Through The Card: Market Rasen, Sunday February 19

There is racing at Market Rasen on Sunday
There is racing at Market Rasen on Sunday

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


14:00 - Want The Fairytale looks an interesting newcomer for Alan King, receiving weight from her rivals, however Treackle Tart (5) represents a trainer who is in good form and she left her Warwick hurdling debut form behind when second to Sister Sibyl at Leicester last month. All My Love, who looked sure to be placed at least when falling at Wetherby earlier this month, and hurdling newcomer Queen Odessa, look the biggest dangers.

14:30 - A competitive little handicap but narrow preference is for Lady Markby (3) who has improved with each start over hurdles and she looks fairly treated as she steps back up in trip for today's handicap debut. She won a soft ground bumper at Newton Abbot last April so ground conditions today should suit. Mo Chailin represents a trainer in good form and she ran with credit at Doncasater last time. As a result, she looks a bigger threat than Martha McCandles and One Big Love.

15:00 - Philip Kirby has his horses in good form at present and Sakhee's City (1) looks overpriced to extend that winning run this afternoon. Prior to his latest half-hearted run at Uttoxeter, Sakhee's City had been a runner-up on each of his previous five completed starts, and he can bounce back to that form now dropped in trip again (ran well here on his hurdling debut). Castafiore and Caius Marcius are respected, however Aislabie (8) could be a better second string having improved to win at Wetherby last time and he could be open to more improvement than those rivals.

15:30 - The absence of Chidswell and Speredek should make this a straightforward opportunity for Holly Bush Henry (3). He's Graeme McPherson's sole runner on the card and ran well in defeat at Musselburgh last time. A repeat of either of his two runs over fences should be enough to beat Prairie Town who belied his pedigree and physique when second on his chasing debut at Sedgefield last month, however his (and Mr Jim's) trainer is on the cold list at present.

16:00 - Fields of Glory (3) is preferred to Make Me a Fortune. Tim Vaughan has his horses in good form and Fields of Glory has improved with each start over fences, culminating in a win at Musselburgh last month. He's only 3 lb higher here and with ground conditions no problem he can win again. Make Me a Fortune is very hit and miss, but a repeat of his second here in January would see him feature prominently.

16:30 - Favourite Monderon is respected with his trainer in good form, however Doubledisdoubledat (3) is his trainer's only runner at the meeting and Doubledisdoubledat is now down into a 0-100 handicap after failing to impress at Kelso last time. He's better than that effort, as shown when 11½ lengths fourth of 11 to West of The Edge at Wetherby on his return, and he can send his trainer back home to in a good mood.

Placepot permutation:

14:00 - 5
14:30 - 3
15:00 - 1, 8
15:30 - 3
16:00 - 3
16:30 - 3

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