We send three down to Market Rasen on Tuesday, where the going is currently described as good to soft, good in places.
Geryville clearly wasn't himself when pulling up in the Linconlshire National at this track on Boxing Day, after making a promising seasonal reappearance at Sedgefield in October. Hopes were high, as he had been beaten only one length and a quarter in the previous years renewal of that National, and he comes in to this race now back down to that last same mark, in what is clearly a far less competitive event. Geryville runs at 3.35.pm, in the 0-120 handicap chase, over the extended two miles and seven furlongs, with the champion jockey Brian Hughes taking the ride.
After running with great promise in two of her three bumper starts, Storm Spirit takes a leap up in to Listed company for her final bumper run. The race looks well up to standard, and Storm Spirit goes in to the race with everything to gain, and nothing to lose, ahead of the next stage in her career, either on the flat or over hurdles. She runs in the 'Alan Swinbank Listed Mares Bumper,' at 4.05.pm, over the extended two miles, where she will be partnered by Conor O'Farrell for the first time.
Monaghan Boy finally looks to be getting his act together over fences, and at Catterick 26 days ago, he finished a solid runner up for the second time in a row. After some promising bumper form, he completely lost his way over hurdles, but since going chasing he now looks a winner in waiting. Monaghan Boy goes to post for the 0-100 novices handicap chase, over the extended two miles and seven furlongs, at 4.35.pm, where he will once again be partnered by Emma Smith-Chaston.
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Good luck to the connections, R M Howard, Keep The Faith Partnership, and The Golden Cuckoo.