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4 August

Posted on August 4, 2019

A busy day at Market Rasen on the last day before the jockey break starts. No Kielan – he’s on an enforced holiday already ! – and so Lilly and Tom Bellamy did the honours in the saddle.

ANDALEEP was first off, in the juvenile hurdle, and he ran a really pleasing race to finish in the money. He’s been slowly improving run on run, and he should get a mark next time out. Difficult to know what it will be at this time of year, but so long as the handicapper is fair, he should be capable of winning soon.

INCYQUINCYSPIDER was our second runner in the juvenile. He’s got so much ability and actually jumps really well, but he just does not stay the 2 miles that he needs for juveniles (or at least, not yet). I think he’s going to be happier switched back to the flat and dropped back to 10f !

SHADY GLEN returned to action after a recent wind op, and ran his best race for a good while to finish 3rd. He jumped well, travelled like a horse with confidence again, and saw out his race all the way to the line. He should come on for that too.

HATAAB was perhaps the only slight disappointment of the day. He’d been running really well this summer, but he just never really got into the race today. Ground was probably softer than ideal, but I think we’ll just put a line through the race and move on. He’s better than that.