Market Rasen

  • 15:20 Harry Hall 'Happy 80th Birthday' Handicap Chase 2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:37
15:20 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Chip (IRE) 6/1
2nd Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 852132 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 64
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 110 5/23.50
2 56/046-4 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 28
7 11-12 t Mark Gillard T J Phelan 110 5/16.00
3 3PP433 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Pyracantha 14
Course Winner
8 11-9 v1 Jennie Candlish J M Maguire 107 2/13.00
4 0F2P55 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 32
6 11-9 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 107 6/17.00
5 725700 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-9 t Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes 107 25/126.00
6 3/12341- Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Golden View (IRE) 561
8 11-9 Karen McLintock B Hughes 107 17/29.50
Non runners
7U31P20Farewellatmidnight710-12A M HalesP Buchanan96


This looks a tricky puzzle to solve as The Big Freeze is probably high enough in the weights now while Little Chip is still a maiden and is difficult to predict. Pyracantha likes it here and could go close in a first-time visor but Solway Bay and Farewellatmidnight need to improve on recent form and Golden View is returning from a lengthy absence. ICE 'N' EASY was quite highly tried over hurdles and showed definite signs of promise on his chasing bow at Exeter when just behind three decent novices. He may well find the necessary improvement to land this.