April 10 / 15.30 Market Rasen

15.30

Good To Soft

Market Rasen Racecourse’s Centenary Celebration Year Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4092.77
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Market Rasen Racecourse’s Centenary Celebration Year Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 077891 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on handicap debut in February (made respiratory noise) but fared considerably better and was clearcut winner here (2m2f, good to soft) ten days ago; carries 7lb penalty today but has plenty of scope for further progress; respected.
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4th

1

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

King Of The Road

12st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, prominent after 2nd, led after 3rd

9/4

4th

1

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

King Of The Road

12st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, prominent after 2nd, led after 3rd

9/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 46-610 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Disappointed after racing too freely over 2m3f on latest outing but kept on well to make winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in December and may yet to build on that performance.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Commanding View

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Won on handicap debut at Plumpton in December and put lesser effort behind him when clear second of 15 at Market Rasen (also 2m, good to soft) last month; raised another 5lb for that but might still be on the upgrade.

7/2

1st

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Commanding View

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Won on handicap debut at Plumpton in December and put lesser effort behind him when clear second of 15 at Market Rasen (also 2m, good to soft) last month; raised another 5lb for that but might still be on the upgrade.

7/2

20/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: /6P-40 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced since his two hurdling wins in 2021 and made low-key from ten-month absence in 2m2f race won by King Of The Road here ten days ago; needs that recent outing to have done him good.
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9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Treasured Company

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Defied a higher mark in 2021; lightly raced since and has weak claims on 2022-2024 form; modest third at Market Rasen most recently and is held by Commanding View on that effort.

25/1

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Treasured Company

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Defied a higher mark in 2021; lightly raced since and has weak claims on 2022-2024 form; modest third at Market Rasen most recently and is held by Commanding View on that effort.

25/1

3rd

10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Treasured Company

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Very lightly raced since his two hurdling wins in 2021 and made low-key from ten-month absence in 2m2f race won by King Of The Road here ten days ago; needs that recent outing to have done him good.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -85155 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Group 2 Flat winner in Germany a few years ago and made winning handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December; two lesser efforts have followed this year, though, and others have more pressing claims here.
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11th

12

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Quian

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Multiple Flat winner at up to 2m, including Group 2 in Germany; won on handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December bur he's not gone on from that and has been well held in last three runs; on dangerous mark on his first run for Fergal O'Brien but he needs a major revival.

12/1

11th

12

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Quian

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Multiple Flat winner at up to 2m, including Group 2 in Germany; won on handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December bur he's not gone on from that and has been well held in last three runs; on dangerous mark on his first run for Fergal O'Brien but he needs a major revival.

12/1

9th

1

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Quian

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Thomas Gallagher

Multiple Flat winner at up to 2m, including a German Group 2; 1-7 over hurdles, having won on handicap debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) last December; similar effort in defeat here (2m, soft) next time but below par last two starts; bit to prove.

12/1

Form: 3318PP D

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.
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5th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Seraphic

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Pearce

Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.

25/1

5th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Seraphic

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Pearce

Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.

25/1

4th

2

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Seraphic

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon Pearce

prominent

13/2

Form: 013F58 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Claimed after winning for Fergal O'Brien in December and was placed on stable debut at Newcastle (2m1f, good) later that month but seems badly to have lost his way this year.
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6th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

18:30 Hereford

Uncle Arthur

10st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut for Fergal O'Brien last October; subsequently won a claiming hurdle for that stable but is 0-7 over hurdles for James Owen (latest defeat was in back plating company) and looks too risky on this second chasing attempt.

14/1

6th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

18:30 Hereford

Uncle Arthur

10st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut for Fergal O'Brien last October; subsequently won a claiming hurdle for that stable but is 0-7 over hurdles for James Owen (latest defeat was in back plating company) and looks too risky on this second chasing attempt.

14/1

6th

10

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Uncle Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: James Owen

took keen hold, towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway before 4 out

33/1

Form: 4701 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Showed some useful form on the Flat in Ireland in 2022 and came good over hurdles for Jonjo O'Neill at fourth attempt, with pretty comfortable success on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) four weeks ago; 7lb higher here but could still be on a good mark.
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9th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Ruler Legend

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful Flat horse in Ireland; easily his best run over hurdles was the handicap success at Huntingdon (2m, soft) when beating a small field comfortably off 7lb lower; never threatened two weeks ago but remains of interest.

7/1

9th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Ruler Legend

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful Flat horse in Ireland; easily his best run over hurdles was the handicap success at Huntingdon (2m, soft) when beating a small field comfortably off 7lb lower; never threatened two weeks ago but remains of interest.

7/1

7th

7

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Ruler Legend

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Showed some useful form on the Flat in Ireland in 2022 and came good over hurdles for Jonjo O'Neill at fourth attempt, with pretty comfortable success on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft) four weeks ago; 7lb higher here but could still be on a good mark.

5/2

Form: FP6483

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Beaten over 50l when third of six here (2m2f heavy) three weeks ago and now 0-8 over hurdles; dryer ground might aid his cause but he remains difficult to enthuse over.
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9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Righteous Ruane

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Wainwright

Ex-Irish maiden who has been beaten 25l+ in four runs for current yard, three of them handicaps.

33/1

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Righteous Ruane

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Wainwright

Ex-Irish maiden who has been beaten 25l+ in four runs for current yard, three of them handicaps.

33/1

8th

16

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Righteous Ruane

10st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Wainwright

Beaten over 50l when third of six here (2m2f heavy) three weeks ago and now 0-8 over hurdles; dryer ground might aid his cause but he remains difficult to enthuse over.

50/1

Form: 406822

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in first two handicaps, both in smallish fields on slow ground at Southwell this year; bumped into an improver and was a long way clear of the third on latter occasion; could have a say off same mark here.
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9th

13

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

We Got Your Back

11st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Runner-up in first two handicaps, both in smallish fields on slow ground at Southwell this year; bumped into an improver and was a long way clear of the third on latter occasion; could have a say off same mark here.

7/1

9th

13

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

We Got Your Back

11st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Runner-up in first two handicaps, both in smallish fields on slow ground at Southwell this year; bumped into an improver and was a long way clear of the third on latter occasion; could have a say off same mark here.

7/1

2nd

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

We Got Your Back

11st 4lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

prominent, led 4th

3/1

Form: 646

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Stoutly bred 5yo; unable to land any sort of blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this year (all 2m, soft) and may not be seen to best effect until moved up in trip but has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is worth a glance in the betting.
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10th

15

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Henrysbrotherjack

10st 10lb

J: David England

T: Olly Murphy

Stoutly bred 5yo; unable to land any sort of blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this year (all 2m, soft) and may not be seen to best effect until moved up in trip but has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

10th

15

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Henrysbrotherjack

10st 10lb

J: David England

T: Olly Murphy

Stoutly bred 5yo; unable to land any sort of blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this year (all 2m, soft) and may not be seen to best effect until moved up in trip but has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

6th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Henrysbrotherjack

11st 8lb

J: David England

T: Olly Murphy

Beaten about 40l in two 2m novice hurdles this year (both on soft) and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for low-grade handicaps.

25/1

Form: 53-42

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in two novice hurdles towards end of last year, latterly when clear second of five behind a useful mare at Hexham (2m, heavy); should have some improvement to come in handicaps; one to consider.
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4

19th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

14:05 Stratford

Smurfette

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

8/1

4

19th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

14:05 Stratford

Smurfette

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

8/1

5th

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

18:00 Hereford

Smurfette

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Only seen sporadically and has been expensive to follow, not least on her handicap debut back from four months off four weeks ago, when said to have stopped quickly; that leaves her something to prove off the same mark.

5/1

Form: 16-UPP D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner when trained by Harry Eustace but unseated rider at first flight on seasonal/stable and was pulled up on both subsequent outings (chase/hurdle); has too much to prove at present.
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12th

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

At A Pinch

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Mark 12lb below her last winning one is owed to a poor 2023-24 season; not convinced this longest trip to date is what she's been after.

66/1

12th

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

At A Pinch

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Mark 12lb below her last winning one is owed to a poor 2023-24 season; not convinced this longest trip to date is what she's been after.

66/1

12th

6

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

At A Pinch

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Dual hurdle winner when trained by Harry Eustace but unseated rider at first flight on seasonal/stable and was pulled up on both subsequent outings (chase/hurdle); has too much to prove at present.

40/1

Form: 1128P0 D

Last run: 135 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft) but looked badly out of sorts when last seen in the autumn and needs to have been refreshed by 135-day break.
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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Rock On Tommy

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Exposed 9yo who has a major question mark over current form and enough to prove back up in grade (raced mostly in Class 5); opposed.

33/1

10th

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Rock On Tommy

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

Exposed 9yo who has a major question mark over current form and enough to prove back up in grade (raced mostly in Class 5); opposed.

33/1

14th

16

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Rock On Tommy

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Back-to-back wins at Uttoxeter last summer (heavy/good to soft), the latest off 2lb higher; however, last year did not end well and was no better back from a break two weeks ago.

16/1

Form: 62629V

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but struggled when 66-1 handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in February; cheekpieces refitted.
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8th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

All Ways And Ever

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield in centre of group

50/1

8th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

All Ways And Ever

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield in centre of group

50/1

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

All Ways And Ever

11st 3lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but a well-beaten outsider in both subsequent handicaps (1m7f/2m); attempts a new trip here.

100/1

Form: 1644P7

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
2-17 over hurdles; back on a workable mark now but not seen since running poorly in January and probably better suited by 2m4f.
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11

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Prince Nino

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

2-17 over hurdles; back on a workable mark now but not seen since running poorly in January and probably better suited by 2m4f.

25/1

11

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Prince Nino

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

2-17 over hurdles; back on a workable mark now but not seen since running poorly in January and probably better suited by 2m4f.

25/1

7th

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Prince Nino

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Two wins at Perth (2m4f, good/soft) last August/September; mixed form since but he had an excuse when pulled up at Newcastle a fortnight ago (bad mistake five out) and he's not ruled out each-way.

14/1

Non-runners

Spirit Of Regulus

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.40
Straight Forecast £13.32
Tricast £315.31
Trifecta £264.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ruler Legend

POSTDATA:

King Of The Road

The Times:

Smurfette

The Sun:

Commanding View

Telegraph:

King Of The Road

D Express:

King Of The Road

The Star:

King Of The Road

The Guardian:

Smurfette

Daily Record:

Smurfette

RP RATINGS:

Ruler Legend

WEST COUNTRY:

Ruler Legend

Daily Mail:

Ruler Legend

Daily Mirror:

Ruler Legend