Market Rasen Place 6 preview | 20th March

Racing

14:00 Boost Your Winnings At Rhino.Bet Handicap Chase

It is a tricky opener, so it is wise to include multiple selections on the ticket. SUPERSTYLIN boasts a record of 231013 at this level, and despite not being seen to best effect behind ZARA’S UNIVERSE last time out, this C&D winner should go well. The latter is respected in her follow-up bid, while HAPPY DU MESNIL should be thereabouts for a stable with a good record at this course.

Tips: Superstylin, Zara’s Universe, Happy Du Mesnil

14:30 Easter Sunday & Centenary Celebration Raceday Junior ‘National Hunt’ Hurdle

The banker on the card is EXCELERO who should be extremely hard to beat in this easier race than he’s faced in two starts to date. He only found subsequent Triumph Hurdle third Salver too strong on his hurdles debut before finishing fourth behind Sir Gino in a Grade 2 race at Cheltenham in January. Both of those pieces of form are top-class when put in context here, and he should be able to open his account with more to come.

Tips: Excelero

15:00 Follow Rhino.Bet On Instagram Maiden Hurdle

Trainer Olly Murphy’s recent run of form is exemplary, given that he’s had five winners from his last seven runners. With this in mind, DR SEB must come under serious consideration. He shaped well when third here last time out and should have more to offer, while ANYTRIXWILLDO and THEFORMISMIGHTY are others to consider in this wide-open contest.

Tips: Anytrixwilldo, Dr Seb, Theformismighty 

15:30 Book Summer Plate Ladies Day Now Mares’ Handicap Chase

With a 43% strike rate at this course, trainer Richard Bandey’s FLINTARA must enter the equation. This mare was in good form last season, and she backed up her Fontwell success with a second-place finish at Huntingdon six weeks ago. That form is working out well, so she’s definitely one to consider. PHILLAPA SUE is an interesting chase debutant, and with conditions to suit, she could make an impact.

Tips: Flintara, Phillapa Sue

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SOUTH TERRACE finds himself 12Ib below his last winning mark and is worth another chance despite being pulled up here last time. SISTER MICHAEL was down the field at Huntingdon last time out, but finished runner-up three times in succession beforehand and could be hard to beat. WOODIE FLASH will be partnered by a 10-lb conditional and represents a trainer in good form, so he’s feared.

Tips: South Terrace, Sister Michael, Woodie Flash

16:40 James Arthur & Ella Henderson Live Handicap Hurdle

BILLYTHEREALBIGRED is unbeaten in two starts in handicaps and was impressive on his stable debut ten days ago when scoring at Warwick by nearly 40 lengths. He should be difficult to stop in his hat-trick bid. EARTH CRY won both of his bumper starts, and although he’s not quite translated that form to this sphere as of yet, he is interesting on his handicap debut.

Tips: Billytherealbigred, Earth Cry

Author: Mark Hayes