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  • (3yo+, 1m 4f 100y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 44.78s
  • Off time: 16:05:55
Full result
Result 16:05 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Alex My Boy Evsf
2nd 5 New Tarabela 3 7/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3)
White, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Haames (IRE)
  • T:K A Morgan
  • J:G Lee
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 K A Morgan G Lee 25/1
2 (2)
Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, hooped sleeves Classic Orange 196
  • T:S Waugh
  • J:G Whillans
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 S Waugh G Whillans (5) 100/1
3 (1)
Pink, light blue sleeves, pink armlets Molly Cat 16
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 11/2
4 (6) 2-
Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 187
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 2-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 M Johnston J Fanning Evsf
5 (5) 5422
Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star New Tarabela 17
  • T:J Tate
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 5422
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 J Tate L Morris 77 7/4
6 (4) 7-
Black, emerald green stripe, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Petite Madame (IRE) 195
  • T:Mrs A Duffield
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 115 8-3 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 40/1

In depth

Verdict

New Tarabela did make steady if unspectacular progress on the all-weather during the winter but now faces a difficult task to break his maiden for James Tate. He obviously enjoys a fitness edge over the once-raced ALEX MY BOY but the latter, a son of Dalakhani, is much preferred as he seems sure to really come into his own this season if his pedigree is any thing to go by. Mark Johnston's colt showed plenty of promise on his sole juvenile outing when runner-up to the potentially useful Gothic at Leicester and is expected to prove too classy. It is worth noting that Alan Swinbank often does very nicely with bumper horses switched to the Flat and Molly Cat, a winner at Wetherby in January and not disgraced in better grade since, could well be an interesting contender.

Formwatch

Alex My Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, pushed along when pressed for 2nd over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Gothic (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.

New Tarabela 15-8 (8-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place over 8f out, headway to track leaders over 5f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Galizzi (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.

Molly Cat 5-1fav (10-8) Led narrowly, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 20, 13l behind Avispa (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs.

Petite Madame (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always in rear, reminders 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Dullingham (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.

Haames (IRE) Kheleyf gelding out of Jumilla.

Classic Orange 100-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, weakened from 5th, last of 10, well behind Kitchapoly (11-12) at Kelso 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.