14:10 Market Rasen - Greatrex filly overpriced
This Mares' Novices' Hurdle has very little depth, and there's a chance the market will be buzzing around Awesome Rosie and classy bumper horse Chocca Wocca. The former is trained by Alan King and carries a penalty, but didn't beat much last time out. Whilst the latter for Nicky Henderson makes her first start of the season, and first over hurdles.
However, larger in price is For Goodness Sake, who produced an ever-so-pleasing effort with her first start over obstacles in December. The four-year-old made the running and jumped very well in front, only to be caught late by quite a nice horse of Dan Skelton's called Ashoka. The pair were 10 lengths clear, and there was a lot to like about the run. And she has fitness on her side.
A large line has been put through her run at Wetherby next time, a race she couldn't lead and appeared to get completely bogged down in the mud. Her trainer Warren Greatrex has also mentioned that his horses have really bounced back to form in February after a quiet previous month.
For Goodness Sake isn't the biggest, but a speed track like Market Rasen combined with her making the running; should give us a run - especially in the place market.
Trainer Harry Fry has a number of decent mares. Grade 2 winner Jessber's Dream, 148-rated Desert Queen, and top level scorer Bitofapuzzle. Of course, none of those mean anything regarding Sunday's runner at Market Rasen, but sometimes trainers are pigeonholed with success, and Fry seems to have a knack with mares and fillies.
Secret Door runs in the Simon Munir and Isaac Souede green colours, and could have a nice handicap mark of 109 for her debut in this sort of race.
The five-year-old mare has two solid runs at Southwell and Wetherby under her belt; on both occasions beaten by Pink Play (who was rated 117 in their latest battle).
The daughter of Stowaway looks to have a nice attitude, but most of all, the angle of her stepping up in distance is a positive. She shapes like the extra two furlongs will improve her, and she also has quite a nice pedigree - boasting an Irish Derby winner, but more importantly - a 2m6f winner on the flat.
Sunday's Recommended Bets
Back For Goodness Sake @ 2.65 place market in the 14:10 at Market Rasen
Back Secret Door @ 9/4 Sportsbook price in the 14:45 at Market Rasen