The Virgin Bet Prelude Handicap Chase has proved a tricky test for punters over its 15-year history and so it proved again as the outsider of nine horses claimed victory in the £50,000 contest on Autumn Ladies’ Day at Market Rasen Racecourse.
The 16-1 chance Copper West landed the extended two-mile five-furlong race for trainer Tom George and jockey Jonathan Burke.
Saturday proved to be a frustrating afternoon for favourite backers, with none successful in the seven races.
Market leaders had to make do with runner-up spots in the first two races. The 15-8 fancy Deputy’s Oscar won the opening Champions Day Betting At Virgin Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle; then Flow Away, priced at 9-2, took the Symes Bains Broomer Maiden Hurdle.
Flow Away’s rider Gavin Sheehan enjoyed a double on the day after 2-1 chance Rouge Vif made a good transition from hurdles to fences with a convincing victory in the Download The App At Virgin Bet Novices’ Chase.
Honest Vic took the Rugby World Cup At Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle at 4-1, while Master Vintage was victorious at the same price in the SEP Novices’ Handicap Chase. The concluding Lincs Looks “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race went to Fair Star at 5-2.
Market Rasen Racecourses has two Thursday fixtures in November – on 7th and 21st. Further details can be found about the fixtures during the rest of 2019 at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen/.
For further information, please contact:
Nadia Powell, General Manager, at Market Rasen Racecourse, on 01673 843434 or email@example.com.
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 at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen/
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