Newmarket Challengers Eye Up £30,000 Archerfield Cup At Musselburgh
Musselburgh Racecourse’s Archerfield Cup tomorrow (Friday 10 Aug) has caught the eye of leading trainers who are lining up for a pop at the £30,000 feature race.
Life On Earth is trained by William Haggas and ridden by Jamie Spencer who became the 20th most successful jockey in Britain earlier this week. The Newmarket-trained filly, whose trainer does well at Musselburgh, takes a big step up on this trip for her hat-trick attempt following wins at Lingfield and Windsor over a mile a half.
Fellow Newmarket raider Artarmon, trained by Michael Bell, has also won his last two races at Catterick and Sandown, while Sir Mark Prescott's Timoshenko, another runner sent up from HQ, is four out of four this season with two wins coming at Chepstow and others at Lingfield and Ayr.
Top-weight is Austrian School, trained by Mark Johnston who will shortly overtake Richard Hannon to become the winning-most trainer in the history of British racing.
He won three times last year and has been running well in defeat, including a second in Listed company this term.
Keith Dalgleish-trained Gallus is the sole Scottish runner and tackling handicap company for the first time could be an improver at this longer trip.
The £75,000 seven race card gets underway at 2.10pm and the last race is at 5.15pm with gates open at noon and a free shuttle bus operates to and from the racecourse between Wallyford and Newcraighall rail stations.
In addition to top class racing a range of free family entertainment includes bouncy castles, a roundabout and face painting, offering a great day out for all the family. All children aged 17 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets purchased in advance before midnight tonight (9 August) are discounted by £5 against on-the-day admission of £22.
Musselburgh rounds off a busy August with back-to-back afternoon meetings on the 29th and 30th. For more information and to book tickets please visit www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk