January 20 / 13.30 Market Rasen

13.30 Market Rasen

Soft

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  • 2m 7f 16y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 864-54

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

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8

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Revasser

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Stuck to his task pretty well and was only beaten about 2l when fourth on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; needs to find something extra to cope with today's rise in grade but is not yet fully exposed.

7/2

4th

3

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Revasser

11st 12lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Good-ground bumper winner; not really threatened over hurdles but looked in need of the race when a late weakener at Wetherby (2m3f) and there is plenty of stamina in his useful pedigree; could improve for going this far on his handicap debut.

6/1

Form: 212234 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

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1st

8

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:20 Doncaster

Good Bye

11st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Sara Ender

prominent, awkward jump 3rd, pressed leader 3 out, soon led and going best, shaken up and good jump 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably

10/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

14:15 Market Rasen

Good Bye

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sara Ender

prominent on outer

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 438/

Last run: 811 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

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9

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Pianissimo

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Jo Davis

Useful on the Flat in his prime and showed some aptitude for hurdling when placed in Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) for Anthony Carson in October 2020; regressed on the Flat in 2021, though, and today's stable debut comes after a long absence.

33/1

Form: 522

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

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2nd

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Leading Force

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

1-8 in points and stepped up on form of hurdle debut when second to a previous winner at Musselburgh last time; should give another good account if able to progress further.

5/1

2nd

4

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:40 Musselburgh

Leading Force

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Beaten 25l when fifth of nine on rules debut in Hexham novices' hurdle (2m, soft; 15-2) last month and needs to leave that form well behind to threaten here; however, he may have needed the run and showed promise in Irish points in the spring, including a win; not ruled out for in-form yard.

13/2

Form: 2P2-FU

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

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6

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:00 Plumpton

Poldark Cross

11st 3lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

0-8 under rules but was second in two 2m3f chases last season and was running a big race before penultimate-fence fall at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last month; still very unexposed over this sort of trip and can play a major role if the first-time visor has a positive effect.

3/1

2

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:15 Ffos Las

Poldark Cross

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

0-7 under rules but runner-up in two of his three chases last winter, most recently behind subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner Chambard at Fontwell (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces); well worth another crack at 3m and he likes this ground, so as long as this run isn't badly needed he should go well; cheekpieces left off.

5/2

Form: 246-12 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

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1st

8

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield

11/2

2nd

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:47 Huntingdon

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-2 in bumpers; reliable over hurdles and the addition of a tongue-tie at Taunton last month saw him find the improvement required to gain a first win in this sphere (2m3f, good; hung left on the run-in); 5lb higher in a better race today but there was a lot to like about the way he picked up after the final hurdle at Taunton and there should be more to come from him after just eight starts.

5/1

Form: 5/2P51

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

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1st

9

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Bollin Neil

10st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, went second 9th, led after 2 out, ridden and clear final 110yds, stayed on

7/1

5th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Bollin Neil

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Went very close on the Flat in October (1m6f, soft) and fair second of five at Hexham (2m, soft) last month when back over hurdles; however, he was pulled up at Catterick 12 days later and has to bounce back.

20/1

Form: -21853 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

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14

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocked Up

11st 2lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good) in July and her best effort yet in handicap company came when third over 3m at Ffos Las (soft; under A J O'Neill); each-way claims once more.

9/1

3rd

2

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Rocked Up

11st 13lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Came good over hurdles at third attempt, in Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good) in July, but safely held in both subsequent handicaps (2m7f/2m4f); can't be written off just yet but needs to up her game.

10/1

Form: P-267P C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

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13

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Mister Sweets

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders

20/1

10

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:45 Taunton

Mister Sweets

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Hurdle winner (off 4lb higher) just over a year ago but yet to fire as a chaser; well beaten on return from a break last month and cheekpieces need to inspire a serious upturn in fortunes.

25/1

Form: P4-111 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

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4th

4

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Shot Boii

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Has won four of his six handicaps since the cheekpieces went on, prevailing in a driving finish in the latest at Uttoxeter (2m7f, heavy); effectively 7lb higher this time but only seems to do enough in his races; big player.

7/2

Form: 457P-9

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

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9th

8

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Taunton

Ailes D’Amour

11st 7lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Ian Williams

Showed promise in bumpers and ran okay at Ascot in his first hurdle race (all on good ground); subsequent backward steps - including a handicap debut - have come on soft; one to bear in mind back under drier conditions.

16/1

Form: 77-466

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

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6th

12

7th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:25 Leicester

Chic Avenue

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Placed once from four bumper attempts; similar level of form in both outings over hurdles and improvement is needed to figure in this.

33/1

6th

1

22nd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Chic Avenue

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: 470111

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

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1st

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Blue Shark

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

7/2

1st

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Blue Shark

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beaten a minimum of 28l in first five hurdling starts but came good at Chepstow two outings ago and stepped up on that when winning decisively at Newcastle; this is stronger and he's up another 8lb but major claims again.

9/4

Form: 3-9614 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 92

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4th

8

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Coillte Eile

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Snapped a near three-year losing run in Chepstow handicap (3m, good to soft) last month, making most; back up 5lb but remains well handicapped on old form; acts on soft; likely to go well again.

6/1

Form: -3U421

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

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1st

14

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

Aazza

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Winning pointer/hurdler who was a creditable second over hurdles at Newcastle last time (2m4f, good to soft); the longer trip is no problem and she's one to consider.

4/1

2nd

6

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Aazza

11st 6lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Irish point winner (debut) who added a mares' novices' hurdle on her rules debut (2m, good to soft) 13 months ago; inconsistent since, including when beaten 25l in a 2m7f chase here (soft) latest; could have a say from this mark now dropping slightly in trip back over hurdles, if bringing her 'A' game.

9/1

Form: -90931

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

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1st

10

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Barrier Peaks

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

The tongue-tie looks to have made a big difference and he won easily at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) 18 days ago to earn this 10lb higher mark; there was some substance to that Class 5 handicap as well; obvious claims.

4/1

Verdict

Being able to race off the same mark as when winning by 20l ten days ago puts AAZZA top of the list. There is more for her to prove on soft ground and this good prize has attracted some highly respected rivals, the strongest of whom may be Shot Boii who has proved himself so well suited to a slog in the mud on his last three starts. Blue Shark is also on a four-timer and he is upped in trip, as is Barrier Peaks who won easing down last week and carries a penalty. Also penalised is Bollin Neil who scored last time, when he was handed his greatest stamina test.[Richard Austen]