ENJOYING his first course runners at Musselburgh in more than five years, David Elsworth landed a 251-1 treble on Saturday with Llaregyb, Emerging and Dashing Star while his other raider Justice Day was only denied by a head, writes Gordon Brown.
Elsworth said: “Obviously I love it on a day like this but there is a real buzz and decent quality racing.”
The Newmarket trainer’s treble was completed by Dashing Star, who came from last to first for Liam Keniry in the totepool Edinburgh Gold Cup.
He said: “He’s still a big, raw, green horse and this is all about growing up. He’s going for the Queen’s Vase and I believe he is a really good horse.”
Emerging took the totepool.com Tradesman’s Derby to complete a double for Keniry.
Phillip Makin, who rode Sleeper King to victory in the totescoop6 Edinburgh Castle Stakes, was fined £650 for attempting to weigh out wearing a safety vest which had been modified. He subsequently put up a pound overweight at 8st 12lb before Kevin Ryan’s colt beat Justice Day by a head.
Jim Goldie’s Rothesay Chancer booked himself a return trip to his favourite track after Graham Lee brought him from well off the pace to nick the sprint handicap by a neck. “He loves this place and will be back for the big sprint here in a fortnight,” Goldie said.