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Socialist Agenda

There isn’t a great deal of recent form to recommend in this field of 6, so despite the absence of 12 months this should go to SOCIALIST AGENDA. He won all 3 starts in bumpers for Laura Morgan last summer, including twice at this track and is clear pick on form in a race that lacks any real depth.

World Trip

A very competitive Mares Handicap hurdle for the grade, but WORLD TRIP looks to be the most well treated horse. Olly Murphy has had 40 winners at the track in the last 5 seasons at a 20% strike rate. She improved significantly at the end of last season once she stepped up in trip and with the yard going so well, could continue her improvement with a mark of 96 looking generous still.

Teescomponents Lad

A typically difficult Pertemps Qualifier to work out. Jesuitique could well continue his progression and is probably better than his mark, however, this is a much deeper race than those he has been winning so preference is instead for TEESCOMPONENTS LAD. He finished 2nd in hot handicap hurdle at Carlisle last month, splitting 2 very progressive rivals and with a further 1lb back from the handicapper, he could finally get his head in front after a string of second place finishes.

Hardy Du Seuil

It is very hard to get away from HARDY DU DEUIL who won so impressively at Carlisle in October. Although that was a match race, he travelled extremely strongly and put the short priced favourite Tupelo Mississippi in his place from a long way out. A mark of 129 clearly underestimates his ability and it will be a surprise if he doesn’t end the season in considerably stronger company than this.


Competitive stuff with all 6 seemingly having some sort of chance, but HERONORD was travelling like the winner when he unseated at the 3rd last at Taunton last week and providing he is over that mishap, he could make amends for Evan Williams who sends his charge all the way from Wales for this race.


A very difficult Class 5 event to try and pick apart, with solid recent form at a premium. It may be worth taking a chance on MATEWAN. He is an 80 rated horse on the flat and showed a lot of promise on his first 2 starts over hurdles in the summer. He did disappoint at Worcester, but he was never able to race on terms that day in a race run at a muddling pace. His flat form would suggest he could be better than a mark of 100 over timber and he could go well under Daryl Jacob in an open race.

Springwell Bay

Lots of nice types on paper in the bumper to end the card, but SPRINGWELL BAY has the best form in the book and looks to be a nice recruit for Jonjo O’Neill. He finished a close 2nd to a Willie Mullins trained winner in a bumper at the Punchestown Festival in April. The pair pulled readily 9-lengths clear of the rest of the field and the 4th and 5th have won since to boost the form. A repeat of that effort could well be enough here, and he is an exciting type to follow for the future.

About Market Rasen Racecourse

The National Hunt racecourse is situated just 10 miles from Lincoln and has been selected as one of the best locations to visit on the east coast. Its most high profile fixture is the Summer Plate Meeting, normally staged on the third Saturday in July. This features the two-and-a-quarter miles Summer Hurdle and the Summer Plate.

Both of these are among the most valuable National Hunt races staged in Britain during the summer months. The other meeting which gains huge audiences is the Prelude Meeting in September which coincides with the famous Beer Festival.

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