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18:10 Musselburgh

McQuay High Efficiency Classic Amateur Riders' Handicap (Class 6)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,496
  • 2nd: £774
  • 3rd: £387
  • 4th: £194
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 52.60s
  • Off Time: 18:10:22
  • 6 Ran
2(3)
Silk - Saxe blue, yellow armlets, white cap
12/1
  • Form 6617-60
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 60

held up, effort over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out

3(4)
Silk - Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap
7/2
  • Form 076/38-4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 59

held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge

4(1)
Silk - Black, Pink triple diamond and diamonds on cap
9/4
  • Form 45/3-421
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 57

chased clear leader, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no impression towards finish

5(2)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue and White striped sleeves
9/2
  • Form 33218-0
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 56

chased leaders, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out

6(6)
Silk - Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond
  • Form 60745-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 50

held up, switched left and headway 3f out, led over 1f out, edged right, stayed on

7(7)
Silk - White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap
50/1
  • Form 708/007-
  • Age 13
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 45

took keen hold, soon led and clear, headed over 2f out, faded

1(5)
NR
  • Form 4283-15
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 65

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

BALLYHEIGUE won under today's amateur over track and trip last month. He's taken to go in again despite a 4lb higher mark. Frosty Berry ran well in similar company over 2m here last time. This shorter trip shouldn't be a problem as she scored over 1m4f before that when beating Rocky Two and Paul Midgley's mare can also reverse latest running with Hunters Belt. Golden Future can also figure having won an amateurs race at the track last season.

Formwatch

Grand Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 15l behind Love Marmalade (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Hunters Belt (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) In rear, headway on outer over 8f out, close up, effort when carried left over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Ballyheigue (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led until over 8f out, led again over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Apr beating Categorical (11-0) by shd, 7 ran.

Golden Future 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Dubara Reef (8-9) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.

Rocky Two (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Frosty Berry (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.

Rare Coincidence 33-1 (7-9) Dwelt, in touch, went 3rd 7f out, weakened quickly over 4f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Goldan Jess (8-12) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.

Frosty Berry 4-1 (10-7) Keen, held up, headway over 4f out, in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.