Summer Plate Odds

The Summer Plate is Market Rasen's most high-profile race of the season and always pulls in a huge crowd to savour a top-class meeting run in glorious sunshine.

Strangely, despite the nature of the race being a National Hunt one, it is scheduled to take play in the third week of July. It is run over a gruelling three-and-a-half miles and is a handicap.

It is without doubt the richest summer National Hunt handicap, along with their Summer Hurdle the same prize fund but run over the hurdle course run over the summer months.

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Market Rasen is the only the only racecourse in Lincolnshire and offers a friendly, family orientated experience, which gives various meetings a unique feel to a raceday.

Keeping certain trainers on your side when planning a punt on this race is the key to finding a profit.

Peter Bowen's runners are definitely worth a second-look when trawling through the race. Bowen has produced four winners from his yard in the last eight renewals, winning at odds as big as 11/2 and 16/1.

Local man Bowen has had twenty-one in total runners in this race, four wins and three others placed.

His classiest winner was probably Snoopy Loopy in 2008, who went onto win the Grade On Betfair Chase in 2008 where he famously beat the legend that is Kauto Star. Legendary National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls also has a fine record in this competitive handicap, placing two horses in the last seven years.

He always uses the race as a chance to send out some of his underrated horses, who may have a big reputation but had failed to fire over the winter.

The 2012 renewal was won by the Lawney Hill trained I Have Dreamed, who beat off a late surge by Al Co to win under classy apprentice David Bass.