Jockey Bridget Andrews warmed up for the last day of the Cheltenham Festival with a winner at Market Rasen.
She landed the Download The Star Sports App Now! Handicap Chase on the Dan Skelton-trained 4-1 chance Zamparelli, seeing off the challenge of the 11-4 favourite Lord Getaway by half a length.
This was her 21st winner of the 2018-19 jump racing season, her best campaign to date.
Three favourites did manage to win during the fixture which had been transferred from the currently closed Towcester Racecourse.
Musical Slave, in the First For Cheltenham Specials starsports.bet Handicap Hurdle, and Compadre, in the Call Star Sports On 08000 521 321 Handicap Chase, were both returned at 6-4. Significantly less money was won on the prohibitively priced 1-12 odds-on shot Mega Yeats, trained by Ruth Jefferson, in the opening Download The Star Sports App Now! Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.
The 11-2 fancy No Alarm took the Davy Russell Festival Blog At starsportsbet.co.uk Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle, while trainer Ben Pauling continued a good week for winners when Big Difference triumphed at 13-2 in the Download The Star Sports App Now! Handicap Hurdle.
The closing bumper race on the Flat went to 2-1 chance Tango Boy.
*The next meeting at Market Rasen Racecourse is on Wednesday, 20th March. Admission on the MansionBet ‘County Raceday’ is just £10 for adults when bought in advance. There are also hospitality options, with details available at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen/events-tickets/county-raceday-3/tickets/#filteredby=h
Market Rasen’s Randox Health Grand National preview evening takes place after racing on Wednesday, 3rd April, when the expert panel includes top trainer Olly Murphy and Market Rasen’s ambassador and jockey James Bowen. Tickets for both the racing and the Aintree preview cost just £25, including a hot dish of the day.