Market Rasen

  • 14:00 188Bet Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 148y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.60s
  • Off time: 14:07:20
14:00 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Drift 6/4
2nd Sizing Cusimano 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 213-151 Dark Green, Light Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Ballyvic Boru (IRE) 8
6 11-8 B Ellison C R King 1001
2 1/15-451 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap First Drift 18
Distance Winner
7 11-8 B I Case Max Kendrick (5) 1001
3 F-86P53 Pink, grey cross belts, hooped sleeves Cash To Ash (IRE) 14
5 11-1 M Walford Jamie Hamilton 1001
4 3U476-4 Royal Blue, White hollow box Robert De Bruce (IRE) 277
7 11-1 t1 D McCain Jnr Lorcan Murtagh (5) 1001
5 666 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Cusimano 69
5 11-1 C L Tizzard T Scudamore 1001

Verdict

BALLYVIC BORU won a maiden hurdle on the bridle before facing a tougher task at Musselburgh and returned to winning ways in an all-weather bumper last week. Brian Ellison’s charge is preferred to First Drift, who opened his account over timber with a victory at Doncaster last time, and gets the vote. The remaining trio look up against it having shown little so far though Sizing Cusimano is the least exposed of them and may well improve.