Monday 23 January
Red Hot Robeson
The Robeson yard is in full cry at the moment, with 3 winners this month already! This is from only 5 runners, and the latest to cross the line in front was Justazippy in the last at Market Rasen yesterday. Taking on handicap company, and the boys, in only her third hurdle race it was a bit of an ask, but it was felt that she had a fair squeek off a mark of 107, and she did it well. Sam gave her a cracking ride, tracking the frenetic pace before making his own gap just before 2 out and hitting the front. Zip ran all the way to the line and won well. Another cracking day for her owner breeder Michael Lawrence and hopefully she can go on again. She has trotted up sound this morning. Over at Towcester Honeycreeper ran a cracker to finish fifth. She was not beaten up when her chance had gone, and this huge hearted little girl now qualifies for handicaps which should be her game, like Zippy she seems fine this morning. Smart Exit and Grassfinch get their turns to keep up the good record at Leicester tomorrow, Sam rides SE who we hope can consolidate his last run there (4th). Jimmy McCarthy rides the diminutive Grassfinch who seems in great form at home and would have an each way chance in the last.