Market Rasen

  • 14:30 starsports.bet 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 2f 140y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.75s
  • Off time: 14:32:19
14:30 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harambe Evs
2nd Garrettstown (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-6212P RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Garrettstown (IRE) 25
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-7 Olly Murphy Fergus Gregory (5) 130 13/82.62
2 3-B2441 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Harambe 18
6 11-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 128 Evs2.00
3 33-1687 Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap New Quay (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
6 11-7 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 125 9/25.50
5 4 Emerald Green, Pink epaulets and sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond Lord Sparky 31
5 11-1 Mrs Caroline Bailey S Bowen 50/151.00
6 7-554 Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Lyndsays Lad 30
6 11-1 N J Henderson J McGrath 25/126.00
7 6336 Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Molly Whuppie 13
6 10-8 h T J FitzGerald Colm McCormack (3) 125/1126.00
Non runners
4333I'm Wiser Now (IRE)511-1F O'BrienB S Hughes

Verdict

Harambe fulfilled earlier promise when scoring at Kempton and makes more appeal than New Quay, who has disappointed since a victory in a novices’ handicap at Ascot in November. GARRETTSTOWN was successful over track and trip in January and second on a return visit the following month when tackling slightly further. He weakened quickly last month at Sandown and was pulled up but was up against some smart novices that day and didn’t appear to enjoy the soft going and stiff track. This should be more to his liking and he could complete a quick double for trainer and jockey. I'm Wiser Now has shown ability in bumpers and is an interesting recruit to hurdling but Lyndsays Lad is not one of Nicky Henderson’s stable stars.