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Market Rasen: afternoon jumps action at the Lincolnshire course
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Today's news

  • TRAGIC LOSS: Former jump jockey James Banks, 36, who retired from the saddle two years ago, has been found dead at his home near Cheltenham
  • LONG TRIP: Tim Vaughan has enjoyed two winners from eight runners at Sedgefield this season and returns with two runners this afternoon. Len Brennan (2.25) and Let The Heirs Walk (3.30) have leading claims.

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Today's meetings

**STAR MEETING**
Market Rasen (first race 1.40)
McFabulous, who has not translated his smart bumper form to hurdles so far, has three rivals to beat in the feature EBF Novice Hurdle qualifier (3.15). The 3m handicap chase (2.45) has seven runners which Richard Birch runs the rule over along with quotes from connections here
G
oing Chase course - good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick: 6.6 at 7am on Monday) Hurdle course - good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 6.9 at 7am on Monday)
Distances: 1.40, 2.45 +150yds, 2.10, 3.15, 4.20 +84yds, 3.50 +96yds
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Cuban Pete (2.45)

Sedgefield (1.25)
Going 
Soft, good to soft in places (GoingStick 6.5 at 6.30am)
Distances: 1.55, 2.25 & 3.30 -9yds, 3.00 +20yds, 4.05 -12yds and 4.35 +26yds
Third fence in back straight will be omitted for all chases

Kempton (AW) (4.15)
Going Standard to slow

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Today's tips

Paul Kealy's top tip

Cougar's Gold (2.45 Market Rasen)
Has won on the track and is temptingly treated back on his last winning mark.

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McFabulous has three rivals to beat in the feature EBF Novice Hurdle qualifier at Market Rasen
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