Market Rasen

  • 14:40 Roy Molyneux 80th Birthday Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.20s
  • Off time: 14:41:27
14:40 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No No Mac (IRE) 11/4
2nd Kilgefin Star (IRE) 13/2
3rd Act Alone 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-21 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Act Alone 60
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 11/82.38
2 3-10134 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Kilgefin Star (IRE) 87
Nag me
6 11-9 M Smith Adam Nicol (5) 116 13/27.50
3 51-2341 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap No No Mac (IRE) 62
Nag me
5 11-9 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 121 11/43.75
4 634-1 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape York 303
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-2 J M Jefferson B Hughes 14/115.00
5 PF1-125 White, Purple cap Jimmy The Jetplane (IRE) 44
Nag me
6 11-2 K C Bailey J M Maguire 13/27.50
6 1865 Black, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Lemons Ground 52
Nag me
5 11-2 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 16/117.00
7 404 Black, red epaulets, armlets and cap Supari 20
Nag me
5 11-2 S-J Davies W Kennedy 80/181.00
8 PP3 White, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Classical Chloe 20
Nag me
6 10-9 t Sara Ender Mr R Winks (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Kilgefin Star has struggled in subsequent starts since winning at Kelso in October and it remains to be seen how No No Mac gets on penalised for winning in testing ground over a longer trip at Southwell. ACT ALONE makes more appeal despite his penalty as Nicky Henderson's charge finished well clear of the field when scoring at Doncaster in January. He can follow-up in this. Jimmy The Jetplane ran well for a long way on his debut before fading away and bumper winner Cape York is worth noting as he goes hurdling for the first time.