Market Rasen

  • 12:50 John Deere Juvenile Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.70s
  • Off time: 12:50:41
12:50 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Opera 8/11
2nd Philharmonic Hall 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31 Dark Blue, Orange armlets Philharmonic Hall 15
Distance Winner
3 11-5 R A Fahey B Hughes 115 13/82.62
2 4 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Baharat (IRE) 15
3 10-12 R C Guest D C Costello 10/111.00
3 5 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Bodie 12
3 10-12 Mrs P Sly David England 50/151.00
4 YELLOW, RED stars, RED sleeves, YELLOW armlets, RED cap Minkie Moon (IRE) 162
3 10-12 Mark Campion Harry Haynes (3) 150/1151.00
5 Orange, royal blue sleeves, orange armlets Old Boy Ted 30
3 10-12 M H Tompkins Matthew Batchelor 50/151.00
6 23 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 22
3 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 112 8/111.73
7 Maroon, white and maroon halved sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap Erycina (IRE) 21
3 10-5 N Wilson B J Toomey (5) 125/1126.00

Verdict

Philharmonic Hall couldn't manage a win in 18 starts on the Flat but has already broken his duck over timber, coming home eight lengths clear of Tarantella Lady at Hexham after finishing a fair third at Haydock. He has the beating of Baharat on the form book but may struggle to give 7lb to ROYAL OPERA, who was just beaten on his debut at Aintree before finishing third at Bangor and had subsequent Huntingdon winner Unex Picasso behind on both occasions. The others are hard to fancy.