Market Rasen

  • 13:45 Read Paul Nicholls Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £4,472 2nd £1,286 3rd £643
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.90s
  • Off time: 13:46:06
13:45 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Extreme Conviction (IRE) 13/2
2nd Santera (IRE) 9/4
3rd Wester Ross (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 253B12- Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 155
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 120 8/19.00
2 0070D-0 Yellow, White Cross of Lorraine, Black and Yellow striped cap Gaspara (FR) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-11 b D Pipe T Scudamore 119 14/115.00
3 127728- White, Yellow epaulets and sleeves Wester Ross (IRE) 22
6 11-10 J M P Eustace Felix de Giles 118 5/16.00
4 1-46116 Yellow, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves Extreme Conviction (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
6 11-7 John Berry W T Kennedy 115 13/27.50
6 11-P341 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Santera (IRE) 6 (ex7)
6 11-3 p J L Flint R Flint 104 9/43.25
7 01/0 Red and Emerald Green (halved), Red sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Tibetan Dragon (IRE) 30
6 11-1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 109 16/117.00
8 0/200-40 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Adare Manor (IRE) 97
6 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 9/25.50
9 F745- Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Pollen Jock (IRE) 179
6 10-9 C C Bealby T Messenger 103 33/134.00
10 3/03-064 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 20
6 10-6 t M F Harris C Poste 100 12/113.00
Non runners
5500-62FDark Energy611-4M ScudamoreT Scudamore112

Verdict

John Flint's SANTERA won with any amount in hand at Uttoxeter on Sunday and he is hard to oppose despite his penalty for that success and gets the vote to do just that with the main danger rated as Stopped Out. Kate Walton's gelding showed improved form when last seen in April and he has to be given every chance if ready for his first outing for several months. Michael Scudamore's Dark Energy looked beaten before falling three out at Hereford but has had a confidence booster on the level since then, while John Berry's Extreme Conviction now seems a shade high in the weights. Market support for either Gaspara or Wester Ross would be of interest but it is hard to get away from Santera.