13:15 Market Rasen

Barrier Peaks is likely to prove popular after completing a double at Uttoxeter recently, but there may be some value in taking him on off this 10lb higher mark. ESCOBEDO shaped with promise on his handicap debut over an 1m7f at Wincanton and appeals as the type who could improve for this step up to an extended 2m4f. In-form duo Lone Star and Calidad are others to consider in what looks a competitive opener.
Prediction : 1st Escobedo 2nd Lone Star 3rd Calidad

13:45 Market Rasen

Hugos New Horse is respected in his quest to the land a four-timer after notching his third consecutive win over hurdles at Exeter on New Year's Day, but he may prove vulnerable conceding more weight to his rivals today. TIGHTENOURBELTS ran his best race to date when finishing runner-up at Taunton in December and, with improvement a distinct possibility on this third start over the smaller obstacles, he may make the most of the weight concession. Last-time-out winner Pearly Island can chase that duo home.
Prediction : 1st Tightenourbelts 2nd Hugos New Horse 3rd Pearly Island

14:15 Market Rasen

TAKE CENTRE STAGE wasn't disgraced when failing to make all and weakening into third at Kelso last month, and he may see his race out better now returned to a sounder surface. Asa is entitled to improve on her stable debut when finishing fourth at Hereford and is feared most off a 3lb lower mark. Lipa K may have more to offer now entering handicaps for the first time and warrants inspection in the market.
Prediction : 1st Take Centre Stage 2nd Asa 3rd Lipa K

14:45 Market Rasen

In an open event, a chance is taken on REPUBLICAN. The gelded son of Kayf Tara is without a win since his novice campaign, which his sliding handicap mark reflects, but recent signs suggest he might be able to take advantage. Shighness bolted up from a 6lb lower mark over C&D in November and a return to this venue could see her back in the winner's enclosure. Here Comes McCoy might not be far away either.
Prediction : 1st Republican 2nd Shighness 3rd Here Comes McCoy

15:15 Market Rasen

GERYVILLE ran with great credit to finish second in the Lincolnshire National on Boxing Day, his first outing following wind surgery, and he's fancied to go one better from just 3lb higher today. Jaytee has been largely consistent over the larger obstacles and he looks set to mount another bold bid, along with Jessie Lightfoot, who was unfortunate to have been brought down at Fakenham last month. African Dance has been absent since making a winning chase debut in November 2021 and the market can prove the best guide on his return.
Prediction : 1st Geryville 2nd Jaytee 3rd Jessie Lightfoot

15:45 Market Rasen

This is fancied to go the way of Champion Bumper hope QUEENS GAMBLE, who hacked up in a Listed event at Cheltenham in November. The daughter of Getaway must saddle a penalty for that success, but she looks highly progressive and it's unlikely we've seen the best of her yet. Alfie's Princess ought to be in the thick of things once again, having struck the woodwork at Huntingdon on her debut under Rules, along with Dysart Enos, who impressed when landing a Ludlow bumper last time out.
Prediction : 1st Queens Gamble 2nd Alfies Princess 3rd Dysart Enos

16:15 Market Rasen

The drop in trip did not appear to suit BEAT THE EDGE at Sedgefield last time, but his previous form suggests that he could be hard to stop in a race of this nature. Sindabella has some decent form to her name and she should not be discounted on her chasing debut, while Sir Apollo and Ribeye are others to note.
Prediction : 1st Beat The Edge 2nd Sindabella 3rd Sir Apollo

16:45 Market Rasen

MILADYGRACE failed to complete at Warwick last time but she was second off this mark at Leicester two starts ago and a reproduction of that level of form may well be good enough to take this. Emorelle showed some promise when fourth at Ffos Las on her latest outing and she could make the frame, while Imperial Pride edges out Stamina Chope to be the pick of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Miladygrace 2nd Emorelle 3rd Imperial Pride