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Not Crazy to back Jack for a victory

Kim Bailey looks to have spotted a nice opportunity to pick up a good prize with Crazy Jack in the Rasen Mail Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Market Rasen.

An import from the point-to-point scene here in Ireland, in just two runs so far for Lambourn trainer Bailey he has looked a horse that can make his presence felt at a useful level.

Being a winner between the flags, the likelihood is we are not going to see the very best of him until he goes over a real trip, as stamina will be a strong suit. However, he has not looked short of speed from what he have seen so far, and was good enough to take second in a novice hurdle at Exeter a couple of weeks ago.

Staying on well there, without looking like catching winner Hello George, he had made a successful debut for Bailey at Towcester in May.

Both those efforts were over two miles and a furlong, and real improvement is expected now he tries the best part of another six furlongs in a handicap for the first time.

This is a race worth taking, with nearly £10,000 to the winner.

Blackwell Synergy is surely a winner waiting to happen from his current rating and the Bet With Your Racing UK App Handicap Chase fits the bill. The eight-year-old is well travelled, having flitted between John Supple and Jonjo O'Neill, and is now with John Upson.

A winner in Ireland over hurdles off a much higher handicap pitch than his chasing figure in Britain, he showed at Kempton a victory over fences is not going to be far away.

Grand National-winning trainer Dr Richard Newland continues to do well from just a small pool of horses and it will be interesting to see what he can do with Irish recruit Rock Gone at Ffos Las.

Mid-division on his bumper debut, he has experience from three runs over hurdles.

His second to the Thekingofconnemara in May was most creditable as the winner has gone in again since and even tried his hand in a Grade Three, not being disgraced.


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