Market Rasen

  • 15:05 BBC Lincolnshire Mike Molloy Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,398 2nd £699 3rd £350
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.88s
  • Off time: 15:05:38
15:05 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Magic Bishop 8/1
2nd Silver Roque (FR) 4/1
3rd Bobbisox (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 273061 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap The Magic Bishop 28
6 11-12 J M Jefferson James Halliday (5) 107 8/19.00
2 7665 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tippering (IRE) 14
6 11-10 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (5) 105 6/17.00
3 7533 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Silver Roque (FR) 31
5 11-9 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 104 4/15.00
4 4792-3P LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Quetzal (IRE) 37
Beaten Favourite
6 11-8 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 103 13/27.50
5 6-14855 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE diamond, RED sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE quartered cap Dipity Doo Dah 16
Course Winner
7 11-3 P Bowen Michael Byrne (7) 98 5/16.00
7 21P-636 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Burnthill (IRE) 226
6 10-9 Miss C Dyson T J Phelan (3) 90 11/112.00
8 2-P570P Yellow, Purple stripe, Purple and Yellow hooped sleeves, striped cap Bobbisox (IRE) 13
6 10-9 A M Hales T J O'Brien 90 10/111.00
9 33 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Leopard Hills (IRE) 139
4 10-8 Mrs A M Thorpe R Johnson 100 8/19.00
10 570-068 Yellow, red cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, red cap, yellow star Everdon Brook (IRE) 39
6 10-7 B I Case C Poste 88 25/126.00
11 532P54 White, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Galley Slave (IRE) 16
6 10-7 M C Chapman Mr O Garner (7) 88 16/117.00
12 57995 Black, White inverted triangle, halved sleeves Chadwell Spring (IRE) 86
5 10-0 M E Sowersby C I Gillies 77 25/126.00
Non runners
6P5-2377Himrayn811-1Mrs A L M KingGerard Tumelty96


Quetzal looked a progressive type with good runs at Chepstow and Kempton last year but didn't appear to enjoy softer conditions at Plumpton early last month. The Magic Bishop was well beaten at around this trip at Uttoxeter and Wetherby in the autumn and it was over the minimum distance that he bounced back to form at Newcastle. SILVER ROQUE, a winner on the Flat in France, has looked as though a longer trip was needed when placed over two miles on his last two starts and this should prove ideal. He gets the vote over Galley Slave, who doesn't look badly treated and ran quite well in similar company here last time.