Market Rasen

  • 15:50 NAFW Golf Society Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:56
15:50 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Benefit (IRE) 2/1
2nd Stick Together 5/2
3rd Oh Right (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2534-73 Orange, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Top Benefit (IRE) 52
10 11-12 K C Bailey J M Maguire 95 2/13.00
2 721-3PP Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pickworth (IRE) 250
Distance Winner
7 11-10 P A Kirby J Reveley 93 8/19.00
3 5-74344 Brown, Orange braces, Orange cap Stick Together 21
Course Winner
9 11-9 b J M Jefferson Harry Haynes (3) 92 5/23.50
4 P0P624 Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Laughing Game 11
Course Winner
8 10-13 Miss L Hurley S P Jones 82 10/111.00
5 314444 Light Green, Orange sash and armlets, White cap Muntami (IRE) 190
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-9 John Harris Joe Colliver (7) 78 14/115.00
6 406045 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars The Mighty Mod (USA) 10
5 10-0 M C Chapman Gary Rutherford (5) 70 10/111.00
7 999777 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Oh Right (IRE) 21
8 10-0 b1 Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke (3) 65 8/19.00
8 P4U9P-P Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Rester Vrai (FR) 58
7 10-0 t1 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (7) 58 40/141.00
9 7U7P80 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots A P Ling 19
5 10-0 C N Kellett J M Davies 52 100/1101.00

Verdict

The Mighty Mod appears modest while Oh Right, Rester Vrai and A P Ling are racing from out of the handicap proper. Pickworth and Muntami return following a lay-off while Stick Together hasn't shown a great deal in a couple of starts over the larger obstacles, though is rated 9lb higher over hurdles. Laughing Game is improving with experience, however, though he's going struggle to confirm a head verdict over TOP BENEFIT when the pair were second and third behind Esteem at Ludlow as Kim Bailey's grey is now 8lb better off. The top weight looks the one to beat.