617380
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 58

    in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    4(1)
    NR
    • Form 0-80185
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 74

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    SHANGHAI STAR ought to be good enough to win a claimer while both Birkside and Graycliffe will prove the likely dangers. The selection travels over from Ireland having won in this grade at Sligo last month. He did disappoint when sent off favourite last time out but this looks like an easier opportunity for him and if at his best he will prove difficult to beat. Birkside has won fourteen times throughout his career and is more than capable on his day. His recent form is a little in and out but if anywhere near his best he would go close. Graycliffe won a handicap back in April and has recently been swapping between the jumps and flat racing. He has been dropped in grade for the first time and with that in mind he is worth noting in the betting for any support. Irish raider Shanghai Star is well in at the official weights and if at his best can gain victory.

    Formwatch

    Birkside 16-1 (9-7) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Demolition (9-8) at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gd in Jul.

    Regent's Secret (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride in rear, chased leaders and ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Doon Haymer (9-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.

    Swift Sailing (USA) 16-1 (8-12) 12th of 17, 17l behind Raise Your Heart (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 in Jul.

    Wyn Dixie (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led, headed approaching 3 out, weakened approaching next, 10th of 13, well behind Guerilla (9-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jul.

    Por Chablis (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 21l behind Amarjit (9-4) at Wexford 1m 5f hcp 0-60 fm in Jun '06.

    Run Free 10-1 (9-2) Pressed leader over 3f, hung left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ugenius (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Jul.

    Graycliffe (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, well behind final 4f, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Hi Fling (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.

    Shanghai Star (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 18l behind Miss Ferney (8-10) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf.