Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 12:55 Vulrory's Clown Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.80s
  • Off time: 12:55:38
12:55 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Pink (IRE) 7/4
2nd Gwyre (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 11-5 S Gollings K Mercer 7/42.75
2 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Al Qeddaaf (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/13.00
3 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Rawaaj 42
Nag me
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr Paul Benson (5) 18/119.00
4 3B Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Space Telescope (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (5) 13/27.50
5 082 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Gwyre (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 10-5 T D Easterby R McGrath 103 9/25.50

Verdict

A tricky opener in which SPACE TELESCOPE is given the chance to bounce back from being brought down last time ahead of newcomer Al Qeddaaf and the penalised Sergeant Pink. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding showed distinct promise on hurdling debut when taking third at Sandown, having also looked a horse of some potential during a brief flat career when trained by John Oxx. The horse was unluckily brought down early on when seeking to build on that initial promise but can be given a chance to atone here in what is probably a weaker race. Sergeant Pink is the only winner in the line-up having scored over course and distance back in November. That effort on ground similar to todays suggested the colt might be able to defy a penalty in similar company but the opposition here is slightly tougher and Steve Gollings' inmate may struggle to give weight away to all of his rivals. A bigger danger to the selection may emerge in the shape of Al Qeddaaf. The three-year-old showed smart enough form on the level when with Willy Haggas, most notably when scoring on soft ground at Yarmouth back in June. Rated 77 in that sphere and having joined a yard going well this gelding is worth monitoring for support making his debut over timber at the right level. Of the other two runners Rawaaj was only modest on the flat and looks the stable second-string and so Gwyre is of more interest having stayed on dourly to chase home a better fancied stablemate last time. That effort was a marked improvement on all previous form but it may just be the horse relished softening conditions and with similar likely today he could derive further improvement from that run and take a hand in the finish. Just five runners but not the easiest race to unravel and we'll side with Space Telescope.