Market Rasen

  • 17:25 Whistle And Flute Tribute Night Handicap Chase2m 2f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.40s
  • Off time: 17:25:14
17:25 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st North Stack 11/10
2nd Qoubilai (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5UF421 Mauve, Pink stars, Mauve cap, Pink star Zazamix (FR) 12
Nag me
7 12-4 v A Crook Adam Nicol (7) 111 11/26.50
2 U0860/1- Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Qoubilai (FR) 168
Nag me
8 11-11 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 104 7/24.50
3 439645 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Border Reiver 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-9 t T D Easterby R McGrath 102 7/24.50
4 597-326 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap North Stack 71
Nag me
6 11-6 K C Bailey J M Maguire 99 11/102.10
5 58PP6B Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Kercabellec (FR) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
14 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (7) 64 40/141.00

Verdict

Kercabellec is a long way out of the handicap but the other quartet all have some sort of chance. Border Reiver is now 3lb lower than when completing a quick double at Wetherby last May, though has been below par since and was well behind Zazamix at that track last month. Adam Nicol's claim all but wipes out the latter's weight rise for a subsequent win and he should go close, but North Stack failed to match the form of his Uttoxeter second when well beaten at Warwick on New Year's Eve. QOUBILAI is something of an unknown quantity in that he hasn't raced since comfortably landing an Irish point-to-point in September last year but Tim Vaughan is hardly likely to have sent him up from south Wales for the good of his health and he could be well treated on his handicap debut.