16:45 Market Rasen Wed 20 March 2019

  • MansionBet Faller Insurance Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 4f 139y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£3,574.002nd£1,049.003rd£525.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 3.0sOff time:16:46:38
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1
711-10OR: 97
13/8

Finished runner-up in 50% of his starts in PTP's (4-8); hasn't figured in either start under rules, but those runs were over inadequate trips (2m-2m2f+) in novice company; up in trip against moderate opposition on handicap debut; chance.

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2
511-8OR: 95
10/3

Four-time Flat winner for Mark Johnston (1m-1m2f); nine-race maiden over hurdles, with cheekpieces now introduced for the first-time; beaten just 1½L when finishing third to Lara Trot at Leicester (2m4f+, good) in January; lacks scope.

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3
611-3OR: 90
6/1

His sole win over hurdles came when making all at Les Landes (Jersey) in August 2018; now 0-4 for Johnny Farrelly with few obvious signs that he can cut the mustard on the mainland; plunging down the weights at a rate of knots.

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4
911-3OR: 90
17/2

Runner-up on a couple of occasions on deep ground at Uttoxeter (2m); has a chance from a handicapping perspective off a 3lb lower mark, albeit today's fast drying conditions aren't expected to prove favourable; stablemate of Deep Resolve.

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5
811-2OR: 89
8/1

Not the force of old when a two-time Hexham hurdles winner for the late Alan Swinbank in the winter of December 2014; difficult to make a case for under such conditions; stablemate of Georgian Firebird.

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6
611-1OR: 88
8/1

Cheap purchase (cost a mere €1,500 as a 3yo); hasn't seen much in the way of racing, but took a step forward on selling handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f+) latest; not totally ruled out in a weak race.

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7
811-0OR: 87
18/1

Maiden over hurdles (0-6), although in absolute free-fall in the weights (down 21lb) since his last timber spin in August 2016; pulled up over fences on debut for Tom Gretton here (2m1f) last month.

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Last Year's Winner

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Norse Light711-87/1
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies

Betting

Forecast

Oscar Nomination (13/8), Katebird (10/3), Ormskirk (6/1), Deep Resolve (8/1), Darsi's Jewel (8/1), Georgian Firebird (17/2), Asknotwhat (18/1)

Verdict

With the greatest of respect to all involved connections this is a desperately weak handicap hurdle. Katebird has the proven ability on the Flat and will probably start favourite on account of the porous opposition but with her stamina very much up for debate (lacks any real scope) she's perfectly beatable. The Barry Leavy-trained duo ideally require deep ground, whilst Darsi's Jewel is unexposed but evidently no great shakes either. Therefore, a chance is taken on a couple against the field with the lightly-raced OSCAR NOMINATION preferred to the very well weighted, but badly out of form Asknotwhat.
  1. Oscar Nomination
  2. Asknotwhat
  3. Katebird

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