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Market Rasen

Sat, 28th Apr 2012
14:45
Andy Fowkes 30th Birthday Celebration Novices' Hurdle, 2m 3f
5 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £4500

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

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Amron Lad (IRE) (38J)
5 b g Zagreb (USA) - Pear Tart (IRE) (Rock Hopper (IRE))
D-82321 Mr D Hanafin

11-5  
121

4/6
Henry Brooke (3)
D McCain Jnr

Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-9fav at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) last month, beating Global Fella by 9l.

2 Boruler (IRE) (26J)
6 b g Brian Boru - Lulus Ride (IRE) (King's Ride (IRE))
44-142 Deva Racing Boruler Partnership

11-5  
117

13/8
J Kington (3)
D McCain Jnr

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 6l by Makbullet when second of 10 at 6-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (good) earlier this month.

3 Cian Boy (IRE) (33J)
6 b g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Dotty Dee (IRE) (Hatim (GER))
42-P634 Newstead Priory Racing Club

10-13  

20/1
Harry Haynes
N Kent

Placed in a NH flat race from two starts. Finished 6l behind Venceremos when fourth of 10 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Towcester over 2m (good) last month.

4 Hanahoe (GB) (11J)
7 b g Diktat - Shortfall (Last Tycoon)
6-5089 A Group Of Eight
Tongue strap

10-13  

33/1
Killian Moore (7)
A M Hales

Unplaced in all five starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Woodbank when 9th of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (good) earlier this month.

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

10-7  

20/1
T Messenger
C C Bealby

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Johns Spirit when 12th of 16 on his hurdling debut here over 2m 1f (soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

It is probably best to focus on the Donald McCain-trained duo, AMRON LAD and Boruler. The former ran out a cosy winner over 2m4f at Haydock last month and he meets his stablemate on 4lb better terms than he would in a handicap. Boruler is open to improvement, however, and he does look the obvious danger. Cian Boy has shown ability in bumpers and he should not be totally overlooked making his hurdles debut.

Selection: Amron Lad        Danger: Boruler        Alternative: Cian Boy
* 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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