3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Shighness 2.40 @ 6/4
Volcano 4.10 @ 2/1
Ballyhome 3.15 @ 5/1
Selected Market Rasen – soft ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
2.05 Belle Na Bawn is certainly reliable , which is more than can said about her rivals. This consistent sort comes here on the back of two good seconds , one on soft ground , and off around the same mark, should again run her race .
1/4pt win Belle Na Bawn @ 11/2
2.40 The young mare Shighness certainly knows how to win , 3 victories in her last 5,and two of them over C&D and such was the ease of her latest win , when given a more prominent ride , likely to make light of the 5 pound hit .
1/2pt win Shighness @ 6/4
3.15 The capable veteran Ballyhome has a terrific record here , 4 wins and 5 places from 10 tries ! and little wrong with his 2nd to the progressive Mark Of Gold last time . He does handle soft ground but has been kept mostly to good ground in recent seasons . In a winnable heat , worth the risk .
1/4pt win Ballyhome @ 5/1
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Limerick – very soft ground on this undulating but mostly benign track
2.15 In this Grade 3 for mares , preference is for the hat-trick seeking Hautiere after a smart win in Listed company at Fairyhouse last time .
1/2pt win Hautiere @ 6/4
2.50 Plenty of chances in this big field, low grade stayer’s handicap and worth a try on a longshot in Getaway Abbey , 3rd in this last year on similar ground and mark and some decent efforts since for this late player .
1/4pt ew Getaway Abbey @ 25/1
4.00 Clifton Warrior was easily the best of these over hurdles, but two pulled ups in his last 3 are hardly encouraging , and goes chasing for the first time today . Irish Blaze brings the best chase form to the table , and experience could be the key factor .
1/4pt win Irsh Blaze @ 7/4
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Warwick – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
1.50 The odds on fav is recent Southwell winner Telhimlister , which was a right demolition job , but is 7 pounds higher and crucially , today is on much softer ground , a surface he hasn’t shone on . This isn’t a strong heat and worth trying recent Donny winner Half The Freedom , still on a workable mark and has run well on soft .
1/4pt win Half The Freedom @ 7/1
3.00 A Class 3 chase for mares and on official ratings , the prolific La Domaniale is the one tpo beat , but does return from a 7 months absence , and hasn’t done well on soft ground previously . Haute estime also has quite a lofty rating , but isn’t running close to that level . Despite having chunks to find with this pair on the ratings , Midnight Mary comes here in her usual top form , no issues with trip or ground and could get the better of higher rated rivals .
1/4pt win Midnight Mary @ 3/1
4.10 A marathon and look no further than track star Volcano , 4 wins in 5 tries here , the only blip was still an excellent effort over C&D on heavy ground and racing 10 pounds out of the weights . This prominent racer has won this race for the last two years and despite his mark being a few pounds high and ground a bit softer than ideal , looks good for the hat-trick .
3/4pt win Volcano @ 2/1
Selected Naas – very soft ground on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
3.07 More quantity than quality here and a decent opportunity for ex-European flat horse in Falvio , rated a decent 83 on the flat and has shaped up pretty well of late in handicaps , and on his flat ability , his hurdles mark of 95 makes him look very well treated .
1/4pt win Falvio @ 11/2
3.42 PREMIUM RACE