Bil­imbi adds spice for Hag­gas on his­toric day

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BIL­IMBI, trained by Wil­liam Hag­gas and part­nered by James Sul­li­van, scooped the fea­ture race on Mus­sel­burgh’s his­toric Good Fri­day,

writes Gor­don Brown.

It was a nice per­for­mance by an im­prov­ing three-year-old as he swept two-and-a-quar­ter lengths clear of Ex­tra No­ble in the £50,000 totepool Royal Mile Hand­i­cap.

Sul­li­van said: “That’s my first ride for Mr Hag­gas and I’d say it’s the big­gest win of my ca­reer. He re­ally found a nice stride and is a lovely type of horse. Slightly eas­ier ground would help and I think he has a bright fu­ture.”

Mukhmal could be Royal As­cotbound af­ter im­press­ing on his de­but in the Bet totepla­ce­pot Scot­tish Brock­lesby Stakes un­der Dane O’Neill.

On an af­ter­noon of fast times, Jim Goldie’s Jonny Delta low­ered the 14-year-old 1m 6f track record un­der Ian Bren­nan in the Down­load The totepool Live Info App Hand­i­cap.

Pic­ture: Ste­wart Attwood

FUN IN THE SUN: race­go­ers en­joy glo­ri­ous weather at Mus­sel­burgh for the in­au­gu­ral Good Fri­day meet­ing.

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