May 10 / 15.15 Market Rasen

15.15

Good

Victor Lucas Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 7f 16y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Victor Lucas Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 51224-

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Wins have been at 2m1f (good) and 2m4f (good to soft); unraced beyond the latter distance but he's running well and a strong traveller; hard to rule out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Lihyan

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in last, mistake 5th

11/2

8th

8

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Lihyan

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Seemed suited by the step up to 2m7f when a convincing winner at Market Rasen last time (good); up 6lb; handles soft ground and could improve again now up to 3m1f.

11/2

1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Lihyan

11st 3lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Wins have been at 2m1f (good) and 2m4f (good to soft); unraced beyond the latter distance but he's running well and a strong traveller; hard to rule out.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: P6631- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
After failing to take to chasing she's done well back over hurdles, with her third at Huntingdon working out well and then finishing strongly to collect narrowly at Ludlow (3m, good; 5lb lower); good ground is the key to her and definite chance.
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1st

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

19:00 Stratford

Porter In The Park

10st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

After failing to take to chasing she's done well back over hurdles, twice making the frame either side of her Ludlow win over 3m; good ground is the key so watch the weather.

3/1

2nd

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Porter In The Park

10st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

After failing to take to chasing she's done well back over hurdles, with her third at Huntingdon working out well and then finishing strongly to collect narrowly at Ludlow (3m, good; 5lb lower); good ground is the key to her and definite chance.

6/1

2nd

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Porter In The Park

10st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

After failing to take to chasing she's done well back over hurdles, with her third at Huntingdon working out well and then finishing strongly to collect narrowly at Ludlow (3m, good; 5lb lower); good ground is the key to her and definite chance.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 1PP22- CD BF

Last run: 136 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Had won on the Flat the previous month when winning this 12 months ago by a neck off 2lb lower; does go well fresh and was running well at the backend of last year.
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3

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:17 Perth

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

raced in third

8/1

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Had won on the Flat the previous month when winning this 12 months ago by a neck off 2lb lower; does go well fresh and was running well at the backend of last year.

9/2

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Had won on the Flat the previous month when winning this 12 months ago by a neck off 2lb lower; does go well fresh and was running well at the backend of last year.

9/2

Form: 41P23- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Three wins at about 2m7f and did well to finish third at Plumpton last month after her rider lost the irons late on; thereabouts.
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4th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

For Gina

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Three wins at about 2m7f and did well to finish third at Plumpton last month after her rider lost the irons late on; thereabouts.

11/1

4th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

For Gina

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Three wins at about 2m7f and did well to finish third at Plumpton last month after her rider lost the irons late on; thereabouts.

11/1

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 8th, led 3 out, saddle slipped and jockey unbalanced before 2 out, headed last, lost second towards finish

10/1

Form: 32212- BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won easily on the step up to 3m1f on soft at Catterick and the race may have came too soon when beaten back there under a penalty; effective on good ground and needs considering.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Burrows Hall

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won easily on the step up to 3m1f on soft at Catterick and the race may have came too soon when beaten back there under a penalty; effective on good ground and needs considering.

5/1

5th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Burrows Hall

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won easily on the step up to 3m1f on soft at Catterick and the race may have came too soon when beaten back there under a penalty; effective on good ground and needs considering.

5/1

2nd

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:15 Catterick

Burrows Hall

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

In good form this season and improved for the step up in trip when winning comfortably over C&D (soft) last Tuesday, making virtually all; a 7lb penalty may not stop him if he can repeat that latest form.

6/4

Form: 2185- C

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m4f maiden for mares here in November and ran in a Listed race next time, in which she was well held (again the case at Sedgefield); absent since January but may well have more to offer in handicaps.
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6th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Southern Babylon

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Won a 2m4f maiden for mares here in November and ran in a Listed race next time, in which she was well held (again the case at Sedgefield); absent since January but may well have more to offer in handicaps.

10/1

6th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Southern Babylon

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ruth Jefferson

Won a 2m4f maiden for mares here in November and ran in a Listed race next time, in which she was well held (again the case at Sedgefield); absent since January but may well have more to offer in handicaps.

10/1

5th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Southern Babylon

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ruth Jefferson

Runner-up on hurdle debut here (2m1f, soft) in October then went one better at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft); well beaten in Listed race at Haydock last month (behind Getaway Theatre) but the heavy ground may have been too much and she could bounce back with a big performance today.

5/1

Form: /5311-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
2-2 for Harriet Dickin, having won narrowly at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) and following up by nearly 3l at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft); only 4lb higher than last time and the third won well at Kempton on Monday; has stamina to prove but good claims otherwise.
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Verdict Starting price

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Legionar

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

2-2 for Harriet Dickin, having won narrowly at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) and following up by nearly 3l at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft); only 4lb higher than last time and the third won well at Kempton on Monday; has stamina to prove but good claims otherwise.

5/2

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Legionar

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

2-2 for Harriet Dickin, having won narrowly at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) and following up by nearly 3l at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft); only 4lb higher than last time and the third won well at Kempton on Monday; has stamina to prove but good claims otherwise.

5/2

1st

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Legionar

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

led narrowly, headed after 2 out, rallied and led again last, ridden out

4/1

Form: P693P-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
This is easier than a strong handicap at Aintree last time but didn't head to that in much form and he's not as good as he was.
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4th

7

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:18 Uttoxeter

Storm Nelson

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Olly Williams

Won five times over hurdles at up to 3m1f for Sandy Thomson (last win was over 3m1f on heavy ground at Ayr in January 2023); mainly disappointing since; blinkers now tried.

25/1

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Storm Nelson

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

This is easier than a strong handicap at Aintree last time but didn't head to that in much form and he's not as good as he was.

33/1

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Storm Nelson

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

This is easier than a strong handicap at Aintree last time but didn't head to that in much form and he's not as good as he was.

33/1

Form: 68976- C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Disappointing that he didn't run better when dropped in grade at Ludlow (3m, good) as he's got a good record in Class 4s; that casts some doubts about him at the minute.
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Verdict Starting price

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Shantou Express

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing that he didn't run better when dropped in grade at Ludlow (3m, good) as he's got a good record in Class 4s; that casts some doubts about him at the minute.

7/1

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Shantou Express

11st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Disappointing that he didn't run better when dropped in grade at Ludlow (3m, good) as he's got a good record in Class 4s; that casts some doubts about him at the minute.

7/1

6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Shantou Express

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Similar type to Hurricane Harvey, having been campaigned mostly at a higher level; has lost his form since winning at Stratford last June but may revive back down in grade; 3-5 in Class 4.

12/1

Non-runners

Imperial Merlin

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £57.60
Straight Forecast £51.40
Tricast £646.84
Trifecta £747.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Porter In The Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Legionar

POSTDATA:

For Gina

Daily Mail:

Giovanni Change

TOPSPEED:

Shantou Express

RP RATINGS:

Porter In The Park

D Express:

Porter In The Park

The Star:

Porter In The Park

Daily Mirror:

For Gina

The Times:

Legionar

Telegraph:

Legionar

The Guardian:

Legionar

Daily Record:

Legionar