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19:40 Musselburgh

Belmont Wallyford Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 1.51s
  • Off Time: 19:40:49
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
2(11)
Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots

Categorical

19 CD
9/1
  • Form 21/77-23
  • Age 11
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 73

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, well beaten over 1f out

4(2)
Silk - Dark Blue and Mauve diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
10/1
  • Form 226660-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 72

tracked front pair, ridden 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to challenge

5(10)
Silk - Dark green, yellow chevron and armlets, dark green cap, white star

Discovery Bay

7 p BF
3/1
  • Form 81377-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 71

held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, challenged going well 2f out, ridden 1f out, not quicken and lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace

7(6)
Silk - Emerald green, black star, black sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, black star
  • Form 9110-82
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 66

held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, lost place 3f out, rallied over 1f out, no impression on leaders

8(4)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
9/1
  • Form 211199
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 66

soon tracking winner, ridden 3f out, not much room when losing place over 2f out, soon weakened

9(1)
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets

Aleksandar

11 D
9/4
  • Form 5700-43
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 65

made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well

10(7)
Silk - White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap

Vittachi

19 CD
20/1
  • Form 01425-0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 59

held up on outside, headway 7f out, ridden 3f out, close up over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

11(3)
Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap
16/1
  • Form 32556-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 58

held up, ridden 3f out, effort over 2f out, no impression and outpaced from over 1f out

1(9)
NR

Zeus Magic

36 h
  • Form 1/536-05
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 74

Nonrunner

3(5)
NR

Choisan (IRE)

14 pt CCD
  • Form 042-414
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 73

Nonrunner

6(8)
NR
  • Form 61238-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 67

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Choisan beat Medieval Bishop over track and trip earlier this month but failed to follow up under a penalty at Ripon last time. Categorical went close in an amateurs event here last month and ran well in better company over 1m5f more recently. He has every chance but A SOUTHSIDE BOY is just preferred. The latter beat Geanie Mac at Ayr on his latest start and can effectively race off a lower mark today with Jack Garritty's 7lb claim taken into account. Travel rattled up a hat-trick on the all-weather earlier in the year but has finished tailed off on Turf subsequently.

Formwatch

Categorical 14-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, weakened 4f out, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.

Merchant Of Dubai 100-1 (7-11) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 30th of 33, well behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.

Discovery Bay 11-4fav (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Barwick (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd.

Medieval Bishop (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Choisan (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Travel (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.

Aleksandar 4-1 (10-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Vittachi 25-1 (8-1) Always behind, 11th of 12, 18l behind Ted's Brother (9-0) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.

Geanie Mac (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind A Southside Boy (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.

Zeus Magic 14-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, well in rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Wall Of Sound (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.

Choisan (IRE) 17-2 (9-13) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.

A Southside Boy (GER) 11-8fav (9-9) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr beating Vicky Valentine (9-4) by hd, 7 ran.