Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 14:30 Magners Golden Draught Novices' Chase2m 2f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.00s
  • Off time: 14:31:08
14:30 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gallox Bridge 7/4
2nd Volcan Surprise (FR) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42/241-3 BLACK, WHITE hoops, EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Avoca Promise (IRE) 38
Nag me
8 11-0 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 125 85/403.12
2 811U-24 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Gallox Bridge 53
Nag me
8 11-0 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 118 7/42.75
3 43200-3 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond Megastar 11
Nag me
8 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 125 3/14.00
4 22324-P Purple, primrose diamond, collar and sleeves, quartered cap Volcan Surprise (FR) 70
Nag me
5 10-12 A King W Hutchinson 115 11/112.00
5 63-4534 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Countess Comet (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-7 p C C Bealby T Messenger 115 10/111.00

Verdict

MEGASTAR was runner-up to Owen Glendower at Huntingdon on his last start over fences a year ago. The winner went on to be placed at the Cheltenham Festival and Gary Moore's charge has returned to form lately himself with a win on the Polytrack and a third in a well-contested jumpers' bumper at Kempton. He is fancied to come out on top here ahead of the five-year-old Volcan Surprise, who has proved a little disappointing over hurdles but may well be invigorated by a switch to fences. Avoca Promise is also worthy of a mention as he didn't run badly when third to Module at Newbury and Charlie Egerton's eight-year-old is preferred to Gallox Bridge and the mare Countess Comet.