Market Rasen

  • 16:35 Office Friends Celebration Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.10s
  • Off time: 16:36:33
16:35 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 4/1
2nd The Society Man (IRE) 9/2
3rd Drumlang (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 555/226- Black, Royal Blue braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Unforgettable (IRE) 415
11 11-12 pt P Bowen Sean Bowen (7) 119 9/25.50
2 512-121 Orange, Black braces, striped sleeves River Purple 18
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t J Mackie Paul Moloney 114 9/25.50
3 3128-67 Dark blue, white star, red and white striped sleeves, dark blue cap, white stars Drumlang (IRE) 44
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-5 Ian Williams W T Kennedy 112 6/17.00
4 0455-44 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 54
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 111 4/15.00
5 228-255 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Sure Thing (FR) 15
8 11-3 h Micky Hammond Craig Nichol (5) 110 9/110.00
6 776458- Light blue, pink striped sleeves Riguez Dancer 109
Distance Winner
10 10-10 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 103 10/111.00
7 442623 Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap The Society Man (IRE) 15
Course Winner
7 10-5 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 98 9/25.50
8 53B-566 Emerald Green, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green spots Tregaro (FR) 18
Distance Winner
8 10-0 t M E Sowersby B Hughes 93 10/111.00


River Purple has won three of his last five and been second in the other two so clearly warrants plenty of respect, despite a rising mark. O'Callaghan Strand would have every chance on his best form but we might take a chance on DRUMLANG. He's had a short break since a couple of modest efforts at the start of the summer but would be hard to beat if reproducing the form of his second to Bar De Ligne at Musselburgh during the winter. Sure Thing is hard to predict and Unforgettable has a lengthy absence to overcome.