Market Rasen

  • 17:05 Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f

  • Winner £1,365 2nd £401 3rd £200 4th £100
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.50s
  • Off time: 17:05:24
17:05 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Close Touch 4/5
2nd Willie Gunn (IRE) 3/1
3rd Goodtoknow 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 83- Maroon, White hoop and armlets, White cap, Maroon diamond Black Sambuca 21
5 11-2 C C Bealby T Messenger 16/117.00
2 72- Purple, orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Classic Case (IRE) 152
5 11-2 Ian Williams D C Costello 12/113.00
3 9- Light Green, Maroon sleeves Master Ted (IRE) 33
6 11-2 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 50/151.00
4 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Close Touch
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/51.80
5 Yellow, Grey star, sleeves and star on cap Goodtoknow
4 10-12 P D Niven B Hughes 15/28.50
7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Willie Gunn (IRE)
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 3/14.00
8 4- Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Cj Mackintosh 26
6 10-9 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison (5) 50/151.00
9 White, emerald green epaulets and sleeves, orange cap Elsie Sweet (IRE)
4 10-5 Ollie Pears K Renwick 25/126.00
10 7- Dark blue, light blue sleeves, black cap Kitridge Lane 26
4 10-5 t1 M E Sowersby Joe Colliver (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
6Wake Your Dreams (IRE)410-12Jennie CandlishSean Quinlan


Nicky Henderson has a promising newcomer in the first division and plenty will be doubling up on The Queen's Close Touch, who is a full brother to staying hurdler Open Hearted. This may be a bit sharp, however, and WILLIE GUNN's pedigree suggests he may have more speed. Owned by J P McManus, the selection's dam won over 1m2f on the Flat and over hurdles and, as well as being a full sister to the top-class Bob's Worth, is from the same family as a couple of classic winners. Black Sambuca looks the best of those with experience but should be no match for the newcomers.