Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 14:20 40% Better Off On Betfair Sp 'prelude' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £25,048 2nd £7,400 3rd £3,700 4th £1,852
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off time: 14:20:48
14:20 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Palomar (USA) 20/1
2nd Tarkari (IRE) 16/1
3rd Astracad (FR) 9/2
4th Celticello (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-19182 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son of Flicka 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane (3) 138 25/126.00
2 2-21452 Pink and Black hoops, Pink sleeves, hooped cap Now This Is It (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 S R B Crawford A P McCoy 137 9/110.00
3 322/147- LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Oceana Gold 393
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 134 11/112.00
4 37B111 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Points of View 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 t K C Bailey S Quinlan (3) 132 15/28.50
5 16101/ Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap Higgy's Boy (IRE) 547
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 6/17.00
6 141236 White, Dark Green stars on sleeves and cap Dishdasha (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t Mrs A M Thorpe D Bass (5) 130 28/129.00
7 641057- Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 158
Nag me
5 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 16/117.00
8 762309- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Palomar (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 B Ellison F Davis (3) 125 20/121.00
9 61503-0 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Baccalaureate (FR) 131
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 125 20/121.00
10 2550-11 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 141
Nag me
4 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 125 9/25.50
11 70-831F White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Grand Lahou (FR) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 12/113.00
12 3/161F-F Black and Orange check, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Orange diamond Master Nimbus 23
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 J J Quinn R McGrath 124 20/121.00
13 411203- Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Diktalina 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-8 t1 Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (7) 120 25/126.00
14 3-42321 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap Celticello (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-8 M G Quinlan Jack Quinlan (7) 120 22/123.00
15 4-11061 White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Dunaskin (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-8 b R C Guest G Lee 120 25/126.00
16 344-153 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Stage Acclaim (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-7 Dr R D P Newland Giles Hawkins (5) 119 9/110.00
17 44900-0 White and Purple check, White sleeves, Purple armlets Amazing King (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 10-7 P A Kirby K James (7) 119 10/111.00

Verdict

Astracad has won his last two starts for Nigel Twiston-Davies, who has his string in fine form, but a 15lb rise for the latest of those successes makes this more difficult and it may be worth siding with GRAND LAHOU. Tim Vaughan's gelding had a slight lead before falling over fences at Ffos Las last month and may be worth backing on his return to hurdles. Nicky Henderson's Higgy's Boy is capable but has a long absence to overcome, while Kim Bailey's Points of View has been harshly punished by the handicapper for his recent wins at Worcester and Bangor. Don McCain's Son of Flicka faces no easy task under his big weight and of more interest may be Emma Lavelle's Oceana Gold, particularly if the market speaks in his favour.