Alcaeus hits rivals for six
Alcaeus landed his sixth handicap of the year at Musselburgh on Sunday and looks a smart prospect for a decent staying prize or two in 2014.
Trained by Sir Mark Prescott and ridden by Luke Morris, the 15-8 favourite stuck on gamely to beat Cosmic Sun by half a length in the Thomson Holidays Handicap.
Morris said: "He hated the dirt in the Swedish Derby last month and was much happier back on quick turf. He's done it well and has nothing but progress all season - he started off on 57 and was rated 90 in this race. He's only three and has the scope to improve into a really nice staying type next year."
Dougie Costello rode his second winner of the Flat when William Muir-trained Gulland Rock took the Royal Scots Club Nursery.
"I've been riding out for William and he said he would be give me a few rides," reported Costello.
"That's two winners from 45 rides plus a few short-head defeats! There will be more rides coming over jumps shortly but I'll be keeping going on the Flat too if the opportunities keep coming along."
Keith Dalgleish, who recently became a dad for the second time, saddled a one-two in the juvenile maiden when 25-1 chance Neuf des Coeurs pipped stablemate Porthos Du Vallon by a neck.