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Musselburgh- Report 16th April 2022

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

Enemy was a mighty impressive winner of the £100,000  Queen’s Cup at Musselburgh under Danny Tudhope.

Coming from last to first, the Ian Williams-trained gelding slammed Dark Jedi by three and three-quarter lengths.

The pace was set by Zero Ten, trained by last week’s Grand National-winning handler Emmet Mullins, but when Tudhope released the handbrake on his 11/1 partner approaching the final furlong the race was over.

Ayrshire-born Tudhope said: “He’s a lovely prospect and felt like a good horse. Ian told me to drop him and get him settled and switched off.

“The race went smooth enough although I’d to give one or two shouts to lads on the way through! It’s never ideal coming from so far back but hopefully he’ll go on to even bigger and better things.”

Williams added that if things go to plan Enemy could be aimed at the Melbourne Cup in November.

Katie Scott was all smiles after Gweedore recorded the seventh success of his career in the Silver Arrow Handicap over seven furlongs.

Winning the fifth time under Andrew Breslin, the 10/1 chance beat Northern Express by half a length.

Galashiels-based Scott said: “He’s such a star of a horse and Andrew gets on so well with him. He was more forward than we normally have him first time which was down to the racecourse gallop he had at Newcastle.”

Zarzyni benefitted from the first-time cheekpieces as he defied a wide draw to land the Holyrood Handicap for Ben Curtis.

David Barron, joint trainer with daughter Nicola, said: “When a horse finishes second three times in a row you kind of think that he needs some headgear and it’s certainly worked today.”