HIGH NOON TO FACE JUST THREE OPPONENTS.
We send two to Market Rasen on Sunday afternoon where the going at the time of writing is good.
High Noon is already a dual winner at the Lincolnshire track this season, once over this trip of two miles and three furlongs, and also over two furlongs further back in June. His latest start was also at Market Rasen when he at least matched those two winning efforts when finishing runner up. The handicapper has raised him 13lb for those three runs, but Emma Smith-Chaston who takes over from Conor O'Farrell won on him at Musselburgh in January 2020, and will take off 7lb. The race is a 0-120 handicap chase over his optimum trip of two miles and three furlongs, and good ground suits, the race is at 2.0.pm.
The ex Irish runner Papal Count will make his debut for us at 3.35.pm, in a 0-100 handicap hurdle over the extended two miles and two furlongs, with Alain Cawley taking the ride. Papal Count has been bought as a dual purpose horse, and although he is still a maiden under both codes after 14 starts, he has hinted that he has enough about him to win a race. His best effort over jumps was when falling two out at Kilbeggan on his penultimate start last September, when still in with every chance He has been away from the track since October, so he is entitled to need this first run for us.
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Good luck to the connections, Nick Pietrzyk And Partner, and Red & Whites.