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15:35 Musselburgh

totepool Queen's Cup Handicap (Class 2)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 5f 216y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £62,250
  • 2nd: £18,640
  • 3rd: £9,320
  • 4th: £4,660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 15.75s
  • Off Time: 15:36:44
  • 13 Ran
1st
3rd
1(12)

Clever Cookie

161 p CD
14/1
  • Form: 993646-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: P D Niven
  • Jockey: J Garritty

held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, never dangerous

2(10)
  • Form: 021-121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Jockey: S A Gray

always behind, weakened over 3f out, tailed off

3(4)
11/4
  • Form: 153101-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: P J McDonald

tracked leaders, 2nd over 2f out, chased winner from well over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, just failed

5(6)
20/1
  • Form: 3/4302-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: M Appleby
  • Jockey: D C Costello

in touch, under pressure over 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off

6(8)
12/1
  • Form: 627001-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(3)

Brandon Castle

98 ht D
10/1
  • Form: 111946-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: Archie Watson
  • Jockey: A Mullen

made all, 12 lengths clear over 5f out, hard ridden over 1f out, held on gamely when challenged close home

8(2)
13/2
  • Form: 2111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: H Fry
  • Jockey: P Hanagan

in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9(11)
17/2
  • Form: 1516-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Jockey: J Fanning

slowly into stride, pulled hard, soon prominent, led chasing group over 5f out, lost place over 3f out

10(9)
33/1
  • Form: 491618-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: J Mackie
  • Jockey: J Quinn

mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never on terms

11(5)
8/1
  • Form: 423928-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: M L W Bell
  • Jockey: B A Curtis

always behind, weakened over 3f out, tailed off

12(7)

Mirsaale

6 p D
20/1
  • Form: 1308/00-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Jockey: Connor Beasley

behind, headway over 2f out, no impression

13(14)
8/1
  • Form: 07025-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: A M Balding
  • Jockey: Josephine Gordon

mid-division, weakened over 3f out, tailed off

14(1)
14/1
  • Form: 191300-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Jockey: Barry McHugh

tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner

4(13)
NR
12/1
  • Form: 4-84966
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: A McGuinness
  • Jockey: Rowan Scott

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Sir Chauvelin has an outstanding record around here over hurdles. Brandon Castle and Cape Cova represent stables that have been in excellent form on the all-weather. Mixboy is a useful dual-purpose performer and American Gigolo will be a threat to all if transferring his form on Polytrack and Tapeta back to Turf. Mount Tahan is probably best on an artificial surface, however, and Fire Jet may need this but Adrian McGuinness’ Carbon Dating is only a pound higher than when successful 12 months ago and has seen action in Dubai this winter. TIME TO STUDY’s only failure last year came in the Cesarewitch. He won over course and distance last June and it would be no surprise if Mark Johnston was targeting some back type this year for his tough four-year-old.

Formwatch

Clever Cookie 33-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear2f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, plugged on final 2f, never a factor, 6th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Order Of St George (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.

Mount Tahan (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Awkwardly away towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Mar beating Celestial Spheres (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Time To Study (FR) 15-8 (9-5) Made all, joined 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly to assert inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 5f stks (2) sft in Oct beating Duke Of Bronte (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.

Cape Cova (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led 3f, led again 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Watersmeet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f stks (2) pol in Jan.

Sir Chauvelin 13-8fav (11-7) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along 3 out, effort in 4th 2 out, no impression, 4th of 5, 7 1/4l behind Dear Sire (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (2) gs in Feb.

Brandon Castle 14-1 (9-8) Dwelt, led after 2f, headed halfway, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Hajaam (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Dec.

American Gigolo 5-2 (9-4) Held up in touch in 4th, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and hard pressed inside final furlong, edged left near finish, held on, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) pol in Mar beating Stargazer (9-11) by nk, 6 ran.

Mixboy (FR) 7-1 (9-12) Always prominent, took keen hold until led halfway, headed over 1f out, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Coeur de Lion (9-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (3) pol in Feb.

Fire Jet (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Daphne (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f lst fll stks (1) pol in Nov.

Graceland (FR) 7-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Renfrew Street (9-9) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp fll (3) sft in Sep.

Mirsaale 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear, headway 4th to go close up, effort to chase winner when hit 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Don Bersy (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (3) gs in Mar.

Night Of Glory Evensfav (10-12) Raced on inside, keen, held up tracking leading pair, hit 3 out, closed before next where not fluent, close 2nd and not fluent last, led narrowly run-in, edged left towards finish, held on gamely, all out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) hvy in Feb beating Kapdad (10-12) by nk, 5 ran.

Euchen Glen 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 17th of 23, 11 1/4l behind Saunter (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

Carbon Dating (IRE) (9-0) 6th of 14, 5l behind Light The Lights (9-0) at Abu Dhabi 1m 3f gf in Mar.