Market Rasen

  • 14:55 3 Devices, 1 Price Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.90s
  • Off time: 14:57:18
14:55 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Old Pals Act (IRE) 5/4
2nd Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 684166- Black, brown stars, black sleeves and cap Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 106 5/23.50
2 3162F7- Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Dungeness 29
6 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 105 8/19.00
3 4222P3- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Old Pals Act (IRE) 238
6 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 103 5/42.25
4 5P6411- Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Tayarat (IRE) 23
Course Winner
9 11-1 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 95 7/18.00
5 14353/P- Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap The Society Man (IRE) 16
Course Winner
7 10-12 M C Chapman Mr John Dawson (5) 92 20/121.00
6 0/26679- Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Spiekeroog 23
8 10-12 A D Brown David England 92 10/111.00


McCoy has a decent chance again in this on Old Pals Act but his mount remains on a high enough mark and struggles to get his head in front. Dungeness could be clumsy over hurdles and fell on his only previous try over fences. He'll have to be careful over these tricky obstacles but Tayarat has been a reformed character and is on a hat-trick, though is 8lb higher than for his latest success at Southwell. GHOST OF A SMILE is still a bit of a baby but did win over hurdles at Huntingdon in March and should do even better now tackling fences. He has more scope than these and can defy top weight.