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The Trigger - Market Rasen 14:15
Flag: Horse In Focus
The Trigger really caught the eye when successful after eight months off at Perth recently, making smooth headway on the turn for home and always in control once hitting the front on the approach to the last, with Brian Hughes having to do little more than shake him up. In form terms, that represented as good an effort as he has ever produced over hurdles, and he was arguably value for more than the official winning margin on the day.
A 8 lb hike in the weights puts him on a career-high mark here, but the eight-year-old certainly showed enough to suggest he is capable of winning again, and Ronan McNally rarely has runners on this side of the Irish Sea for the sake of it, with two winners from three runners in the UK so far this season. With further entries at Worcester and Roscommon in the coming days, it would be no surprise to see The Trigger run up a sequence granted his optimum conditions (best on good going), and he can take the next step towards that with a defeat of Mille Nautique and St Andrews this afternoon.