Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 16:15 Don Noble Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.10s
  • Off time: 16:24:25
16:15 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Va'vite (IRE) 14/1
2nd First In The Queue (IRE) 7/2
3rd Swampfire (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 03P08-1 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 132 7/24.50
3 11110-0 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Cape Express (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-13 N J Henderson D Bass 131 6/17.00
4 3100-21 Dark Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and Light Blue quartered cap Smalib Monterg (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 pt Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 131 5/16.00
6 88651-4 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-10 p1 P A Kirby R McGrath 128 7/18.00
7 37706-1 White, Dark Green braces, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, White star Kayaan 37
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-9 Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods (3) 127 6/17.00
8 222UP-4 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Caravel (IRE) 35
Nag me
9 10-9 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 127 33/134.00
10 216144- Emerald Green, Orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Swampfire (IRE) 211
Nag me
5 10-6 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 124 11/26.50
11 154-212 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 49
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-5 A Middleton Paul Moloney 123 14/115.00
12 57/4211- Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Mojolika 30
Nag me
5 10-2 T D Easterby Brian Harding 120 8/19.00
Non runners
111405-3Local Hero (GER)611-12S GollingsT Scudamore144
553-1112Life And Soul (IRE)610-12D McCain JnrNon Runner130
902451-2Forresters Folly710-6A KingW Hutchinson124

Verdict

A cracking contest for the time of year and no doubt a few of these will be back for the Summer Hurdle in a couple of weeks' time. Local Hero won that Listed race last year with Kayaan back in third. The top weight, last seen when just ahead of Rumble of Thunder in the Swinton Hurdle, may be capable of confirming form with May's course and distance winner on similar terms. First In The Queue took advantage of a drop in grade to score at Aintree last month and McCoy keeps the ride. But Nicky Henderson also runs Cape Express, who'll strip fitter for his run at Stratford while Smalib Monterg was placed twice on the Flat last month. Life And Soul's winning run was ended by Saint Roque at Newton Abbot but that was no disgrace while Va'vite and Mojolika are fit and in form. FORRESTERS FOLLY was in danger of becoming disappointing before springing a surprise at Ascot in April. He showed that was no fluke when narrowly failing to 12lb to a useful novice at Taunton and might be a bit of value on his handicap debut.