Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 13:55 Don Noble Bookmakers Handicap Chase3m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 23.60s
  • Off time: 13:56:01
13:55 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tank Buster 5/1
2nd And Whatever Else (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 132P/U-1 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Tank Buster 178
Nag me
9 11-12 C J Gray R J Killoran (3) 101 5/16.00
2 1-9060F DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap And Whatever Else (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-11 Mrs S J Smith Mr A E Kinirons (7) 100 8/19.00
3 52U-F77 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Teenando (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Mr S Byrne (5) 99 4/15.00
4 P5UP0-4 Dark Blue and Yellow diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Carryduff 25
Nag me
8 11-7 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 96 9/25.50
5 465-505 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Anglican (FR) 19
Nag me
8 11-4 b S Lycett K Mercer 93 6/17.00
6 86P3F4 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Fourpointone 29
Nag me
8 11-2 p M Scudamore J Kington (5) 91 9/43.25

Verdict

Just the six runners for this handicap chase over a stamina sapping 3m5f and of them we like TANK BUSTER who can take this from Fourpointone and Teenando. The selection has been off the track since landing a handicap chase for Tim Vaughan back in June and whilst it is a slight concern that he's since left the Welsh handler there can be no doubting the emphatic nature of that win and, just 5lbs higher today, the nine-year-old has rock solid credentials having run well when back from a break previously. The gelding has won on ground described as soft as well as good and so whatever the weather brings we can be confident this horse will cope and he rates a solid betting proposition. The main dangers in the line-up look to be well handicapped horses who have been out of form and selecting the best of them is difficult, but we'll put Fourpointone forward as the most likely challenger. Michael Scudamore's gelding is back down to his last winning mark and although that decisive success back in the spring came on much livelier ground the eight-year-old had previously scored on soft at Warwick off just a pound lower than today's rating so must be respected. The horse needs a trip and so will relish the extra three furlongs he has here and will doubtless be staying on for pressure when others have cried enough. Teenando is another who looks feasibly weighted having been dropped a couple of pounds since his last run but it is a concern that all of the geldings wins have come at Carlisle and so perhaps a supporting role is the best Sue Smith's runner can hope for. In a race where all six have some sort of chance Carryduff may be the next best, now 3lbs lower than when winning at Towcester back in 2008. It is questionable whether the horse remains up to winning off a mark of 96 though and despite Graham Lee's assistance in the saddle he is passed over, as is Anglican who is yet to win since arriving from France. Plenty of possible winners but the one with the least questions to answer is Tank Buster and he gets the vote.