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15:50 Market Rasen

Pender Tfl Handicap Hurdle (Class C)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 39.60s
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Purple, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form P-U1611
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

chased leading pair, close up 7th, ridden and slightly outpaced after 3 out, rallied 2 out, led approaching last, all out

2
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap

Ei Ei

3
9/4
  • Form 142022
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

disputed lead to 6th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out

3
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap
  • Form 4/41PP5-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-4

disputed lead, lead 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, rallied and every chance when blundered last, no extra flat

4
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, White sleeves, White and Yellow check cap
  • Form P/61P-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-3

chased leading pair, headway when mistake 3 out, lead approaching 2 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, every chance until no extra close home

5
Silk - Light Blue and Brown (halved), White and Brown hooped sleeves, White cap
33/1
  • Form P/44450-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-3

held up in rear, weakened quickly and pulled up before 4th, dismounted

In depth

Verdict

Another small but competitive field goes to post for this handicap hurdle and the main protagonists appear to be Italian Counsel Ei Ei and Jamaican Flight and we will take a chance on Italian Counsel. The gelding from the Luke Dace yard has won his last two races in good style and although he has risen in the weights he will be hard to beast as the race may be set up form him as Jamaican Flight and Ei Ei could cut each bothers throats up front. Ei Ei ran well in defeat when second behind Western Ridge on rain softened ground. If the rain stays away he is sure to run his usual game race. Jamaican Flight has been in fair form of late and the booking of Tony Dobbin catches the eye. Of the remainder Meldrum Star is from a shrewd yard but we are happy to stick with Italian Counsel.