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13:40 Market Rasen

Betway Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 191y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,416 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 37.10s
  • Off Time: 13:40:46
  • 4 Ran
2
Silk - Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves
14/1
  • Form P1-1P3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

chased leaders, mistake 5th, jumped right 7th, under pressure 5 out, weakened after next, left in remote 3rd last

3
Silk - Brown, yellow star and sleeves, yellow cap, brown star
  • Form 08-334F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 140

prominent, led 3rd, 3 lengths clear when fell last

4
Silk - Beige, Brown Cross of Lorraine, hooped cap
5/1
  • Form 1-3U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

led, headed when mistake 3rd, remained prominent, weakened 3 out, left in modest 2nd last

5
Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets
5/2
  • Form 1/1-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7

chased leaders, slightly outpaced after 4 out, driven into 2nd when mistake 3 out, 3 lengths down and looked held when left in clear lead last

1
NR
5/1
  • Form 411/222
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 126

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

THE MIGHTY DON has not been in the winner's circle since the autumn of 2018 but has been highly tried and was travelling nicely enough in mid-division when falling in the Kauto Star novices' chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Getting his head back in front would do him the world of good and he definitely sets the form standard here. That said, this is far from a stroll in the park as Colorado Doc has been in fine form this term and Monbeg Zena is an interesting newcomer to fences for the in-form Olly Murphy. Too Wise Man is also unexposed over fences and should progress but hopefully this will be the day for the selection.

Formwatch

Coole Lion (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped right and slow 1st, disputing 2nd 5th, not fluent 7th, struggling after 11th, weakened before 4 out, last of 3, 35l behind Itchy Feet (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.

The Mighty Don (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went left 1st, not fluent 10th, fell 12th, at Kempton 3m (1) sft in Dec.

Too Wise Man (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led until blundered and unseated rider 12th, at Wetherby 3m (4) sft in Dec.

Monbeg Zena (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, led before 9th, headed approaching 2 out, led again before last, stayed on strongly, won at Southwell 3m mdn (4) sft in Dec beating Executive Capilano (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Colorado Doc 5-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 4th, ridden to chase winner, kept on and always held, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Dame du Soir (10-5) at Hereford 2m (4) hvy in Jan.