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15:40 Market Rasen

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2178.4
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Pertemps Network Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful chasers Viva Steve and Dublin Four; dam German Flat and fairly useful British hurdle winner; placed in two soft-ground Irish points this year and looks an interesting recruit for Donald McCain.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Blue Fin

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won a maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) last February and he reappeared with a promising second on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); he may appreciate this return to hurdles having struggled over fences the last twice, but has something to prove regarding current form.

20/1

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Blue Fin

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Flopped when warm favourite at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) in December but was creditable second to smart rival on seasonal/chase debut there (2m4f, soft) in November and still has potential.

6/1

6th

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

12:25 Carlisle

Blue Fin

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Promising second in similar event here (2m4f, soft; chase debut) six weeks ago; open to progress in this sphere and commands respect off same mark back down in distance (2m1f hurdle winner).

13/8

Abandoned

Form: 2/

Last run: 714 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Headed towards the finish when second on his C&D debut (soft) in December 2020; quite useful hurdler Lunar Sovereign was behind in third so the form has a bit of a substance but he hasn't been seen since.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

15:15 Fakenham

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, headway before 8th, not fluent when led 2 out

7/2

3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Kankin

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Scored at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft; off 1lb lower) on chase debut; has failed to match that form in three runs since but looked a non-stayer over 2m7f latest; drops back in trip.

5/1

11

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Kankin

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Form: 233

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed on all three starts, achieving his best RPR when third at Hexham (good to soft) last time; likely to be thereabouts but probably vulnerable for the win again unless finding some improvement.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Merrijig

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Berry

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

5/2

Form: 90

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Raven's Pass gelding who offered little in two bumpers at Worcester last month; it's easy to look elsewhere.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

6

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Station Hill

11st 8lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Thomas Gallagher

Has offered little in three bumpers this winter so others make a lot more appeal.

200/1

9th

9

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:05 Southwell

Station Hill

11st 0lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Thomas Gallagher

Big prices and minor form in two Worcester bumpers this autumn; likely to find this hard work again.

150/1

Form: 69-

Last run: 346 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

No more than hinted ability in two bumpers in 2021; others preferred back from nearly a year off.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:12 Ffos Las

Sallys Girl

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Julian Smith

Has not finished closer than 22l to a winner in her nine starts including three handicaps; long way out of the weights again and can only be watched.

100/1

8th

13

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Sallys Girl

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Limited maiden and hard to take seriously from more than a stone out of the weights.

100/1

5th

11

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Sallys Girl

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Has shown very little and was 100-1 when pulled up on handicap debut at Hereford in November last time out.

66/1

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Non-runners

Thatza Dazzler

Verdict

It might be worth siding with THATZA DAZZLER to leave his Chepstow debut behind as the fact he went off favourite suggests he’s thought capable of better by his good yard. Merrijig has been placed on all three starts but doesn’t set the bar high, while Kankin hasn’t been seen since his C&D debut second in December 2020 so it could be that the chief threat comes from Donald McCain’s point recruit Blue Fin. [Andrew Sheret]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thatza Dazzler

POSTDATA:

Merrijig

RP Ratings:

Kankin

The Star:

Blue Fin

WEST COUNTRY:

Thatza Dazzler

Telegraph:

Thatza Dazzler

The Guardian:

Thatza Dazzler

Daily Mail:

Thatza Dazzler

Daily Mirror:

Thatza Dazzler

The Sun:

Thatza Dazzler

D Express:

Merrijig

Daily Record:

Merrijig

The Times:

Kankin