Market Rasen

  • 16:45 Tom Halliday Memorial Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.50s
  • Off time: 16:49:49
16:45 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Compton Blue 8/1
2nd Sagredo (USA) 8/1
3rd Violets Boy (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7422-13 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Valleyofmilan (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr James Cowley (8) 118 3/14.00
2 14519-4 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Compton Blue 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 b A King Killian Moore 114 8/19.00
3 1U89F-2 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Violets Boy (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 11-6 t B G Powell Brendan Powell 112 7/24.50
4 216250- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sagredo (USA) 23
Nag me
9 11-4 v1 Jonjo O'Neill D J Benson (6) 110 8/19.00
5 36P5-22 Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves Father Shine (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-10 S A Harris Trevor Whelan 102 10/111.00
6 3150-35 Beige, Maroon stars The Fox's Decree 5
Nag me
9 10-6 pt M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 98 4/15.00
7 89236-3 Black, White star, White sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, White star Manshoor (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 10-3 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (3) 95 10/111.00
8 5-01U95 Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 18
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 t A Middleton Mr Charlie Deutsch (5) 89 12/113.00
9 P003-53 Pink, Light Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap Exit To Freedom 37
Nag me
7 10-0 p N Bycroft Craig Nichol (5) 88 14/115.00
Non runners
1060243F-Oniz Tiptoes (IRE)1210-0N BycroftGarry Lavery86


SAGREDO was strongly fancied for a handicap on the Flat at Chepstow last month but the ground turned against him. He looks well at present and, potentially leniently treated back over hurdles, can recapture the winning thread here. Manshoor has shown no real improvement for a drop down the weights while Violets Boy was still beaten nine lengths when second at Southwell and more is needed. Valleyofmilan may still be a few pounds too high but Compton Blue is only a pound higher than when winning at Huntingdon in the autumn and makes more appeal than Father Shine and The Fox's Decree, who are better over fences.