Musselburgh Racing: Hilts profits from 'lovely ground' to snatch £50,000 Edinburgh Cup

Hilts was a game winner of the £50,000 Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh on Saturday for Jedd O’Keeffe and Rowan Scott.

By Gordon Brown
Sunday, 22nd May 2022, 12:57 pm
Borders jockey Rowan Scott enjoyed a double at Musselburgh
Borders jockey Rowan Scott enjoyed a double at Musselburgh

The 3-1 chance pounced late to nail long-time leader Charles Street in the 1m 4f feature.

Middleham-based O’Keeffe said: “He ideally needs it soft but they have done a lovely job with the track and it is lovely ground.

“It’s good money to win for a horse rated 69 and the form of his Redcar win is starting to look smart. The step up in trip helped as well and hopefully he’ll keep on improving”

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Remarkable Force is Royal Ascot-bound after making all in the Edinburgh Castle Stakes to initiate a Rowan Scott double.

The improving colt was the first runner at the East Lothian venue for Newmarket trainer Alice Haynes, who said: “He should stay further than five furlongs so there are several choices for him including the Coventry Stakes over six furlongs.

“He’s one of my biggest two-year-olds and already goes to scale at 500k and that’s despite losing a little bit of weight since we bought him at his breeze-up sale.”

Jim Goldie and Paul Mulrennan teamed up for a stunning 727-1 treble with Tommy G, Yaaser and Lord Of The Glen.