Market Rasen

  • 14:15 BDN Construction Handicap Chase3m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.15s
  • Off time: 14:16:13
14:15 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Italian Master (IRE) 11/1
2nd The Magic Bishop 8/1
3rd Balbriggan (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03/234-3 Red, pink sleeves, red stars, pink cap, red star Italian Master (IRE) 172
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 120 11/112.00
2 212122- Red, Brown sleeves and cap Noakarad De Verzee (FR) 210
12 11-11 G R I Smyly Mr D Maxwell (7) 119 22/123.00
3 5165-13 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-11 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 119 11/43.75
4 1385P-5 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Ringa Bay 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 117 15/28.50
5 136P22- Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Balbriggan (IRE) 201
Beaten Favourite
6 11-7 M R Channon D Elsworth 115 3/14.00
6 11465P- Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Honest John 199
Distance Winner
9 11-7 S Gollings P Bohan (7) 115 6/17.00
7 1P-05P6 White, Mauve stars Very Stylish (IRE) 10
9 11-2 p Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 110 33/134.00
8 253F6-0 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap The Magic Bishop 186
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-13 J M Jefferson B Hughes 107 8/19.00
9 1644-42 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Call Me Mulligan (IRE) 144
Distance Winner
9 10-7 J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 101 14/115.00
10 5841F5 Emerald Green, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green spots Tregaro (FR) 29
7 10-4 t M E Sowersby Aidan Coleman 98 20/121.00

Verdict

Italian Master was third at Worcester on his chasing debut back in May. But Noakarad De Verzee had finished closer despite only managing sixth at Kelso in the same month and he makes more appeal. Balbriggan ended last season with a narrow-margin defeat at Newton Abbot and Call Me Mulligan may get involved on his return, but LITTLE CHIP could prove the one to beat. He was upped 7lb for an easy win over these fences in September but went close again at Fontwell last month and can land this off his current mark.