Tyrell going for a Market Rasen follow up
Craig Buckingham’s young hurdler Tyrell put in an improved performance to win at Catterick last month and he’s off to Market Rasen tomorrow to try and follow up off a 5lbs higher mark in the 2m7f handicap hurdle at 3.45.
The five year old son of Teofilo was a comfortable scorer over just short of two and a half miles that day but he shapes like a stayer and we think this step up in trip is the right move for him. The Catterick runner up, Aaron Lad, has gone on to win his next two races so the form has a solid look to it and we kept Tyrell ticking over with a run in a jumpers’ bumper at Newcastle three weeks ago.
There ate nine runners, including Itsnonofurbusiness, who’s now 11lbs higher than when he won here in January but he’s run well in better company on his last two starts and looks likely to take a bit of beating under in form conditional Bridget Andrews. Tyrell will like the ground and he’ll again be ridden by Joe Colliver.
Knocknamona‘s regular jockey Alain Cawley is in action at Huntingdon so the Rat Pack’s prolific winner will also be partnered by Joe as he looks to get back to winning ways in the novices’ handicap chase over an extended 2m5f at 4.50.
The Trans Island gelding had won four on the bounce prior to a lesser effort over this course and distance on his return from a six week break, he remains on a career high mark and could probably do with more testing ground but we know he’s better than he showed last time and hopefully he can put his experience to good use in a race where five of his seven opponents have yet to jump a fence in public.
Our other runner on the card is Oakwood Minions’ lightly raced eight year old Ajabindejaw, who will be partnered by Fin O’Toole in the extended two and a half mile handicap hurdle at 2.40.
He’s yet to show any worthwhile form in seven runs over hurdles and was well beaten on his yard debut at Sedgefield last time, this doesn’t look the strongest of races but it’s likely he’s high enough in the weights at the minute given what he’s achieved so far.