Market Rasen

  • 14:20 TJS Van & Truck Rental 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.35s
  • Off time: 14:21:39
14:20 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gee Hi (IRE) 4/1
2nd Spirit Of Shankly 1/6


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 7-344P3 White, red chevron, red sleeves, white spots, white and red striped cap Best Excuse 30
6 11-1 Jennie Candlish Charlie Huxley 20/121.00
3 7044 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Crackerjack 60
6 11-1 h Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 66/167.00
4 1/1-2 Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap Gee Hi (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 11-1 C R Egerton Jimmy McCarthy 4/15.00
5 1-00 Black, red cross of lorraine, black and white check sleeves, red cap Lord Navits (IRE) 18
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 25/126.00
7 71-133 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Spirit Of Shankly 115
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 127 1/61.17
Non runners
11207Benefit Cut (IRE)711-1Mrs P RobesonNon Runner
62-29Separate Shadows (FR)511-1D McCain JnrJ M Maguire
810-3Yes Daddy (IRE)511-1K A RyanB J Toomey


SPIRIT OF SHANKLY hasn't run since November but Charlie Longsdon's stable has started to show signs of life again lately and the five-year-old's form, particularly his close third in a Listed race at Kempton in October, is head and shoulders above that of his rivals here. Benefit Cut failed to build on his second at Leicester in November but there should be more to come from Bangor second Gee Hi while Separate Shadows was placed in a couple of bumpers last year. Yes Daddy ran in the Grade 2 Aintree bumper last spring and should strip fitter for his reappearance.