Market Rasen: FRANCKY DU BERLAIS | 2:40pm Betway Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) | Dom’s Pick
A cracking card of jumps action takes place at Market Rasen on Saturday afternoon and our team have selected our best bet of the day.
Despite a disappointing effort at Cartmel last time, Francky Du Berlais is taken to maintain his handler’s great record in this race (6 wins since 1997) under son James.
He’s off the same mark here when finishing third in Cumbria but should be far better suited by this track and won the expensive Clark Chase at Uttoxeter less than two months ago, so holds a strong record in big-fielded handicaps.
Earlier in 2021, he also picked up respective successes at Exeter and Haydock Park, and this trip looks just about his ideal test.
Stable-mate Lord Bryan won the Summer Plate Trial here last month and is the mount of Sean Bowen, but he remains 2lb out of the handicap so will need to improve significantly to cause an upset here, with his Pembrokeshire colleague looking a far more solid selection on paper.