Grand National-winning trainer Dr Richard Newland enhanced his superb record at Market Rasen Racecourse ahead of the Jockey Club Live concert with Madness.
An enthusiastic crowd watched as the 6-4 favourite Stubborn Logic, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, landed the Elite Windows Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.
It means that the trainer, who won the Grand National with Pineau De Re five years ago, has sent out 19 winners from his last 57 runners at the Lincolnshire track. Market Rasen is the venue where he has won most prize money over the last five years with the exception of Ascot.
That was one of three favourites who won at Friday’s fixture, but no one went home rich with the other two victors being odds-on shots. Red Royalist (1-10) took the opening C&L Fairburn Property Developments Ltd Novices’ Hurdle, while Angel Of Harlem (5-6) landed the Elsoms Seeds Handicap Hurdle under champion jockey Richard Johnson who took his own record at Market Rasen this season to four winners from just 12 rides.
The longest-priced winner of the day was Fanzio at 7-1 in the C&L Fairburn Property Developments Ltd Handicap Hurdle, while Anti Cool at 6-1 took the Handicap Chase which was run under the same sponsorship.
Vice Et Vertu obliged for his backers at 4-1 in the Manby Middlegate Development Available Now Handicap Chase, while the concluding C&L Fairburn Property Developments Ltd Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race was won by the 11-2 fancy Mahler’s Promise.
*The next fixture at Market Rasen is Associated British Ports County Day on Friday, 21st June.
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About Market Rasen Racecourse
Market Rasen Racecourse, which is part of The Jockey Club, is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2019 and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year. It has been chosen by the Racehorse Owners Association as one of the top smaller racecourses in Britain for the last four years. More information is available at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen/.
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