Nap of the Day: Mare can score at Rasen

 | March 19 | 

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Owen McMahon's NAP of the Day

Happy Wednesday, dear reader. Standing in for Owen once again, and happy to report that we struck with an 11/2 winner yesterday from Wetherby. A game, front-running, superb-jumping effort from Top Of The Bill, who was certainly exactly that.

Can we follow up? Well, we're going to have a darned good try. Fine entertainment is to be had in general courtesy of Haydock and Market Rasen (jumps), with all-weather action from Southwell. It's to 'Rasen,' a course I've visited and enjoyed immensely, that we're journeying. Here's the info for our Nap of the day for Wednesday March 20.

Nap of the day, Wednesday

  • 15:30 Market Rasen - Pougne Aminta @ 3/1

15:30 Market Rasen - Pougne Aminta @ 3/1

A Class 4 three-mile handicap chase, for mares. A small field of five are set to face the starter, and the early signs are that the ground will be soft.

My selection Pougne Aminta has been fairly lightly-raced so far in her career, which began in the pointing field in November 2021. She readily won the fourth and last of those, at Dromahane in Ireland, nearly two years ago.

She was trained then by Fergal O'Brien, and won once for him in four starts before joining her present handler Alastair Ralph in October 2023. He immediately sent her over the larger obstacles, and she has contested three mares' chases - at Ludlow, Cheltenham and Wetherby.

Initially, respectable runs followed at around 2m 4f without getting ultra-competitive, but it was on her last start that we saw what might be achieved. Giving the winner just over a stone she finished second, beaten 3.5l, in this grade. At Chelters the time before she ran in a Class 3.

She performed last time as well as she ever has, and comes here off a 55-day rest. Being lightly-campaigned and having good breaks between engagements obviously suits the mare, and jockey Jonathan Burke has been on board for two of her last three spins.

For me she rates a sporting choice to land a successive nap for us, and stretches out over 3m for the first time under rules, which could bring about a little more improvement. She won her point at the trip and at just seven years old there's bags of time for her to really find her feet in the game.

If you're playing, good luck.

Nap of the Day from Betfred Insights.

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