Sunshine at last at Rasen

  • Last Updated: July 19 2014, 15:32 BST

A review of the early action from Market Rasen, where Come On Sunshine landed the opener following a power cut.

Come On Sunshine wins the juvenile hurdle under Richard Johnson
Come On Sunshine wins the juvenile hurdle under Richard Johnson

Come On Sunshine was a welcome sight for winning punters after racing finally got under way at Market Rasen 40 minutes late following a lightning strike which knocked out power at the track.

The sell-out crowd that braved the storms were rewarded with a sterling finish to the Betfred 'Fun And Friendly' Juvenile Hurdle, as the 4/1 chance followed his excellent debut jumps success with a battling length and a half verdict in the hands of Richard Johnson from Vosne Romanee.

Long-time leader Intermath was another four and a half lengths back in third.

Winning trainer Brian Ellison said: "The rains came in time to help him.

"He jumps and stays, that's all he does. He will go further in time and he wants a stiffer track."

Enchanted Garden (11/4 joint-favourite) could be called the winner a long way from home as he stormed away from the opposition in the Betfred "Racing's Biggest Supporter" Handicap Hurdle.

Taking the lead after the third-last, the Malcolm Jefferson-trained six-year-old powered clear and struck by 13 lengths under Brian Hughes, despite making a mess of the last. Clerk's Choice was second and the aptly-named Rumble Of Thunder a further seven lengths away in third.

Jefferson said: "You could see he was going to win from a long way out. He hit the last but they were struggling behind him.

"He's a grand horse. He's done very little wrong but probably doesn't like it heavy. There isn't a lot of him but he's got a bit heart.

"He likes going right-handed and he can go back on the Flat. I was going to run him at Beverley the other day, but this was a nice pot."