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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long

Market Rasen

Tom Cannon has three rides today at Market Rasen.


Age, Colour, Sex 3 b g (6 Apr 2020) Trainer Alan King Owner McNeill Family & Niall Farrell Pedigree NATHANIEL (IRE) 129 QUEEN'S DREAM (IRE) - OASIS DREAM 129

Flat: 26,000Y: fourth foal: brother to 1½m winner Star Dreamer and half-brother to 2-y-o 7.4f winner Dream Poet (by Poet's Voice) and 1½m winner (stays 1¾m) Nellie Moon (by Sea The Moon): dam, ran twice, out of useful 1¼m/10.3f winner Queen of Pentacles: fairly useful form: won minor event at Ffos Las (by 4¼ lengths from Syllabus) in September: 9/2, creditable 11½ lengths fifth of 11 to Lordship at York on handicap debut in October: stays 1¾m.

Jumps: fairly useful form on Flat (stays 1¾m), won minor event at Ffos Las in September, creditable fifth on handicap debut last time.

Insanity is also one of the younger brigade whom Alan is keen on, so it will be interesting to see how he fares when he makes his jumping debut at Market Rasen on Thursday. Alan said:”Insanity did us proud on the Flat last season and we think an awful lot of him. He has schooled well.”


Age, Colour, Sex 6 b g (21 Mar 2017) Trainer Alan King Owner Masterson Holdings Limited Pedigree DOYEN (IRE) 132 MANDARLI (IRE) DARSI (FR) 118

Jumps: £110,000 5-y-o: second foal: dam unraced half-sister to fair hurdler (stayed 2¾m) Cooksgrove Lady: won completed start in Irish points: fairly useful form when won at Hereford only start in bumpers: off 7 months, 10/3, looked useful prospect when short-head second of 6 to Choccabloc in introductory event at Ludlow on hurdling debut, well clear of rest: should improve. TFR Top 138p

The Doyen Chief accompanies Insanity to Market Rasen, his target being the two and a half mile novice hurdle. Alan added:”He is another whom we rate highly. He won his point-to-point in Ireland and then went in at the first time of asking for us in a bumper at Hereford in April.

“He was only just touched off on his hurdling debut at Ludlow last month, being beaten by a race-fit winner of Nicky Henderson’s and one he likes a lot. They pulled clear of the rest, so are probably two nice horses, but The Doyen Chief is a fine, big horse who should come on plenty for that run.”


Age, Colour, Sex 7 b m (14 Apr 2016) Trainer Lucy Wadham Owner Ms E. L. Banks Pedigree SHIROCCO (GER) 129 GENTLE ALICE (IRE) BENEFICIAL 117

modest hurdler: won mares handicap at Fakenham in 2022/23: similar form over fences: won novice handicap at Fakenham bit later in 2022/23: off 7 months, 11/8, 2½ lengths third of 5 to Dysania in similar event at Lingfield on return: stays 3m: acts on heavy going: usually leads.

TFR 112


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