Market Rasen

  • 13:20 Rachel Butcher Happy Birthday Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m 1f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.80s
  • Off time: 13:20:46
13:20 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Pink (IRE) 14/1
2nd King's Counsel (IRE) 40/1
3rd Warrior One 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211 Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Dark Oasis 17
3 11-12 M C Chapman Mr A E Kinirons (7) 127 8/19.00
2 3 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 10
3 10-12 A Crook M O'connell (5) 7/18.00
4 4 Red, dark green stars, white sleeves Heredias (GER) 17
3 10-12 George Baker A Tinkler 20/121.00
5 0 Yellow, Orange star King's Counsel (IRE) 10
3 10-12 p1 J Hetherton R McGrath 40/141.00
6 56 Red, White epaulets, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Lakeman (IRE) 25
3 10-12 B Ellison G Lee 20/121.00
7 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Mille Chief (FR) 258
3 10-12 A King R Thornton 8/111.73
8 PURPLE, GREY star Nayessence 12
3 10-12 t M W Easterby Mr O Greenall (3) 100/1101.00
9 Purple, White spots, White sleeves, Purple spots, White cap Reel Bluff 36
3 10-12 N Wilson K Renwick 150/1151.00
10 947 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Richo 4
3 10-12 S A Harris A Pogson (3) 94 66/167.00
11 Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, black cap, red star Sergeant Pink (IRE) 12
3 10-12 S Gollings K Mercer 14/115.00
12 Black, yellow diamond, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Warrior One 153
3 10-12 J Howard Johnson D C Costello 8/19.00
13 Royal blue, pink triple diamond, pink and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Bahamian Ceilidh 33
3 10-5 B N Pollock Alex Merriam (5) 250/1251.00
14 PF MAROON and WHITE stripes, MAROON sleeves, quartered cap Gold Maha 50
3 10-5 M E Sowersby B Harding 250/1251.00
Non runners
3Comprimario (IRE)310-12N A Twiston-DaviesP J Brennan
15Whispering Spirit (IRE)310-5Mrs A DuffieldP Aspell

Verdict

MILLE CHIEF, Dark Oasis and Bocamix are the three to concentrate on here and the vote goes to Mille Chief. The selection looked a useful sort on the level in France and he has to be shortlist material on his British debut. He is sure to have been well-schooled for his bow over hurdles and with the yard in good form he gets the nod. Dark Oasis has won his last two races, most recently at Ludlow when he beat Bedarra Boy. He looks useful at this level but he was far from convincing last time and the juice in the ground is not sure to play to his strengths. Bocamix shaped with plenty of promise on his British debut at Newcastle last month when he chased home Monsieur Jourdain. He has ground conditions to suit and he should go well. The Howard Johnson-trained Warrior One scored on soft ground on the flat and he is one to note in the market on his debut over timber. However, Mille Chief makes most appeal and gets the vote.