Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 15:40 Phs Group Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,927 2nd £860 3rd £430 4th £215
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.44s
  • Off time: 15:40:52
15:40 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foxesbow (IRE) 3/1
2nd Dark Gentleman 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P2548F BLACK, YELLOW cross belts and sleeves, RED cap Grand Award 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 100 9/43.25
2 70P-59P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Foxesbow (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 94 3/14.00
3 254183/ Light Blue, White spots, Light Blue sleeves, White cap Jubilee George 584
Nag me
10 11-2 C N Kellett T Messenger 90 12/113.00
4 859403 Dark blue, red hoop, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Donovan (NZ) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-0 p R C Guest G Lee 88 3/14.00
6 15474-P Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Ortega (FR) 10
Nag me
8 10-2 p J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (7) 76 9/110.00
7 PP06-05 Red, large Yellow spots Dark Gentleman 13
Nag me
7 10-0 Mrs E Slack Tjade Collier 72 6/17.00
Non runners
5331252Stolen Light (IRE)910-13A CrookB Hughes87

Verdict

Grand Award may well have won over hurdles at Ffos Las last time if not for slipping after the last flight, but this is only his second chase and the switch back to this sphere from top weight gives him plenty of work to do to see off STOLEN LIGHT. Andy Crook's gelding has been dropped a handy 2lb since finishing runner-up over course and distance last time, and while he can throw in the odd below-par effort he is generally consistent. Usually a good jumper and with almost a stone less to shoulder than Donald McCain's top weight, we will side with him. Donovan is 2lb worse off with our pick than when they were both behind Persian Gates here and so won't find it any easier.