Next Raceday 17th February Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys and Amateur Riders) 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 34.30s
  • Off time: 16:31:09
Full result
Result 16:30 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Hellorboston 10/11f
2nd 4 Wild Card 5 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Even If 53
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Mr A J Berry
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 13/8
2 3-P4211
Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Hellorboston (IRE) 41
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 3-P4211
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 10/11f
3
Light blue, dark blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE)
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Mr C P Shoemark
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t1 F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (7) 14/1
4 34-
Dark Blue, White armlets Wild Card 397
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 34-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 9/1
5
Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves and cap Arwen
  • T:N Kent
  • J:P N O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 N Kent P N O'Brien (7) 66/1

In depth

Verdict

There will undoubtedly be more to come from Even If, who ran green when making a winning debut at Bangor. Alan Berry's claim here is a plus but we prefer HELLORBOSTON, who may just be more the finished article at this stage of his career. Donald McCain's ex-pointer galloped his rivals silly on his debut under Rules at Sedgefield and will take some pegging back here. Wild Card hinted at ability last season but hasn't run for more than a year while newcomers Ballygrooby Bertie and Arwen are probably best watched today.

Formwatch

Hellorboston (IRE) 10-11fav (11-1) Made all, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec beating The Bold Lord (11-4) by 14l, 9 ran.

Wild Card 12-1 (11-5) Held up in last, took keen hold, headway on outside 5f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 7, 29l behind New Year's Eve (10-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan '12.

Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Vigna Maggio.

Even If 7-2fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, closer order 10f out, smooth headway to 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, clear when green and edged left over 1f out, won at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec beating Monksgold (11-2) by 2l, 10 ran.

Arwen Silver Patriarch mare out of Sally Smith.