Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 16:00 Smart-GF Kids Beacon Of Hope Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.10s
  • Off time: 16:02:51
16:00 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chalk It Down (IRE) 10/11
2nd Mr Shantu (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 226P34 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Lucky Landing (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 T Coyle D C Costello 123 11/26.50
3 44412-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Chalk It Down (IRE) 78
Nag me
5 11-8 t1 W Greatrex A P McCoy 121 10/111.91
4 U6-1333 Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Mr Shantu (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 v1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 120 7/18.00
5 7-82171 RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Iguacu 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 R J Price R Johnson 106 10/34.33
6 8023-77 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Parc des Princes (USA) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 b N G Richards Harry Challoner (3) 105 10/111.00
Non runners
181S66-7Hawkhill (IRE)811-12D PipeNon Runner125

Verdict

A P McCoy has already won twice on Chalk It Down and keeps the partnership intact as Warren Greatex's charge returns from a short break. Iguacu was clearly suited by the step up in trip at Stratford as he won by 16 lengths. This is a hotter contest, however, while McCoy could presumably have ridden Mr Shantu if he'd been inclined. HAWKHILL usually races in much better company and is back on a winning mark. He gets the nod today as Lucky Landing has been struggling to get his head in front lately and Parc Des Princes is also on a bit of a losing run.