June 14 / 17.15 Market Rasen

17.15

Good

Block Free Services Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Block Free Services Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 254-03 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Back on track behind the thriving Mermaids Cave at Cartmel latest (2m1f, good to soft) and the return to further is not an issue; still 15lb above her sole winning mark, but that success did come at this course.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:10 Market Rasen

Spot On Soph

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Both chase wins at Catterick and both hurdles wins here, the latest at this trip last week when good value for her narrow winning margin (on good); escapes a penalty so prospects are obvious.

3/1

1st

11

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Spot On Soph

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Back on track behind the thriving Mermaids Cave at Cartmel latest (2m1f, good to soft) and the return to further is not an issue; still 15lb above her sole winning mark, but that success did come at this course.

10/1

3rd

7

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Spot On Soph

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, outpaced and detached 5th, rallied but still plenty to do after 2 out, keeping on after last, went third final 110yds, nearest finish

8/1

Form: 5452- BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Stepped up for the switch to a handicap and longer trip (nearer 2m4f including rail movements) at Stratford latest, albeit outpaced by a bigger-priced stablemate late; 4lb rise without winning isn't ideal, but further additional yardage looks all to the good (point scorer over further).
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Finn Lough

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Stepped up for the switch to a handicap and longer trip (nearer 2m4f including rail movements) at Stratford latest, albeit outpaced by a bigger-priced stablemate late; 4lb rise without winning isn't ideal, but further additional yardage looks all to the good (point scorer over further).

9/4

2nd

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:55 Stratford

Finn Lough

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won on Irish point debut in March 2023 and has displayed promise in three hurdle races at about 2m this season; had wind op soon after latest appearance in January; warrants consideration on handicap debut.

7/2

2nd

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:55 Stratford

Finn Lough

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won on Irish point debut in March 2023 and has displayed promise in three hurdle races at about 2m this season; had wind op soon after latest appearance in January; warrants consideration on handicap debut.

7/2

13/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 5149-2 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Uneven profile since November's C&D score off 3lb lower (good to soft) and not generally easy to win with, though last month's Hereford stayers' second wasn't far short of his best; considered.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Charles St

12st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Uneven profile since November's C&D score off 3lb lower (good to soft) and not generally easy to win with, though last month's Hereford stayers' second wasn't far short of his best; considered.

13/2

2nd

3

24th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

17:55 Hereford

Charles St

12st 2lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Quirky customer who came second several times over hurdles before Tom Broughton found a way to win on him at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in November; did not convince stamina-wise when upped to 3m last month, after a break, but might have needed that outing, and his current mark is workable.

10/1

2nd

3

24th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

17:55 Hereford

Charles St

12st 2lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Quirky customer who came second several times over hurdles before Tom Broughton found a way to win on him at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in November; did not convince stamina-wise when upped to 3m last month, after a break, but might have needed that outing, and his current mark is workable.

10/1

Form: 32U-83

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Still not convinced he's too accommodatingly handicapped despite a further 1lb drop, but last month's Uttoxeter third (2m, soft) represented a good step up on his British debut effort, and all other place finishes (in Ireland) were gained over right-handers about as sharp as this track.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Skip Mahler

11st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mark Walford

Still not convinced he's too accommodatingly handicapped despite a further 1lb drop, but last month's Uttoxeter third (2m, soft) represented a good step up on his British debut effort, and all other place finishes (in Ireland) were gained over right-handers about as sharp as this track.

12/1

3rd

4

26th May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Skip Mahler

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

0-10 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and, following a break, was safely held on recent stable debut at Warwick (2m, good); that run might have done him good but others have more pressing claims here; hood refitted; suited by good and soft ground.

10/1

3rd

4

26th May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Skip Mahler

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

0-10 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and, following a break, was safely held on recent stable debut at Warwick (2m, good); that run might have done him good but others have more pressing claims here; hood refitted; suited by good and soft ground.

10/1

Form: 3410-6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Cashed in a career-low mark in a Catterick 0-105 in March (2m3f, soft); this looks easier than both assignments since, though whether she's shown quite enough in defeat in either to interest here is moot.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Could Be Trouble

11st 13lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Cashed in a career-low mark in a Catterick 0-105 in March (2m3f, soft); this looks easier than both assignments since, though whether she's shown quite enough in defeat in either to interest here is moot.

20/1

6th

9

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Aintree

Could Be Trouble

11st 5lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Cashed in a career-low mark at Catterick in March (2m3.5f, soft); class 2 she trailed home last in since was effectively only a 0-121, so can't say this represents a vastly easier assignment; others likelier.

25/1

6th

9

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Aintree

Could Be Trouble

11st 5lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Cashed in a career-low mark at Catterick in March (2m3.5f, soft); class 2 she trailed home last in since was effectively only a 0-121, so can't say this represents a vastly easier assignment; others likelier.

25/1

Form: 3/1-6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Sixth of 15 on last month's Ffos Las handicap debut (2m4f, good), chopped for space late on but not at all unlucky; still retains low mileage, and proven effectiveness on soft may yet come in handy tonight.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Queen Antoinette

11st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Sixth of 15 on last month's Ffos Las handicap debut (2m4f, good), chopped for space late on but not at all unlucky; still retains low mileage, and proven effectiveness on soft may yet come in handy tonight.

10/1

6th

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Queen Antoinette

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in Worcester bumper on debut in summer 2021 and returned from long absence to win five-runner novice hurdle at Bangor (2m3f, soft) in October; this is a much deeper race on handicap debut but she has plenty of scope for further progress and can evidently go well when fresh.

7/1

6th

4

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Queen Antoinette

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in Worcester bumper on debut in summer 2021 and returned from long absence to win five-runner novice hurdle at Bangor (2m3f, soft) in October; this is a much deeper race on handicap debut but she has plenty of scope for further progress and can evidently go well when fresh.

7/1

Form: 84F-74 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Raised highest mark defied another twice more in 2023, both times over 2m4f at Musselburgh (good to soft); consistency an issue since, albeit over less suitable trips the last twice; revival not implausible.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

14:00 Cartmel

Lone Star

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Won five handicaps two seasons back and has run creditably on occasions since, in a rather inconsistent record; continues down the weights but 2024 record does not make her the percentage call.

16/1

7th

5

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Lone Star

11st 12lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Raised highest mark defied another twice more in 2023, both times over 2m4f at Musselburgh (good to soft); consistency an issue since, albeit over less suitable trips the last twice; revival not implausible.

14/1

4th

2

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:00 Kelso

Lone Star

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

in rear, smooth headway on outer after 3 out, challenging approaching last, weakened run-in

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: /33P-5 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Winning a handicap of any sort continues to prove just beyond him, but hope lies with this drop back from 0-125 class and a mark which is at a two-year low; no trip or ground issues.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Not What It Seems

11st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Winning a handicap of any sort continues to prove just beyond him, but hope lies with this drop back from 0-125 class and a mark which is at a two-year low; no trip or ground issues.

25/1

5th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

20:28 Hexham

Not What It Seems

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, bad mistake and dropped to rear 7th, outpaced 2 out, kept on approaching last, never dangerous

10/1

5th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

20:28 Hexham

Not What It Seems

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, bad mistake and dropped to rear 7th, outpaced 2 out, kept on approaching last

10/1

Form: 326-31 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Uttoxeter win latest (2m4f, soft) was rich reward for his commendable consistency; not too easy to recommend for a follow-up given the previous win drought of over four years, but better place claims than many.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Mcgowans Pass

11st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Uttoxeter win latest (2m4f, soft) was rich reward for his commendable consistency; not too easy to recommend for a follow-up given the previous win drought of over four years, but better place claims than many.

13/2

1st

6

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Mcgowans Pass

10st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 3rd, outpaced and pushed along with one circuit to go, rallied 7th, good headway before 3 out, nudged along to lead before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, ridden out

8/1

1st

6

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Mcgowans Pass

10st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 3rd, outpaced and pushed along with one circuit to go, rallied 7th, good headway before 3 out, nudged along to lead before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, ridden out

8/1

Form: /2PP-4

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Several place finishes at 1m7f-2m in 2023 off up to 10lb higher, but not at all convincing over this sort of trip since, be that on soft or good ground; others more persuasive.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Mamoon Star

11st 11lb

J: Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

Several place finishes at 1m7f-2m in 2023 off up to 10lb higher, but not at all convincing over this sort of trip since, be that on soft or good ground; others more persuasive.

25/1

4th

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Mamoon Star

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up (albeit no match for winner) at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in October, after seven-month layoff, but ended 2023 with two very disappointing efforts on soft ground (2m4f/2m5f); could still have untapped potential over this sort of trip but needs to have been refreshed by latest break.

8/1

Form: 21P64- D

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Good-ground 2m4f winner in each of the past two summers, but below par following the latest of those off marks that shouldn't have proven prohibitive; returns from six months out with a mixed record fresh.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Presenting Pete

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John Mackie

Dropped out tamely after making the running at Market Rasen this month but that run came after a 195-day absence and he's now back on the same mark as for last summer's 5l win over C&D (good); not ruled out.

20/1

4

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

17:15 Market Rasen

Presenting Pete

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: John Mackie

Good-ground 2m4f winner in each of the past two summers, but below par following the latest of those off marks that shouldn't have proven prohibitive; returns from six months out with a mixed record fresh.

14/1

4th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:41 Doncaster

Presenting Pete

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Mackie

Kept on well to score by 5l at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in August and has good claims here if judged on that form but has looked out of sorts on both outings this autumn and needs to bounce back.

10/1

Non-runners

Jaxonne

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Payout
Exacta £23.70
Straight Forecast £21.84
Tricast £120.52
Trifecta £164.40

Selections

The Times:

Finn Lough

RP RATINGS:

Jaxonne

SPOTLIGHT:

Queen Antoinette

TOPSPEED:

Skip Mahler

The Star:

Lone Star

Daily Mail:

Charles St

D Express:

McGowan's Pass

Telegraph:

Finn Lough

The Guardian:

Finn Lough

Daily Mirror:

Finn Lough

Daily Record:

Finn Lough

POSTDATA:

Jaxonne

The Sun:

Queen Antoinette