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  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 49.10s
  • Off time: 14:00:51
Full result
Result 14:00 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Doyly Carte 8/11f
2nd 3 Golden Sparkle 11 10/3
3rd 4 Goodlukin Lucy 8 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 129-
WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Doyly Carte 209
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 129-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/11f
2 34P-
Maroon, white and maroon halved sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap Erycina (IRE) 65
  • T:N Wilson
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 34P-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 N Wilson Adam Nicol (7) 98 16/1
3 8/323-2
Black and white diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Sparkle (IRE) 145
  • T:I A Duncan
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 8/323-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 I A Duncan D F O'Regan 100 10/3
4 P36P-
Beige, purple chevrons, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, red cap Goodlukin Lucy 24
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P36P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 h Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 92 25/1
5 0-
Sea Green, White cross belts, White cap, Green spots Granny Blackwood 247
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 M Todhunter J Reveley 50/1
6 P7
Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Issabella Gem (IRE) 13
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: P7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 25/1
7 9-
White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Kathlatino 100
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 28/1
8
White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars Lady Gargoyle 33
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J S Goldie Harry Haynes 66/1
9 432-
ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap Lady Of Verona (IRE) 397
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 432-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (10) 11/2

In depth

Verdict

There's just a chance that Issabella Gem will prove a bit better than she's shown so far but this should rest between DOYLY CARTE and Golden Sparkle. The latter has been placed in all four of her runs over hurdles so far, including over 2m4f here a year ago, but she lacks the scope of Donald McCain's mare who had decent form in bumpers last season, winning on her debut at Catterick in January, and shouldn't fail through lack of fitness. It's difficult to see any of the others winning unless something befalls the market leaders.

Formwatch

Doyly Carte 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, switched right after about 3f, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 20, 26l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.

Golden Sparkle (IRE) 6-5fav (10-10) Tracked winner throughout, not fluent 2nd, ridden and no impression approaching last, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Moulin De La Croix (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun.

Goodlukin Lucy 25-1 (10-7) Led from 1st, took keen hold, mistake 2nd, headed before 4 out, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Royal Opera (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 8 ran.

Lady Of Verona (IRE) 3-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, one paced, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Rowdy Rocher (10-11) at Hexham 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (5) gd in Oct '11.

Kathlatino 20-1 (10-10) In touch, ridden approaching 2out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 39l behind Allbarkanobite (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '11.

Lady Gargoyle 25-1 (8-2) Led, headed 5f out, soon behind, 11th of 13, 33l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft in Oct (flat).

Issabella Gem (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, chased leaders under pressure next, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 11, 37l behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Erycina (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, blundered 2 out, never dangerous, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lucia Bay (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.

Granny Blackwood 20-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 11, well behind One For Hocky (10-10) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in Mar.