50) Smart Boy Prince is a tenacious type well suited to the forceful style of McCoy and this twoand-a-half mile trip is just slightly further than at Market Rasen
but nothing too cause any concern
Hedley, who has swapped Market Rasen
for Warwick, had been scheduled to leave after the Boxing Day meeting but explained: "Jack is now a fully fledged clerk of the course but his accreditation was yesterday so I still had to go on the racecard.
Last year's Boxing Day fixture at Market Rasen
was lost and in order to avoid a repeat, officials are laying down 3,900 square metres of specially created material to protect the track.
The selection won two outings ago at Market Rasen
and wasn't disgraced in a novices' handicap at Uttoxeter on his most recent run.
It's his first race over hurdles and we'll just see how we go," said the trainer, who had two winners on this Market Rasen
card last year - including the subsequent Weatherbys Champion Bumper runner-up New Year's Eve.
The David O'Meara-trained War Poet can take advantage of a rating of 108 on his handicap hurdle debut at Market Rasen
was yesterday described as a "regular offender" in not meeting Horsemen's Group tariffs with the course's fixture today failing to reach the HG's prescribed prize-money level for all but one race.
JCR has teamed up with Irish animal feed supplier Connolly's Red Mills for a series comprising 13 races across seven JCR tracks, starting at Market Rasen
this month and culminating in the final at Aintree in May, when Red Mills will supplement the prize-money.
TODAY'SP OINTERS vvRichard Newland's runners at Market Rasen
The Worcestershire-based trainer's last seven runners over jumps have achieved form figures of 4112122 and with his string in scintillating form it could be worth following his runners at Market Rasen
10 Market Rasen
, nap) All his wins have come on right-handed courses and he was out of his depth at Cheletenham last time.
40 Market Rasen
, nap) He was highly tried in his previous attempts over hurdles and this represents an easier task on his first start for David Pipe.
15 Market Rasen
, nap) Boasted decent form on the Flat in France before joining David Pipe and expected to play a leading role on his British debut over hurdles.