13:20 Musselburgh

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  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 54.50s
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Black and Scarlet (quartered), Black sleeves, Scarlet cap with Black hoop
  • Form F12P2-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 104

towards rear, ridden 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never on terms

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
  • Form 7PP-85P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders, hit 5th, joined winner 10th, jumped left 3 out, one pace and no impression from last

Silk - RED, white star, white sleeves, red seams, black cap, red star

Lanaken (IRE)

12 b D
  • Form 010307
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

made all, hit 1st, clear 4th, hit 7th, joined when hit 10th, ridden approaching 4 out, kept on well

Silk - Royal blue, yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap
  • Form 6-F5434
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 88

always towards rear

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, RED chevrons, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, RED star
  • Form 54-4145
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 86

in touch, ridden 4 out, no impression

Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow inverted triangle and sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form F5-F3F1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 90

in rear, tailed off from 7th, mistake and unseated 4 out

Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 90-5P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 80

tracked winner, outpaced and jumped left 11th, stayed on from last

Silk - Emerald Green, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets and cap
  • Form 533352
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 77

towards rear, effort 4 out, never on terms

Silk - Red, White hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap
  • Form 082754
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 76

towards rear, headway and pushed along 9th, blundered badly 5 out, pulled up before next

  • Form 792563/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 85


In depth


Lascar de Ferbet and Ideal du Bois Beury have solid place claims on recent form but the John Wemes-trained Ornella Speed won with any amount in hand on her return at Hexham last week and is fancied to follow up under a 7lb penalty. Goodbadindiferent has claims on the form shown when winning at Perth in June but has failed to sparkle since then and may need some help from the handicapper. Clouding Over made an encouraging return behind the in-from Parisienne Gale at Kelso earlier this month and has to be respected on that evidence, while Word Gets Around gave little sign for optimism on his reappearance at Kelso last month and may be best watched at present. Lascar de Ferbet has run well off today's mark in his last two starts and has to be respected but has yet to prove his effectiveness over today's trip, while Ideal du Bois Beury ran one of his better races at Hexham recently but is on a long losing sequence and may not be one to trust implicitly. Ornella Speed could hardly have been more impressive last time though and is taken to follow up on today's faster ground.


Clouding Over 9-4 (11-2) Held up, in rear, headway 7th, went 2nd between last 2 until no extra flat, 4th of 7, 15l behind Parisienne Gale (11-9) at Kelso 2m 1f mrs nov chs (E) gs.

Word Gets Around (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up, in rear, headway 7th and in touch, ridden 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up 2 out in race won by Tobesure (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (F) gs in Oct, 14 ran.

Lanaken (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, 7th next, soon no impression under pressure, 7th of 16, 47l behind That's An Idea (11-9) at Limerick 2m 4f beg chs hvy.

Lascar de Ferbet (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, effort between last 2, one pace flat, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Loy's Lad (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (F) gf in Sept.

Goodbadindiferent (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 9th, headed last, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Snowy (11-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (E) gf in Oct.

Ornella Speed (FR) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway after 2 out, quickened to lead after last, ran on strongly', won at Hexham 2m 4f mrs hcp chs (E) gs beating Uneven Line (9-12) by 10l, 7 ran.

El Andaluz (FR) 66-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, took keen hold, saddle slipped pulled up at the 2nd in race won by Julius Caesar (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (E) gs, 9 ran.

Ideal du Bois Beury (FR) 9-2 (10-6) Towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, rallied approaching last, stayed on strongly flat, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Corrib Lad (11-12) at Hexham 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (F) sft.

Lion Guest (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led to 2nd, tracked winner after until no extra run in, 4th of 9, 7l behind Corrib Lad (11-12) at Hexham 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (F) sft.

Grand Slam (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up, headway 5 out, ridden and effort 3 out, went 2nd briefly approaching 2 out, no extra approaching last, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Midlem Melody (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (E) gs in Apr '04.