Thursday, June 14, 2007

Market Rasen tomorrow

Very occasionally friends and acquaintances ask me to mark their card, usually when they're going to a meeting. At the moment I'm working on two such requests; a group of ladies from work are off to the final day at Royal Ascot while another colleague is going to Newcastle for the Northumberland Plate meeting at the end of the month. Vain, I know, but I admit to being ever so slightly flattered by such requests. However any feeling of well-being I have is severely tempered by the fact that I have never received a repeat request. More to the point, the friends who utilised this service have now become acquaintances and I appear to have lost touch completely with those formerly classed as acquaintances. There has to be a message in there somewhere.

I'm interested in a couple at Market Rasen tomorrow, provided we don't have too much rain. Bauhaus is the top rated horse in the novices' hurdle at 2.30 and makes plenty of appeal against the likely favourite, Nicky Henderson's No Regrets. Alan King's Fantastisch will take all the beating in the 3.00 but will be priced accordingly. The handicap hurdle at 3.30 is a competitive affair. Fortunate Dave beat Mr. Shambles by six lengths last time out; course and distance winner Mr. Shambles now reopposes on seven pounds better terms and is taken to reverse the form over a slightly shorter trip. At the time of writing the tissue show prices Mr Shambles at 12/1; with his trainer in good form, that represents a decent each way bet.


GeeDee said...

Well, unfortunately, the rain came in rather large quantities, changing the going to good to soft, soft in places.
Bauhaus (13/8 favourite) had shown better form on top of the ground; he finished third behind 12/1 shot To Arms, losing second place to market rival No Regrets (7/4) on the run in.
The rain wouldn't necessarily have inconvenienced Mr Shambles who opened at 6/1, was backed in to 4/1, but finished a well beaten fifth after making the running to two out.

GeeDee said...
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GeeDee said...

Appended - Fantastisch was a non-runner.