14:25 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Bet Online Now! starsports.bet Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,119 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 148y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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1
50623
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Cloudy Glen (IRE)  25 

b g Cloudings - Ribble (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Better than result first 2 runs over hurdles and duly improved when second at Warwick (2m, heavy) last month. Not so good at Wincanton subsequently but he's likely to do better at some point.

Better than result first 2 runs over hurdles and duly improved when second at Warwick (2m, heavy) last month. Not so good at Wincanton subsequently but he's likely to do better at some point.

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2
2-167
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Purple, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, white star (Mrs J A Wakefield)

Djarkevi (FR)  127 

b g Khalkevi - Onvavoir (Diableneyev)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

£68,000 purchase out of the pointing field but has made a disconcerting start to Rules career having been well held in bumper/novice hurdle.

£68,000 purchase out of the pointing field but has made a disconcerting start to Rules career having been well held in bumper/novice hurdle.

3
1FP
iT
Purple, white seams, armlets and cap (Martyn And Elaine Booth)

Ey Up Rocky 92 

b g Dylan Thomas - Polo (Warning)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Bumper winner who shaped encouragingly before falling 3 out on hurdles bow for new connections at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. Irregular heartbeat when pulled up at Taunton since. Possibly best watched.

Bumper winner who shaped encouragingly before falling 3 out on hurdles bow for new connections at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. Irregular heartbeat when pulled up at Taunton since. Possibly best watched.

4
800
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Red, white cross belts, checked sleeves (Head Lad Partnership)

Head Lad (FR)  13 

b g Linda's Lad - Orabelle (Freedom Cry)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Little impact in maiden/novice hurdles and easily passed over.

Little impact in maiden/novice hurdles and easily passed over.

5
487
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Dark blue, large pink spots, pink cap (Mrs S Smith)

It's Buster (IRE)  14 

b g Stowaway - Late Guest (Gothland)

7 11-2
-
7 11-2
-

Fair fourth in a bumper at Catterick on debut in November has gone backwards since. Likely to need more time.

Fair fourth in a bumper at Catterick on debut in November has gone backwards since. Likely to need more time.

6
3
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Purple, emerald green star, mauve cap (A Dawson & Mrs K Campbell)

L'inganno Felice (FR)  14 

br g Librettist - Final Overture (Rossini)

8 11-2 h
-
8 11-2 h
-

Fairly useful on Flat and shaped well when third of 10 in novice at Carlisle (17f, soft, 12/1) on hurdling debut a fortnight ago. Should do better.

Fairly useful on Flat and shaped well when third of 10 in novice at Carlisle (17f, soft, 12/1) on hurdling debut a fortnight ago. Should do better.

7
P12/9-P5
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Orange, large light green spots, light green sleeves, orange spots (Exors Of Late George Brookes & Family)

Loch Garman Aris (IRE)  36 

b g Jammaal - See Em Aime (Little Bighorn)

8 11-2
-
8 11-2
-

Bumper winner at the end of 2015 but lightly raced and well held completed starts over hurdles since.

Bumper winner at the end of 2015 but lightly raced and well held completed starts over hurdles since.

8
1/4-9
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Royal blue, pink hoop (Mr & Mrs William Rucker)

Out Of Style (IRE)  173 

b g Court Cave - Portanob (Be My Native)

7 11-2
-
7 11-2
-

Bought for €80,000 after winning a point in 2015. Fair fourth in a bumper at Stratford on debut, but well held sent hurdling at Chepstow in October. Should do better.

Bought for €80,000 after winning a point in 2015. Fair fourth in a bumper at Stratford on debut, but well held sent hurdling at Chepstow in October. Should do better.

9
43887P
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Purple and yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, yellow and dark blue hooped cap (Castle Racing & Partner)

Russian Rascal 30 

b g Kyllachy - Russian Ruby (Vettori)

5 11-2 t
85
5 11-2 t
85

Poor maiden on the Flat who remains with one standout effort over hurdles. Easy to look elsewhere.

Poor maiden on the Flat who remains with one standout effort over hurdles. Easy to look elsewhere.

10
39
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Maroon and pink diamonds, maroon sleeves, pink stars, maroon cap, pink star (Mrs J A Niven & Angus Racing Club)

Simply Mani 57 

ch g Sulamani - Simply Mystic (Simply Great)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Pleasing start when third in a Catterick bumper on debut in December, but failed to progress next time. Switches to hurdles.

Pleasing start when third in a Catterick bumper on debut in December, but failed to progress next time. Switches to hurdles.

11
iT
Purple, light blue cross belts, white sleeves and cap (Laura Morgan Racing Club)

Ted's Brother (IRE)  (28F) 

b g Fath - Estertide (Tagula)

10 11-2
-
10 11-2
-

Fair handicapper on the Flat, stays 1¾m, runner-up last time. Limited appeal now jumping.

Fair handicapper on the Flat, stays 1¾m, runner-up last time. Limited appeal now jumping.

12
F2
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Black, grey sleeves, black stars (Rebel Racing (2))

Thistimenextyear 27 

gr g New Approach - Scarlet Empire (Red Ransom)

4 10-11 h
-
4 10-11 h
-

Fairly useful on Flat in 2017. Still in the lead when falling 3 out on hurdling debut and some encouragement when runner-up on completed start at Huntingdon since. Place claims.

Fairly useful on Flat in 2017. Still in the lead when falling 3 out on hurdling debut and some encouragement when runner-up on completed start at Huntingdon since. Place claims.

Verdict

THISTIMENEXTYEAR has had mixed success over hurdles so far having fallen on debut, but was staying on well when second at Huntingdon last time and a repeat of that can see him go extremely close here. Point winner Out Of Style has had his issues but retains plenty of potential, while Ey Up Rocky may be somewhat underrated having pulled up and fallen the last twice, but shaped well in both encounters. Cloudy Glen is another with solid claims and could build on his latest effort having shown plenty of talent when second behind the handy Piton Pete at Wincanton.

Verdict

CLOUDY GLEN's form looks more than good enough to win a race of this nature, and he's a confident selection to get off the mark for a yard recently back amongst the winners. L'Inganno Felice should have learnt plenty from his encouraging hurdles debut a fortnight ago, and can pose the main threat.

15:00 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Call Star Sports On 08000 521 321 Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,238 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f 139y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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62253F
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Purple, grey star, armlets and star on cap (The Mojan Partnership)

Just Milly (IRE)  141 

b m Milan - Out Performer (Persian Bold)

7 11-12 h
123
7 11-12 h
123

Largely consistent in handicaps during 2017, that despite failing to get her head in front. Handicapper proved slow to relent as a result but she has gone well after a break before.

Largely consistent in handicaps during 2017, that despite failing to get her head in front. Handicapper proved slow to relent as a result but she has gone well after a break before.

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2-31411
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Red, black chevrons, grey sleeves, red cap (Drew & Ailsa Russell)

Sweet Holly 214 

b m Kayf Tara - Presuming (Mtoto)

7 11-8
119
7 11-8
119

Progressed nicely last summer, landing 3 of her last 4 starts, posting a career-best performance for the latest of them at Kelso (20.8f) in September. Handicapper has had his say, though.

Progressed nicely last summer, landing 3 of her last 4 starts, posting a career-best performance for the latest of them at Kelso (20.8f) in September. Handicapper has had his say, though.

3
935123
iT
Black, white star, white sleeves, black stars, black cap, white star (Mr Tim Wood)

Iconic Sky 15 

gr m Sixties Icon - Kentucky Sky (Cloudings)

5 11-8 p
119
5 11-8 p
119

Improved to gain a first handicap success in 11-runner event here (18.6f) in February. Good second next time and worth treating as still in top form given circumstances around latest Fakenham third.

Improved to gain a first handicap success in 11-runner event here (18.6f) in February. Good second next time and worth treating as still in top form given circumstances around latest Fakenham third.

4
314-41P
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Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

War Creation (IRE)  60 

b m Scorpion - Creation (Definite article)

6 11-6
117
6 11-6
117

Fitter for reappearance and showed improved form when 6-length winner in the mud at Haydock (19f) in December. Clearly not 100% when disappointing at Ludlow (21f) in February.

Fitter for reappearance and showed improved form when 6-length winner in the mud at Haydock (19f) in December. Clearly not 100% when disappointing at Ludlow (21f) in February.

5
53F19P
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Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Calvados Racing)

Rouergate (FR)  25 

b m Sageburg - Rouge Des Champs (Robin Des Champs)

5 11-4
115
5 11-4
115

Didn't need to improve to get off the mark over 16.6f here (soft) in February. Hasn't got anywhere near that level either outing since, though.

Didn't need to improve to get off the mark over 16.6f here (soft) in February. Hasn't got anywhere near that level either outing since, though.

6
383403
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Light blue and red (quartered), hooped sleeves, white cap (Midtech 1)

Midtech Valentine 22 

b m Act One - Eveon (Synefos)

7 11-1
112
7 11-1
112

Four-time winner over hurdles who returned to very best form when beaten 1 length in to third at Haydock (18.8f) last month. Up 4 lb for that but claims with a repeat.

Four-time winner over hurdles who returned to very best form when beaten 1 length in to third at Haydock (18.8f) last month. Up 4 lb for that but claims with a repeat.

7
04341
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Red, royal blue diamond, armlets and cap (D Pain & Sons)

Love Lane (IRE)  58 

b m Stowaway - Inquisitive Look (Montjeu)

5 11-1
112
5 11-1
112

Maiden pointer who left hurdles debut form behind when taking a mares' novice hurdle at Exeter (16.8f) in February, finding plenty to lead late on. Step up to 2½m an obvious plus on that evidence.

Maiden pointer who left hurdles debut form behind when taking a mares' novice hurdle at Exeter (16.8f) in February, finding plenty to lead late on. Step up to 2½m an obvious plus on that evidence.

Verdict

SWEET HOLLY loves decent ground and the multiple winner who won two in a row when last seen in the autumn can provide a welcome winner for the Ruth Jefferson team, who have had a quiet time of it of late. Haydock winner War Creation was disappointing last time at Ludlow but can bounce back here, while Just Milly is well treated on the best of her form and John Mackie's tough mare can get involved.

Verdict

ICONIC SKY, a winner over slightly shorter here in February, has essentially remained in form since, and she could be the way to go admittedly in a competitive contest. Handicap-debutante Love Lane and Midtech Valentine rate next best.

15:30 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Follow Us On Twitter At starsports_bet Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 5f 89y

Good to Soft

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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422/431
iT
Red, black sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Miss V M Williams)

One Style (FR)  12 

b g Desert Style - Arieta (Pistolet Bleu)

8 11-12
108
8 11-12
108

Off the mark for current stable when making all in determined fashion at Hereford earlier in the month. Remains well treated following just a 5 lb rise, so could well follow up if in the same mood.

Off the mark for current stable when making all in determined fashion at Hereford earlier in the month. Remains well treated following just a 5 lb rise, so could well follow up if in the same mood.

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61-76P7
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Yellow, dark blue stripe (Three Counties Racing)

Kingston (GER)  36 

br g Dylan Thomas - Katy Carr (Machiavellian)

9 11-10
106
9 11-10
106

Backed at long odds when opening account for Tony Carroll over fences at Ffos Las last spring. It's been a struggle since, but handicapper given him a chance since last run.

Backed at long odds when opening account for Tony Carroll over fences at Ffos Las last spring. It's been a struggle since, but handicapper given him a chance since last run.

3
PP2-44P
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Red and grey stripes, red sleeves and cap (Mrs C P Lees-Jones)

San Pietro (FR)  29 

b g Poliglote - Sainte Berinne (Bering)

10 11-6 b1
102
10 11-6 b1
102

Has gone backwards from a mildly encouraging reappearance this year, but struck into last time and falling in the weights all the while, so can't be dismissed trying blinkers for the first time.

Has gone backwards from a mildly encouraging reappearance this year, but struck into last time and falling in the weights all the while, so can't be dismissed trying blinkers for the first time.

4
54-9676
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Orange, emerald green epaulets, hooped cap (Reassuringly Racy Club)

Amuse Me 37 

gr g Daylami - Have Fun (Indian Ridge)

12 10-7 t p
89
12 10-7 t p
89

Hasn't got his head in front for a while and all 4 starts earlier this term below par, no better for a change of stable (left James Moffatt) at Musselburgh last time.

Hasn't got his head in front for a while and all 4 starts earlier this term below par, no better for a change of stable (left James Moffatt) at Musselburgh last time.

5
671-263
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, royal blue armlets (Mr M Barnes)

Apache Pilot 323 

br g Indian Danehill - Anniejo (Presenting)

10 10-4 t p
86
10 10-4 t p
86

Successful and placed a couple of times at Hexham last spring and his mark remains fair, but hard to know whether he's fit enough to do himself justice back from a 10-month absence.

Successful and placed a couple of times at Hexham last spring and his mark remains fair, but hard to know whether he's fit enough to do himself justice back from a 10-month absence.

6
7-P6655
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Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves, light green and dark green quartered cap (Mr V Thompson)

Chanceofa Lifetime (IRE)  8 

ch g Beneficial - Bounty Queen (King's Ride)

11 10-0
82 2
11 10-0
82 2

Has shown little returning from lengthy absence this season. Others preferred.

Has shown little returning from lengthy absence this season. Others preferred.

7
4P5P3P
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Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Court Painter (IRE)  14 

b g Court Cave - Comings (Grand Lodge)

8 10-0 p
82 3
8 10-0 p
82 3

Point winner who seemed to excel himself when third of 8 over C&D in March, but completely failed to back it up. Hard to fancy from out of the weights.

Point winner who seemed to excel himself when third of 8 over C&D in March, but completely failed to back it up. Hard to fancy from out of the weights.

Verdict

Venetia Williams has hit belated form in the last few weeks and her ONE STYLE, a handy winner at Hereford last time, can follow up here from just a 5lb higher mark. Kingston is now just 2lb higher than his last winning mark and has solid claims, while Donald McCain's 10-year-old San Pietro let down favourite backers last time at Bangor, but a return to good ground and the application of blinkers could do the trick.

Verdict

SAN PIETRO hasn't got going for Donald McCain as yet, but there was an excuse for his poor run last time and he looks really well treated in the context of this weak handicap chase, so it's worth taking a chance that he's back on his game today. One Style is an obvious danger following his gutsy Hereford success and Apache Pilot could go well if fully tuned up.

16:00 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Davy Russell's Exclusive Weekly Blog At starsportsbet.co.uk Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,094 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f 139y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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21-32F1
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Black and white check, red and white striped sleeves (Mr C N Barnes)

Colonial Dreams (IRE)  28 

b g Westerner - Dochas Supreme (Supreme Leader)

6 11-6
131
6 11-6
131

Second to Black Op at Doncaster in January and off the mark in 19f Ascot maiden (soft) last month. Good chance he can follow up.

Second to Black Op at Doncaster in January and off the mark in 19f Ascot maiden (soft) last month. Good chance he can follow up.

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432537
iT
White, black hoop, red sleeves and cap (Roemex Ltd)

Haasab (IRE)  27 

b g Sakhee - Badweia (Kingmambo)

5 11-0 h1
-
5 11-0 h1
-

Modest in bumpers and seems to be going the wrong way over hurdles, well beaten at Huntingdon last time. Fitted with a hood.

Modest in bumpers and seems to be going the wrong way over hurdles, well beaten at Huntingdon last time. Fitted with a hood.

3
187-6
iT
Beige and black stripes, black and red hooped sleeves, beige and black hooped cap (Mrs Vanessa Ramm)

Infinite Sun 136 

b g And Beyond - Kingussie Flower (Scottish Reel)

7 11-0 t
-
7 11-0 t
-

Bumper winner here last season but 16/1 and tailed off on course hurdle bow in December. Given a break since. Too soon to write off but needs to leave that run well behind.

Bumper winner here last season but 16/1 and tailed off on course hurdle bow in December. Given a break since. Too soon to write off but needs to leave that run well behind.

4
0
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Langness (IRE)  13 

b g Milan - Bally Robin (Fourstars Allstar)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

25/1, tenth of 12 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Ludlow (21f, good to soft) on debut 13 days ago, not knocked about. May do better.

25/1, tenth of 12 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Ludlow (21f, good to soft) on debut 13 days ago, not knocked about. May do better.

5
5-724
iT
Orange, dark blue chevron, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, dark blue star (Mr C D Carr)

Tayzar 127 

b g Kayf Tara - Matilda Too (Definite article)

7 11-0
- WS
7 11-0
- WS

Found only one too strong on course hurdle bow in November. Failed to build on that when fourth at Doncaster the following month but still likely to provide the main threat to Colonial Dreams.

Found only one too strong on course hurdle bow in November. Failed to build on that when fourth at Doncaster the following month but still likely to provide the main threat to Colonial Dreams.

6
PPPP4P
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Red, yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr V Thompson)

Trust Me I'm A Dr (IRE)  9 

b g Dr Massini - Friendly Flick (Anshan)

9 11-0
79
9 11-0
79

Little solid form in various company.

Little solid form in various company.

Verdict

COLONIAL DREAMS finally got his act together over hurdles when scoring for the first time over timber last month and having taken his time to come to the boil, he can follow up now having beaten some useful rivals that day at Ascot. Tayzar shaped with promise in the early part of this season, in particular when second at this track to Dans Le Vent, and he can have more to come following a wind operation. Haasab is hooded first time for Laura Morgan and any market support should be noted.

Verdict

COLONIAL DREAMS came good in maiden company at Ascot last month and appears to have been found an excellent opportunity to follow up. Tayzar showed plenty of promise when runner-up here in November and is the one likely to give Nicky Henderson's charge most to do.

16:35 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

starspreads.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,238 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 148y

Good (Good to Soft in places)

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Form
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Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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231533
iT
Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves and cap (Quartet)

Otter Moon 27 

b g Midnight Legend - Highland Dawn (Primitive Rising)

6 11-12
124
6 11-12
124

Made it sixth time lucky over hurdles at Perth (20f) in July. Another good placed effort at Huntingdon last month and he looks sure to give is running again.

Made it sixth time lucky over hurdles at Perth (20f) in July. Another good placed effort at Huntingdon last month and he looks sure to give is running again.

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3-1F2P7
iT
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Mr A Brooks)

Du Soleil (FR)  36 

ch g Zambezi Sun - Cykapri (Cyborg)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winning reappearance in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in November. Good second in a Leicester handicap in January and better than the result both starts since. Needs considering.

Winning reappearance in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in November. Good second in a Leicester handicap in January and better than the result both starts since. Needs considering.

3
4-21314
iT
Royal blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, royal blue armlets (Mr R G Whitehead)

Generous Day (IRE)  75 

b g Daylami - Our Pride (Generous)

6 11-1
113
6 11-1
113

Career best when taking 11-runner handicap hurdle at this course (18.6f, soft) in December. Undone by a rise in the weights back here since and further progress required to defy this mark.

Career best when taking 11-runner handicap hurdle at this course (18.6f, soft) in December. Undone by a rise in the weights back here since and further progress required to defy this mark.

4
376241
iT
Maroon, white hooped sleeves (Mr John Wade)

Drums Of War (IRE)  40 

b g Youmzain - Min Asl Wafi (Octagonal)

6 10-10 p
108
6 10-10 p
108

Fair in bumpers and in first-time cheekpieces, showed much-improved form to get off the mark in 7-runner handicap at Sedgefield (16.8f) last month. May do better still.

Fair in bumpers and in first-time cheekpieces, showed much-improved form to get off the mark in 7-runner handicap at Sedgefield (16.8f) last month. May do better still.

5
14
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing X, Mr T P & D McMah)

Toboggan's Fire 57 

b m Firebreak - Toboggan Lady (Tobougg)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fairly useful on the Flat, and won 7-runner mares’ novice at Musselburgh on hurdles debut (15.6f) in January. Shaped like a non-stayer since. NON RUNNER.

Fairly useful on the Flat, and won 7-runner mares’ novice at Musselburgh on hurdles debut (15.6f) in January. Shaped like a non-stayer since. NON RUNNER.

6
363-986
iT
Grey, maroon seams, maroon sleeves, grey seams, grey cap, maroon star (Mrs Wendy Wesley, Mr Nick Kent)

The Grinder (IRE)  78 

b g Arcadio - Bincas Beauty (Kayf Tara)

6 10-6
104
6 10-6
104

Looked to be going the right way towards the end of last season and possibly still needed the run at Musselbrugh in February. Considered with top conditional in the saddle.

Looked to be going the right way towards the end of last season and possibly still needed the run at Musselbrugh in February. Considered with top conditional in the saddle.

Verdict

Drums Of War should appreciate the drying ground but has gone up 5lb for winning a weak race at Sedgefield, while Du Soleil has proved disappointing of late but does represent a handler in fine form at present. OTTER MOON was rested after breaking his duck at Perth last summer and has held his own off this mark since returning, particularly the last twice, and that consistency gets him the nod.

Verdict

THE GRINDER appears to have been working his way back to form/fitness, and he could be worth chancing with top conditional James Bowen in the saddle. Otter Moon ought to be thereabouts again.

17:05 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Call Star Spreads On 00353 1884 8114 Handicap Chase (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Winner £7,408 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f 191y

Good to Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
20-85P1
iT
Emerald green, red hoops, emerald green cap (Mr R J Jackson)

Gonalston Cloud (IRE)  24 

gr g Cloudings - Roseoengus (Roselier)

11 11-12 p
129
11 11-12 p
129

Back to form when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Wetherby (24.2f, good to soft, 14/1) 24 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Should go well again off 4 lb higher.

Back to form when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Wetherby (24.2f, good to soft, 14/1) 24 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Should go well again off 4 lb higher.

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2
421F-03
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mike And Eileen Newbould)

Return Flight 50 

b g Kayf Tara - Molly Flight (Saint Cyrien)

7 11-6
123
7 11-6
123

Hurdle/chase winner for Dan Skelton who possibly needed return at Aintree in October. Had a spin in jumpers bumpers on debut for this yard last time and remains with potential over fences.

Hurdle/chase winner for Dan Skelton who possibly needed return at Aintree in October. Had a spin in jumpers bumpers on debut for this yard last time and remains with potential over fences.

3
1P4472
iT
Black, red cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mr G R Orchard & Mrs J M Gray)

Wolf Sword (IRE)  5 

b g Flemensfirth - Dame O'neill (Dr Massini)

9 11-4
121
9 11-4
121

Added another chase success to his tally at Wetherby in November and back to that level when second at Carlisle 5 days ago. Player if backing that up.

Added another chase success to his tally at Wetherby in November and back to that level when second at Carlisle 5 days ago. Player if backing that up.

4
78/251-1
iT
Dark green and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Gay And Peter Hartley)

Huff And Puff 12 

b g Azamour - Coyote (Indian Ridge)

11 11-4
121
11 11-4
121

Multiple winner on Flat and winning hurdler in 2014. Off mark over fences at fourth attempt at Taunton and followed up 13 months later at Hereford recently. Big player if this doesn't come too soon.

Multiple winner on Flat and winning hurdler in 2014. Off mark over fences at fourth attempt at Taunton and followed up 13 months later at Hereford recently. Big player if this doesn't come too soon.

5
67/5125
iT
Maroon, mauve striped sleeves (Thoroughbred Ladies 1)

Until Winning (FR)  32 

b g Kapgarde - Fripperie (Bojador)

10 11-3
120
10 11-3
120

Took advantage of a drop in the weights to gain his first win for the best part of 3 years here (21.4f) in January and shaped as if still in form next 2 starts.

Took advantage of a drop in the weights to gain his first win for the best part of 3 years here (21.4f) in January and shaped as if still in form next 2 starts.

6
5U-6694
iT
Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars (Local Parking Security Limited)

Mr Shantu (IRE)  164 

b g Shantou - Close To Shore (Bob Back)

9 11-3 p
120
9 11-3 p
120

No real promise in 4 runs this season but mark is on the slide and remains unexposed over fences.

No real promise in 4 runs this season but mark is on the slide and remains unexposed over fences.

7
04-8PB6
iT
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap (Foxtrot Racing: Ready Token)

Ready Token (IRE)  77 

gr g Flemensfirth - Ceol Tire (Roselier)

10 11-0 t
117
10 11-0 t
117

Front runner who won back-to-back 3m handicaps at Warwick in 2016. Lightly raced and not so good since, though.

Front runner who won back-to-back 3m handicaps at Warwick in 2016. Lightly raced and not so good since, though.

8
5222P3
iT
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves (D&d Armstrong Ltd)

An Laoch (IRE)  37 

b g Flemensfirth - Petite Ballerina (Oscar)

6 10-7 t p1
110
6 10-7 t p1
110

Improved on hurdles form when filling runner-up spot first 3 chase tries and not disgraced on return from 3-month absence at Musselburgh last time. Headgear on.

Improved on hurdles form when filling runner-up spot first 3 chase tries and not disgraced on return from 3-month absence at Musselburgh last time. Headgear on.

Verdict

A drop in distance made all the different for GONALSTON CLOUD as he thumped a competitive field at Wetherby 24 days ago. James Bowen's claim takes away most of the 4lb rise that has followed, and the veteran looks set to run big again given his liking for this track and ground. Return Flight looks open to further improvement on just his second start for Rebecca Menzies, while Huff And Puff won well despite a drift in the betting at Hereford last time.

Verdict

GONALSTON CLOUD was back to his best when winning at Wetherby last time and James Bowen helps offset a 4 lb rise. Huff And Puff defied a long absence at Hereford 12 days ago and is a big danger if this doesn't come too soon, while Return Flight remains with potential over fences.

17:40 Market Rasen 22 Apr 2018

Visit Star Sports In Mayfair W1K 1AZ Intermediate Open NH Flat Race (Class 5) (4YO to 6YO)

Winner £2,274 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 148y

Good to Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
7-
iT
Red, white hoop, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots (Mr Dave Carter)

E Si Si Muove (IRE)  527 

b g Galileo - Queen of France (Danehill)

6 11-0
-
6 11-0
-

Brother to fair hurdler Guard of Honour. 50/1 and well held in Newcastle (AW) bumper in November 2016.

Brother to fair hurdler Guard of Honour. 50/1 and well held in Newcastle (AW) bumper in November 2016.

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2
iT
Emerald green, dark blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star (Miss L Egerton)

Fixed Asset 

b g Dr Massini - Sharayna (Generous)

6 11-0
-
6 11-0
-

Dr Massini gelding. Dam unraced.

Dr Massini gelding. Dam unraced.

3
223
iT
Black, pink spots (Mr Francis Mahon)

Inheritance Thief 29 

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Red And White (Red Ransom)

6 11-0
- WS2
6 11-0
- WS2

Fair form in 3 bumpers and clearly has it in him to win a race like this.

Fair form in 3 bumpers and clearly has it in him to win a race like this.

4
2
iT
Red, black chevron, black and red chevrons on sleeves (Oap Syndicate)

Legal Eyes (IRE)  141 

br g Court Cave - Grass Tips (Bob Back)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Ran well when second in Bangor bumper on debut in December, looking clued up and keeping on. That form looks decent for the grade, open to improvement and big shout.

Ran well when second in Bangor bumper on debut in December, looking clued up and keeping on. That form looks decent for the grade, open to improvement and big shout.

5
77
iT
Dark blue, red hoop, red sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Mr C Drew)

Mr Snips 65 

b g Indian Haven - Madam'x (Xaar)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Down the field in a couple of bumpers this year.

Down the field in a couple of bumpers this year.

6
5
iT
Red, yellow cross belts, light blue sleeves, red armlets, light blue cap (The Northern Triangle)

Northern Soul 150 

ch g Presenting - Our Ethel (Be My Chief)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Half-brother to 5 winners, including smart hurdler/useful maiden chaser Attaglance. Should have come on for C&D debut in November.

Half-brother to 5 winners, including smart hurdler/useful maiden chaser Attaglance. Should have come on for C&D debut in November.

7
3
iT
Dark green, red diagonal stripes (Mr Brian Davis)

Rockery Garden (IRE)  265 

b g Wareed - Rock Garden (Bigstone)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Should be better for last summer's debut at Newton Abbot, though not seen since.

Should be better for last summer's debut at Newton Abbot, though not seen since.

8
iT
Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, armlets and diamonds on cap (Horne, Hudson, Nolan & Ryans)

Elton Des Mottes (FR)  

b g Maresca Sorrento - Ouhetu Des Mottes (Ungaro)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

£65,000 3-y-o, Maresca Sorrento gelding. Dam 15f-19f hurdle winner. Makes plenty of appeal on paper.

£65,000 3-y-o, Maresca Sorrento gelding. Dam 15f-19f hurdle winner. Makes plenty of appeal on paper.

9
iT
Black, pink cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, pink cap (Mrs Patricia Pink)

Midnight Sonata (IRE)  

b g Big Bad Bob - Symphonique (Epervier Bleu)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

€45,000 3-y-o, Big Bad Bob gelding. Dam fairly useful hurdler/fair chaser.

€45,000 3-y-o, Big Bad Bob gelding. Dam fairly useful hurdler/fair chaser.

10
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves and cap (Mr H Posner)

Mr Scrumpy 

b g Passing Glance - Apple Days (Sovereign Water)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Passing Glance gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Rosemary Russet. Dam, point winner, half-sister to useful chaser (stayed 29f) Strongbows Legend. One to note on debut.

Passing Glance gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Rosemary Russet. Dam, point winner, half-sister to useful chaser (stayed 29f) Strongbows Legend. One to note on debut.

11
55
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star (Mr C J Grindal & Mr J Scarrow)

Orkan 120 

b g Shirocco - Zefooha (Lomitas)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Down the field in bumpers at the end of 2017.

Down the field in bumpers at the end of 2017.

12
iT
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Andrew Brooks & Oliver Atkin)

The Grey Enforcer (FR)  

gr g Gris De Gris - Bleue Et Bleue (Loup Solitaire)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Gris De Gris gelding. Half-brother to Lutin des Taillons. Dam ran once over hurdles, lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

Gris De Gris gelding. Half-brother to Lutin des Taillons. Dam ran once over hurdles, lightly-raced maiden on Flat. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

13
iT
Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs Diana L Whateley)

Vamanos (IRE)  

b g Fame And Glory - Bean Ki Moon (King's Theatre)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

€90,000 3-y-o, Fame And Glory gelding. Dam, unraced, out of useful 2m hurdle winner Titled Dancer. Highly respected on debut.

€90,000 3-y-o, Fame And Glory gelding. Dam, unraced, out of useful 2m hurdle winner Titled Dancer. Highly respected on debut.

Verdict

Legal Eyes has had a 141-day break since finishing second at Bangor on debut and should go well again, while Rockery Garden makes his first appearance since July and merits respect for a trainer with a solid record in bumpers. Midnight Sonata, The Grey Enforcer and Elton Des Mottes all have nice pedigrees and could be nice long-term prospects, but this can go to Olly Murphy and VAMANOS. A 90,000 euros purchase last year, the son of Fame And Glory is related to a couple of decent Flat winners and should have the pace for this.

Verdict

LEGAL EYES showed plenty when second on debut at Bangor in December and could be the one to beat with that experience under his belt. Newcomers Vamanos, Elton des Mottes and The Grey Enforcer all make some appeal on paper.