McCoy seeks to surpass Pipe's record with Gimme.
Betfred Summer Plate 3.30 Market Rasen 2m61/2f C4/RUK Card page 37 JUST one success away from exceeding Martin Pipe's record of 4,191 winners, Tony McCoy returns to a track where, apart from Worcester, he has won at more times than anywhere else this season.
If failing to find his recordbreaking winner with rides in the first two races on the card, he has what looks like a decent chance in this PS50,000 contest with It's A Gimme.
The champion jockey has won this race three times in the last 12 years and in the Jonjo O'Neilltrained contender has a partner who has run creditably on both starts this season and looks open to further improvement, winning a weak race at Worcester last time.
Standing in his way are 14 challengers, including three more from Jonjo O'Neill's yard.
Weighty task No winner has managed to carry more than 11st 5lb to victory since 2000. Guess Again, Pantxoa, Grandads Horse and Kie face a tough task at the top end of the handicap.
Bowen double-handed Peter Bowen has won this race three times in the last eight years. He launches a two-pronged attack this time with Lamboro Lad and Book'Em Danno.
VVWHAT they say Alan King, trainer of Pantxoa Decent ground would be a plus for him, and though he jumps left, meaning this is the wrong way round for him, it is a PS50,000 race so it is worth taking a chance. Charlie Longsdon, trainer of Grandads Horse and Superior Quality and Grandads Horse must both have strong each-way chances. Grandad seems to love it around there and will be 4lb better off with the horse that just beat him last time. Superior Quality is in great form and Aidan Coleman will really suit him.
David Pipe, trainer of Guess Again He won his last two and this is a step up again. He would probably appreciate a bit further but it's a valuable race and we'll take our chance.
Jonjo O'Neill, trainer of It's A Gimme, Lost Legend, Dursey Sound and The Nephew It's A Gimme is only a novice, but hopefully a nice type of horse, and has been working well at home. Lost Legend likes the good ground and he's a decent horse on his day if everything goes right for him. Everything is in his favour so we're as hopeful as we can be. Dursey Sound likes the good ground too. He keeps putting in a bad jump every time you don't want him too, but if he puts in a good clear round he'll run a blinder. The Nephew loves the ground and likes going that way round and it seems to suit him, but he's had a big jump in the handicap since his last run.
Brian Ellison, trainer of Mazuri Cowboy We got him from Ireland and he's a nice horse. He's been working really well but probably wants a little bit more juice in the ground. Harriet Fuller
Guess Again: David Pipe's gelding has won last two starts
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 19, 2014|
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