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Nottingham Racing Preview: Great Blasket Can Get Back To Winning Ways

We’ve got a seven-race card for Rhino’s sponsored race meeting at Nottingham on Thursday. The race I am looking forward to seeing is the feature 3.45 Class 3 Handicap which is a race that looks like it could work out well.
Nottingham Racecourse

2.10 Daily Offers At Rhino.Bet EBF Novice Stakes – Mehmasself And I (Win)

I’m going to take a flyer on a possible outsider here with Mehmasself And I for Tom Dascombe. I went and watched his racecourse debut at Newmarket last month, and he just looked like a horse who needed the experience. He was badly hampered at the start, and then when he did make progress, he appeared to get caught out by the dip. 

I think the flatter track at Nottingham will suit him better, and it’s interesting to see Pierre-Louis Jamin booked for the ride. He got a 36% strike in 2024 for Tom Dascombe, which has produced six winners from 16 rides. Also, it should be mentioned that he’s had six second-place finishes, from those sixteen rides, so it’s clearly a sign of intent. I’m expecting a much better performance from the son of Mehmas here.

2.40 Euro2024 Daily Giveaways On Rhino.Bet Maiden Stakes – Devious Devan (Win)

It was a good run by Devious Devan when he finished a close third at Nottingham last month. That form has taken a boost as the second-placed horse in that race, Redhot Whisper, is rated 87, and ran a blinder at Epsom a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think this race will take much winning, and he could easily be better than his mark of 77.

3.10 – Charge Up Your Summer With Rhino.Bet Fillies’ Handicap – Marianglas (Win)

This looks to be quite open, but I am siding Marianglas, who is trained by Ed Bethell. His team is in very good form, and this filly ran better than the bare result suggests when she finished fourth at Ripon, as she didn’t appear to handle the track. The daughter of Almanzor now drops back in distance, which might suit her. If Callum Rodriguez rides her handy position, I can see her being bang there in the finish.

3.45 – Follow Us On X @BetRhino Handicap – Great Blasket (Win)

Great Blasket has been in the form of his life this season, winning three races in 2024. He was perhaps unlucky to bump into a well-handicapped rival in a warm race here a couple of weeks ago, when he finished second. The handicapper has him on the same mark of 80, and I suspect there is a bit more to come from the four-year-old gelding.

Em Jay Kay has been a very consistent horse for connections, finishing second on his last three starts. His recent effort at Newmarket was franked again by the winner, so it looks like a good piece of form.

On his old form, the son of Brazen Beau is well-handicapped and has placed off higher marks in the past. With the first-time tongue being applied, maybe this could be his day in the sun.

4.55 – Boost Your Winnings At Rhino.Bet Handicap – Rogue Force (Win)

I thought Rogue Force ran well when he finished second at Wetherby. That was a much better race than this, and I don’t think this will take much winning. He’s a horse that tends to show a lot of pace early on in his races. If he does go forward, he might be the one they’ve all got to beat with a good draw in Stall 3.

5.30 –  Follow Rhino.Bet On Instagram Handicap – Bakersboy (Each Way)

Bakersboy has been dropping down the weights and is well-handicapped as a result. Last time out was his first run for his new trainer, Alice Haynes, and he finished fourth. That wasn’t a bad run and this looks to be an easier race. With Christian Howarth claiming a handy 3lb I can see him building on it and making the frame here.

Bet Of The Day: 3.45 – Great Blasket

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We’ve got a seven-race card for Rhino’s sponsored race meeting at Nottingham on Thursday. The race I am looking forward to seeing is the feature 3.45 Class 3 Handicap which is a race that looks like it could work out well.
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