Market Rasen

  • 14:10 Clugston Lincolnshire National 3m 5f

  • Winner £7,473 2nd £2,194 3rd £1,097 4th £549
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 46.30s
  • Off time: 14:10:20
14:10 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merlin's Wish 9/4
2nd Musical Wedge 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P66-112 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Orange Nassau (FR) 18
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 115 9/43.25
2 135P-81 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 32
9 11-12 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 115 9/25.50
3 1/24-221 Purple and red diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Merlin's Wish 36
8 11-9 M Keighley T Siddall 112 9/43.25
5 PP1-4F4 Yellow, Black seams, Black sleeves, Yellow seams, Black cap Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 13
10 11-6 B Leavy L Heard 109 9/110.00
7 0-45254 Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 9
7 11-0 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 103 10/111.00
8 6P422P Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Ballyvoneen (IRE) 33
8 10-0 N B King T Messenger 87 7/18.00
Non runners
4465P-U6Honest John911-9S GollingsS Thomas112
6P42F-23Nom de Guerre (IRE)1111-4B De HaanM D Grant107


Merlin's Wish won over 4m at Hexham last month so will have no problem staying this trip. Despite an 8lb higher mark, he should be in the firing-line again and makes more appeal than Towcester scorer Musical Wedge. Last year's winning stable is represented by Honest John, who won off a higher mark at Doncaster last year, while Mohi Rahrere is another potentially well treated on his best form. ORANGE NASSAU just failed in his hat-trick bid over this trip at Warwick earlier in the month. He's been raised 3lb since but Kielan Woods' claim takes care of that and he should take all the beating.