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Market Rasen

Sun, 15th Apr 2012
Great Group Deals Next Raceday Novices' Hurdle, 2m 1f
16 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £3900

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Johns Spirit (IRE) (36J)
5 b g Gold Well - Gilt Ridden (IRE) (Heron Island (IRE))
312236 Mr Christopher W T Johnston
Cheek pieces


R P McLernon
Jonjo O'Neill

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 11l behind Paintball when sixth of 24 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) last month. Has won at Stratford and Newton Abbot this season.

2 Rock Relief (IRE) (142F, 29J)
6 gr g Daylami (IRE) - Sheer Bliss (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
U-421 Mr David Armstrong


C I Gillies
C Grant

A winner at 2-1 in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Record Breaker by 12l.

3 Abbey Garth (IRE) (36J)
5 b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Elegant Gale (IRE) (Strong Gale)
155 Mr John P McManus


Brian Harding
N G Richards

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good ground. Well beaten at 13-8 behind Hidden Future when fifth of 6 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (soft) last month.

4 Circus Polka (USA) (152F, 49J)
8 br g Stravinsky (USA) - Far Wiser (USA) (Private Terms (USA))
0 Miss S L Bailey


T J Phelan (3)
O Brennan

Well beaten at 200-1 behind Sunny Ledgend when 11th of 13 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Towcester over 2m (good to soft) in February.

5 Dorlesh Way (IRE) (44J)
5 ch g Rakti - Patalavaca (GER) (Acatenango (GER))
90-08 Di Midwinter Foulrice Park Racing Ltd


T Siddall
P Holmes

Unplaced in all four starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Ron when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Doncaster over 2m (good) last month.

6 Iron Cross (IRE) (1321F, 25J)
7 b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Alithini (IRE) (Darshaan)
U652/6 Wordingham Plant Hire


A Pogson
C T Pogson

Well beaten at 50-1 behind Amron Lad when sixth of 7 on his racecourse debut at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) last month.

7 Magicalmysterytour (IRE) (59F, 32J)
9 b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - Jude (Darshaan)
5 Broughton Thermal Insulation


N Fehily
W J Musson

Well beaten at 33-1 behind Featherintheattic when fifth of 16 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m (good) last month.

8 Skyfire (GB) (195F)
5 ch g Storm Cat (USA) - Sunray Superstar (Nashwan (USA))
  Cynthia Commons, Nick Kent


Harry Haynes
N Kent

Beaten 9l behind Catchanova at 13-2 when 9th of 14 on his latest outing at Windsor over 1m (good to firm) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with E De Giles.

9 The Mad Robertson (IRE) (35J)
5 b g Accordion - Quinnsboro Ice (IRE) (Glacial Storm (USA))
233 Mr John P McManus


R McGrath
Jonjo O'Neill

Placed in a hurdle race and two NH flat races from three starts. Third of 9 behind Rowlestone Lad beaten 3 1/2l at 9-4 on his hurdling debut over this course and distance (good) last month.

10 Ivan The Terrible (IRE) (30F, 17J)
4 b g Ivan Denisovich (IRE) - Pussie Willow (IRE) (Catrail (USA))
0 Miss C Fordham


Robert McCarth (5)
R C Guest

Well beaten at 40-1 behind Zaru when 11th of 15 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (good) last month.

11 Pitkin (GB) (14F)
4 b g Proclamation (IRE) - Princess Oberon (IRE) (Fairy King (USA))
  Mr Steve Hull


K Renwick
M W Easterby

Finished 9l behind Arizona John when fifth of 16 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 4f (good) earlier this month.

12 Rocky Rebel (GB) (65F, 51J)
4 b g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Gulchina (USA) (Gulch (USA))
7 Mr Robert Jenkinson


T Messenger
C C Bealby

Well beaten at 8-1 behind One Lucky Lady when seventh of 12 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Warwick over 2m (good) in February.

13 Vintage Red (GB) (94J)
4 ch g Grape Tree Road - Simply Stunning (Primitive Rising (USA))
6 Mr C C Bealby


Mr M T Stanley (7)
C C Bealby

Dam a lightly raced maiden. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Big Water when sixth of 9 on his racecourse debut at Catterick over 2m (good to soft) in January.

14 Bow Fiddle (IRE) (53J)
6 br m Anshan - Elite Racing (Risk Me (FR))
05 Mrs Ailsa Stirling


Mr N Slatter (7)
P Holmes

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Ballyalton when fifth of 9 on her latest outing in a NH flat race at Doncaster over 2m (good) in February.

15 Lulu's Gift (IRE) (63J)
6 gr m Lahib (USA) - She's A Gift (Bob's Return (IRE))
0-44295 The Weaver Group


S Quinlan
M Mullineaux

Placed in a NH flat race from six starts. Well beaten at 6-1 behind A Little Swifter when last of 5 on her latest outing in a NH flat race at Southwell over 2m in February.

16 Icing Sugar (GB) (19J)
4 ch f Doyen (IRE) - Cryptogam (Zamindar (USA))
807 Mr R D Seldon


Henry Brooke (3)
M E Sowersby

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 80-1 behind Yes Daddy when seventh of 9 on her latest outing in a NH flat race here over 2m 1f (good) last month.

Race Verdict

Jonjo O'Neill may just hold the key to this novice hurdle and THE MAD ROBERTSON is preferred over Johns Spirit. The selection is expected to appreciate any cut in the ground and can take plenty of encouragement form a positive start over timber here last month. The latter must carry a penalty for his Stratford success last October but wasn't disgraced when sixth in the Imperial Cup last time, while Rock Relief is also given a chance.

Selection: The Mad Robertson        Danger: Johns Spirit        Alternative: Rock Relief
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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