Market Rasen

  • 14:40 Weatherbys Hamilton Graduation Chase2m 5f 89y

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:45
14:40 Market Rasen Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Three Musketeers (IRE) 7/2
2nd Kilcrea Vale (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1/311-3F Royal Blue, Pink hoop King's Odyssey (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 147 1001
2 3154-6U Mauve, grey epaulets Three Musketeers (IRE) 54
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 p1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 150 1001
3 351-253 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Blakemount (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
9 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Danny Cook 132 1001
4 U46215 Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 t C T Pogson A Pogson 131 1001
5 11/F69-1 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Kilcrea Vale (IRE) 28
Course Winner
7 11-0 N J Henderson J McGrath 142 1001
6 2111/1- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Hester Flemen (IRE) 400
9 10-11 N G Richards Craig Nichol 1001

Verdict

This is a cracking little contest which can go to winning point-to-pointer and novice hurdler KILCREA VALE, who made a sparkling debut over fences at Ludlow, coming home well clear of subsequent winner Zamdy Man. Three Musketeers, a Grade 2 winner over hurdles and fences, was only around five lengths behind in the Grade 1 JLT at Cheltenham but didn't jump well when strongly fancied for a tough handicap at Newbury in November. King's Odyssey won a novices' handicap at Cheltenham a year ago and has only had two subsequent runs, falling when there with a chance on the same track last month. Blakemount was a disappointing favourite at Wetherby on Boxing Day but Cusheen Bridge has won twice over the course and distance and didn't get the run of the race at Aintree last time. Hester Flemen, a winning point-to-pointer, bumper and maiden hurdler, made a very impressive debut over fences at Catterick just over a year ago and could be anything.