Market Rasen

  • 15:30 PD Ports Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.20s
  • Off time: 15:31:00
15:30 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bar De Ligne (FR) 7/2
2nd Grandads Horse 3/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 761/00-1 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 137 3/101.30
2 5701-05 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-12 p S Gollings T Scudamore 7/24.50
3 221-8P4 Grey, Orange cross belts and sleeves, Royal Blue cap It's Me And You 6
5 10-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 20/121.00
4 2U5-544 Pink, Purple star, sleeves and star on cap Larkhall 20
6 10-12 M E Sowersby B Harding 70 50/151.00
5 471/7 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Mr Plod 40
8 10-12 J R Jenkins Brendan Powell 22/123.00
6 4/3347-8 Brown, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, Brown armlets, Light Blue cap Rocky Rebel 42
5 10-12 p C C Bealby T Messenger 33/134.00
7 0P390/8 Yellow, Purple stripe, Purple and Yellow hooped sleeves, striped cap Bobbisox (IRE) 54
8 10-5 A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 66/167.00

Verdict

GRANDADS HORSE is likely to be a very short price to follow up his course and distance victory three weeks ago. He's always looked like a chaser in the making and should double his tally over the larger obstacles with few of the others making much appeal on what they've shown so far. Bar De Ligne is a possible exception as he's won twice in decent company over hurdles but will need to jump a lot better than he did when well behind the selection on his chasing bow.