Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 14:25 Racing Uk On Channel 432 Novices' Handicap Chase3m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 1.60s
  • Off time: 14:26:21
14:25 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bay Cherry (IRE) 11/8
2nd Stagecoach Diamond 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22141-4 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Fabalu (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 124 2/13.00
2 311/42-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Bay Cherry (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-4 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 116 11/82.38
3 5711/3-F ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Supreme Builder 39
Nag me
8 11-3 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 115 9/25.50
4 422-284 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Diamond 20
Nag me
10 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Mr S Byrne (5) 111 8/19.00
5 55257F Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Maidstone Mixture (FR) 13
Nag me
4 10-0 Paul Murphy K Mercer 92 16/117.00

Verdict

Another depleted field but one that should provide a straightforward opportunity for BAY CHERRY, with Fabalu and Supreme Builder the two most likely to cause an upset. Howard Johnson's two time point-to-point winner had taken time to find his feet over fences before scoring with plenty in hand off a mark of 111 last time out. That six-length success would've been further had the race been run at today's increased trip and with softening conditions holding no terrors for the gelding connections will be disappointed if he can't make it two from two in handicap company here. Fabalu has to carry top weight here but should be capable of running a big race for the in-form Donald McCain yard. The gelding won under similar conditions two starts ago and on the face of it a mark of 124 wouldn't appear too bad but he was beaten some 18 lengths by the selection last time and a 5lb pull in the weights really shouldn't be enough to alter positions here given that both horses were returning from an absence and there appeared nothing fortunate about the result that day. Nevertheless, Fabalu might be able to improve enough to take second this time. Supreme Builder fell in a decent novice chase on his reappearance back in October. If showing no ill effects from that incident Ferdy Murphy's charge should be competitive off this mark, just 1lb higher than that achieved in winning a novice hurdle last season, and so this son of Supreme Leader merits a look. Of the other two Maidstone Mixture looks up against it despite receiving weight from all of his rivals whilst the consistent Stagecoach Diamond finds winning a struggle and so we return to Bay Cherry who rates a confident choice.