Through The Card: Market Rasen, Monday March 26

There is racing this afternoon at Market Rasen
There is racing this afternoon at Market Rasen

Timeform take you through the card at Market Rasen on Monday.

"He's not always the strongest finisher but has been given a chance by the handicapper and drops in grade here, too."

Timeform on Crookstown

14:10 - This doesn't look the strongest of contests, with OR DE VASSY (2) and First Drift the pair to concentrate on. The former - a Sedgefield winner back in October - was beaten last time but actually improved in defeat, and receives the vote with his main rival carrying a double penalty. Any support for the well-related Boy Named Sioux would be worth noting.

14:40 - SCENTED LILY (2) has left the impression she's capable of better than she's shown and gets the nod, but the likes of Tangoed, Zebi Boy and Cobbler's Son also appeal as the sorts to do better now handicapping and the market will provided more clues. It's a tricky puzzle to solve, so it's worth having two in the perm, with CROOKSTOWN (1) also included. He's not always the strongest finisher but has been given a chance by the handicapper and drops in grade here, too.

15:15 - HEAR THE CHIMES (4) ran well on his only previous visit to Market Rasen last spring and could cash in a much-reduced mark with Sam Twiston-Davies back up. Steel City could bounce back, while Zoltan Varga is one of a couple who could improve now going handicapping. The well-treated BLUE BOMBER (8) is also included, having bounced back to form at Huntingdon last time.

15:45 - BENECHENKO (4) is interesting on his handicap hurdle debut for Fergal O'Brien and could be the way to go. On A Promise and Tyrell are a couple of the other likely sorts in a competitive contest, but preference for a second string is APPLE OF OUR EYE (1) who didn't enjoy chasing and returns to hurdles in a race that looks sure to suit; he should last home over this longer trip.

16:20 - The in-form MUST HAVEA FLUTTER (2) has an upwardly-mobile profile and there's every reason to think he can continue that trend (remains lightly raced and open to further improvement). He won well here in February and is fancied to see off Matorico and Celtic Flames who head the opposition.

16:50 - The in-form Peter Bowen saddles ALF 'N' DOR (1) who isn't the most straightforward, but he's well handicapped and this looks a good opportunity to break his duck over fences. Goodnight Charlie should take to chasing given she's a point winner, while others to mention include Knocknamona and Bocasien Desbois who makes his chasing debut this afternoon.

17:20 - RIPPLING WATERS couldn't justify favouritism on her course debut in the autumn but is clearly thought capable of better and might show it this time. Truly Amazing showed promise in a decent race at Doncaster and also merits respect, while Kayf Storm was a fair fourth on her Ascot debut last month.


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