Today's racecards

Market Rasen

  • 14:45 Lincs Turkeys Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.20s
  • Off time: 14:46:39
14:45 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gorey Lane (IRE) 3/1
2nd Glen Countess (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1P5816 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pickworth (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 p P A Kirby Nathan Moscrop (7) 97 7/24.50
4 4-17636 White, Dark Blue spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Unwanted Gift (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 11-11 pt A Hobbs Charlie Huxley 96 13/27.50
5 445-12P Yellow, Maroon braces Glen Countess (IRE) 47
Nag me
5 11-10 t1 B G Powell K Renwick 95 11/43.75
6 P07-434 Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Gorey Lane (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-5 J R Norton A P Lane 90 3/14.00
7 53254-U MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs S J Smith T Messenger 87 3/14.00
Non runners
14P2132Billy Cuckoo (IRE)612-4T Coyle2nd Preference103
363-414BTruckers Benefit (IRE)711-11Tim Vaughan2nd Preference96

Verdict

Unwanted Gift does have winning form on heavy ground over fences, at Hereford in May, and that's enough to earn Andy Hobbs' gelding a place on the short-list in this modest heat even though he was well beaten in a selling hurdle 10 days ago. Billy Cuckoo was only beaten half-a-length on heavy going at Carlisle recently and races off the same mark here but he was earlier beaten 19 lengths behind PICKWORTH over 2m4f here. The latter should be able to confirm that form on 9lb worse terms and can return to winning ways having got taken off his feet on quicker ground at Musselburgh next time.