Racing tips: Nayati is Rasen the stakes

Market Rasen racecourse
Market Rasen racecourse

Nayati can keep his unbeaten record since arriving in Britain intact in the In Play Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen.

With a total prize fund of almost £22,000 up for grabs, it is no surprise a strong field has been assembled for the feature event of the afternoon in Lincolnshire.

The Bet Now At 188Bet Novices’ Chase looks a straight match between Captain Chaos and Ozzy Thomas and the latter gets the nod.

Captain Chaos is enjoying a fine debut season for Dan Skelton, winning twice from four starts, but he is sent into action just a fortnight after a tough race in the Towton at Wetherby.

The Henry Oliver-trained Ozzy Thomas, on the other hand, has not been seen in competitive action since October, so he should have the edge in terms of freshness.

The mud will be flying at Ffos Las, but that should not bother Scorpion Sid in the opening British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle.

Bought for £50,000 after finishing second on his only start in the Irish point-to-point field, the son of Scorpion was a hot favourite on his debut for Jamie Snowden at Chepstow last month and galloped his rivals into submission.

Behind Time has plenty in his favour in the Professional Security Management Ltd Handicap Chase.

The JP McManus-owned gelding had his limitations exposed earlier in the campaign, failing to make an impression in races won by Yanworth and Optimus Prime.

However, he fared a deal better when switched a handicap company at Wincanton last time out, finishing a close second when he probably would have won with cleaner jumping.

He runs off the same mark and clearly handles heavy ground, so if he can get his act together, a bold bid should be in the offing.


Navan: 1.50 Pallasator, 2.20 Diamond Cauchois, 2.55 Admiral Brian, 3.25 Drumconnor Lad, 4.00 C’est Jersey, 4.30 Allez Kal, 5.00 Cemister.

Ffos Las: 2.30 Scorpion Sid, 3.05 Nansaroy, 3.35 Holdbacktheriver, 4.10 Behind Time, 4.40 Way Of The World, 5.10 Tugboat.

Market Rasen: 2.10 Potters Sapphire, 2.45 Isle Of Ewe, 3.15 NAYATI (NAP), 3.50 Ozzy Thomas, 4.20 Norse Light, 4.50 Brown Trix.