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BURDIGALA AND THE RETRIEVER DECLARED FOR TUESDAY.

Two runners at two different venues, one on the flat at Southwell, and one over the jumps at Market Rasen. Like the majority of racecourses staging national hunt racing at the moment, the ground is heavy, and inspections are par for the course.There will be an inspection at Market Rasen at 12.pm. on Monday to see if racing can go ahead.

If things get the go ahead then we will run Burdigala in the 12.30.pm, a 0-100 handicap hurdle over the extended two miles. Burdigala arrived from France in November 2018 with a rating of 115, but since arriving has only raced on seven occasions, as he was struck down with injury for 15 months, and then lock-down curtailed his season. He has yet to show any of his good French form for us, and has fallen to a mark of 89, his regular rider Alain Cawley will once again be in the saddle.

There should be no problem with The Retreiver getting a run on the all weather at Southwell in the 7.45.pm. The race is a 0-55 handicap over his best trip of seven furlongs. The Retreiver is a regular at the track, with this being his ninth visit. He has finished in the runners up spot at the track on four occasions, and got that well deserved win there last November. He has had a 53 day break since a rare below par fifth, and will come back a fresher horse. There is an unusually low turn out of just six runners, with our stable conditional Aiden Brookes having his best chance yet of riding his first winner, at his eight attempt on the flat.

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Good luck to the connections, Rosemary Hetherington And Partner, and RM&T Holdings Limited & Partners.

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