Market Rasen

  • 13:25 Book Online For Boxing Day 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.70s
  • Off time: 13:26:45
13:25 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Fontaine (IRE) 6/5
2nd Tequilla Bob (IRE) 11/2
3rd Bob Will (IRE) 100/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34/353-1 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap King Fontaine (IRE) 27
6 11-5 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 115 6/52.20
2 05- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Apache Blue (IRE) 282
5 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 25/126.00
3 976 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, WHITE cap Bob Will (IRE) 27
4 10-12 C Grant K Renwick 100/1101.00
4 44-44 White, mauve epaulets and armlets, mauve and white quartered cap Finlay 17
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 5/16.00
5 1-8 White, Red hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, hooped cap Frosty Lad (IRE) 25
5 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 5/16.00
6 5 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap South America (NZ) 12
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 16/117.00
7 217-66 PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, EMERALD GREEN stars Switched Off 25
4 10-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (7) 9/110.00
8 371/ DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Tequilla Bob (IRE) 592
5 10-12 C E Longsdon P J Brennan 11/26.50
9 444-089 Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Young Buddy 20
4 10-12 J M Jefferson Oliver Williams (7) 66/167.00
Non runners
105532-Shayaza510-5S GollingsK Mercer


KING FONTAINE got off the mark in style last time and should be up to defying a penalty ahead of Frosty Lad and Finlay. Malcolm Jefferson's gelding had some very solid looking bumper form when trained by Paul Nicholls and showed promise on hurdling debut when taking third behind Bensalem at Cheltenham. The horse then failed to build on those efforts before switching yards but immediately went some way to repaying connections when readily landing a novice hurdle over slightly further last time. The field were very well strung out behind that day and if the six-year-old lines up in this moderate race in similar form he will surely go close to adding to his tally. Should the slight drop in trip scupper the chances of the likely favourite then perhaps Frosty Lad can take advantage for Ferdy Murphy and Graham Lee. The gelding won a maiden point back in the spring before making a modest introduction under rules when well held over shorter at this track. Today's longer trip should suit the five-year-old though and with the stable in form he rates the main danger to our selection. Finlay is another who needs to step up on the form he's shown so far but may well do so now dropped in trip and facing softening conditions. The gelding is related to a number of horses who have shown their best form on soft ground so conditions should suit Donald McCain's charge who has so far struggled in similar company to that faced here. Apache Blue merits respect representing powerful connections and although this one has been held in bumpers it is interesting that the gelding was sent off a well-backed favourite for the first of them before trailing home in tenth. Off the track since February the market may tell us more about this one and similar comments apply to South America for O'Neill and McCoy. This Montjeu gelding showed signs of ability in a soft ground bumper and may improve for the switch to obstacles in a moderate affair. An ordinary race that is at the mercy of King Fontaine.