Market Rasen

  • 16:55 Geoffrey & Mollie Booth Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.80s
  • Off time: 16:55:45
16:55 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nez Rouge (FR) 17/2
2nd I'm The Decider (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 800-130 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap I'm The Decider (IRE) 24
9 11-12 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 9/43.25
2 UFU491/ BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Nez Rouge (FR) 695
10 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 108 17/29.50
3 4F3111 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 6
7 11-7 v C Gordon Tom Cannon (5) 105 11/43.75
4 613-U23 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap French Ties (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
9 10-12 pt Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 96 11/26.50
5 6/76P-22 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Simply Strong (IRE) 27
7 10-6 t C J Mann D A Jacob 90 2/13.00


Simply Strong was the subject of a gamble when going close at Newton Abbot in May but was put up 9lb for that effort and proved no match for Bold Perk at Hereford next time. French Ties is more exposed and was well beaten when favourite off this mark at Cartmel on his latest start, while Princely Hero is now 14lb higher than when his winning run began and may meet his match here in I'M THE DECIDER. Suited by fast ground and small fields, Jonjo O'Neill's charge had no chance off a much higher mark over hurdles at Worcester last time but a reproduction of an earlier winning effort at Huntingdon would probably suffice here.