Market Rasen

  • 14:55 Victor Lucas Memorial Novices' Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £5,529 2nd £1,624 3rd £812 4th £405
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.00s
  • Off time: 14:55:44
14:55 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ashfield's Dream (IRE) 9/1
2nd Mr Moonshine (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/01264- Royal Blue, Pink hoop Ashfield's Dream (IRE) 216
6 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 120 9/110.00
2 122232 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Ballyvesey (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 v P Bowen B Hughes 120 7/24.50
3 18U30-3 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap C'Monthehammers (IRE) 30
7 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies David England 117 6/17.00
4 663621 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Diaco (IRE) 42
Course Winner
6 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 119 4/15.00
5 41/2-163 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mr Moonshine (IRE) 14
6 11-3 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (5) 120 11/43.75
6 21327-3 Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 17
Course Winner
6 11-3 N G Richards B P Harding 118 9/25.50


A competitive novices' chase in which it may pay to take a chance with ASHFIELD'S DREAM. The Irish point winner showed a decent level of form over hurdles with his six length second to Quantitativeeasing at Newbury probably his best effort but his future was always going to lie over the larger obstacles and he may be able to make the perfect start to his chasing career. Ballyvesey merits respect having finished in the money on eight of his nine runs over fences and he should put his experience to good use whilst Diaco has shown progressive form in handicaps and may have more to offer. C'Monthehammers didn't run too badly at Carlisle and may be able to improve on that form over a trip which should also suit Premier Sagas and chasing newcomer Mr Moonshine.