Paul Ferguson brings us one selection from Market Rasen; Middlebrook in the 15.00, John Deere H’cap Compare odds.
The pick of Thursday’s action is the beginners’ chase at Wincanton, which sees three potentially useful novices lock horns, and Market Rasen’s 2m3f novice hurdle, where Hawk Mountain tries to concede a 7lb penalty to another couple of recruits from the Flat.
From a punting point of view Middlebrook (3:00) is of interest later on the card in the John Deere Handicap Hurdle, for Peter Niven and Brian Hughes.
The six-year-old shaped well on his racecourse debut, when runner-up in a Carlisle bumper and, while he hasn’t set the world alight since, the son of Ashkalani has steadily improved and is worth noting on his handicap debut.
Third to the useful Kings Lodge over course-and-distance last time, the runner-up shaped well yesterday, and at 14/1 overnight (VC) he looks worth a small each-way interest off a lowly mark of 95.
3:00 Market Rasen Middlebrook (14/1 VC) each-way
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