The Manchester Derby Betting At 188Bet Novices' Chase is the feature at Market Rasen and it looks set to be an exciting little affair.
Only three horses run in the race but the betting suggests it will be plenty competitive. Fergal O'Brien will be looking forward to running BARNEY DWAN over fences again and the gelding could develop into a smart prospect. The seven year old son of Vinnie Roe earned an official rating of 148 over hurdles and that was because of his effort at the Cheltenham Festival last season. Barney Dwan was second in the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle to the talented Presenting Percy, who looks a Grade One winner in the making over larger obstacles. The Paul & Clare Rooney-owned gelding made his chase debut at Exeter last month. He was unlucky to run into the foot-perfect Ballyoptic, who will also likely be running in Grade Ones later this term. Nevertheless, Barney Dwan was sent off favourite for that race and that suggests he has ability over fences. O'Brien's charge should improve and the trainer boasts a 44% better than expected strike rate in the past two weeks.
SILINGHOSTER has to carry a penalty after already breaking his duck over fences. The five year old son of Loup Solitaire gained a mark of only 133 over hurdles but has been bred to be a chaser. Silinghoster's debut over larger obstacles at Ffos Las last month was plenty encouraging and has subsequently earned him an official rating of 140. Under a confident ride by Noel Fehily, Neil Mulholland's charge galloped smoothly and jumped exuberantly to cruise to a 14-length success. Silinghost tops BTO+ ratings heading into the affair and Fehily, who shows a 49% better than expected win rate over the course and distance, retains the ride and.
CLONDAW CIAN makes up the field. Sue Smith's runner was a decent novice hurdler but finished well behind Barney Dwan in the Pertemps Final last season. Clondaw Cian has had two starts over fences already without winning. He struggled on debut at Aintree but delivered a brilliant effort at Ascot last time out. Clondaw Cian was a neck second in a limited novices' chase giving weight away to the majority of his rivals. As a result, the Gold Well gelding has been raised six pounds for the run so the handicapper must have been impressed. Sean Bowen has been booked to ride and the Welsh jockey boasts a 17% better than expected strike rate on the chase course at the Lincolnshire venue.
Article Posted on Thursday 7th December 2017 @ 07.40
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