Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 13:10 Phs Paper Products Claiming Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,055 2nd £599 3rd £300
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.87s
  • Off time: 13:10:36
13:10 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hernando's Boy 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3243F3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kilshannig (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-6 bt Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 94 14/115.00
2 1P5P3-1 White, Royal Blue disc, striped sleeves and spots on cap Rathcor 46
Nag me
8 11-2 Ian Williams Trevor Whelan (7) 128 1/31.33
3 13F532/ Black, Yellow triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow diamond Hernando's Boy 16
Nag me
9 11-0 K G Reveley J Reveley 128 8/19.00
5 6-P1441 Light Blue, White star Liberty Seeker (FR) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-10 John A Harris Matt Crawley (7) 109 13/27.50
Non runners
46/22855-Calfraz810-10Micky HammondF Davis98

Verdict

It's a slight surprise to see RATHCOR at this level following a ready handicap success at Huntingdon but he's taken to make the most of the opportunity. Ian Williams has his string in fine fettle and his gelding should have little trouble despatching these, despite the fact that 2m3f is very much a minimum and recent history suggests he's best caught fresh. Those fears are allayed by the lack of feasible opposition, headed by Hernando's Boy whose recent spin on the flat should've done him good. That said it was a rather tame display at Catterick and there has to be some doubt as to whether he's worthy of his official BHA rating. Kilshannig has a regressive profile so Liberty Seeker, who has three course wins in the bag and should have no trouble staying the trip, is the only other feared.