Towcester

  • 19:05 Happy Wedding Day Paul & Natasha Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.20s
  • Off time: 19:05:36
19:05 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shadarpour (IRE) 9/1
2nd Take The Crown 2/1
3rd Drombeg West 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/86113- White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Homer Run (IRE) 16
Course Winner
7 11-12 Simon Earle A Thornton 110 7/18.00
2 31644P- Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Tealissio 15
Distance Winner
8 11-9 p Mrs L Wadham M G Nolan (3) 107 20/121.00
3 8228FR- Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Slaney Star (IRE) 36
6 11-7 v Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 105 40/141.00
4 0/04139- EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Shadarpour (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
5 11-5 b G L Moore Joshua Moore 103 9/110.00
5 4/44232- Yellow, large Royal Blue spots and armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars A Little Bit Dusty 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 p C R Dore Peter Carberry (3) 102 14/115.00
6 321/FF3- Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Sparville (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-4 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 102 12/113.00
8 57/5552- Orange, Grey hoop and armlets Bold Adventure 47
Distance Winner
10 11-0 W J Musson Jack Quinlan (3) 98 16/117.00
9 407113- Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Take The Crown 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-11 Henry Oliver D F O'Regan 95 2/13.00
10 096118- Royal blue, violet hooped sleeves, red cap Drombeg West 25
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-11 Mrs A E Brooks A Tinkler 95 12/113.00
11 491652- White and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue hooped cap Lost In Newyork (IRE) 69
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-3 N Kent Charlie Deutsch (7) 87 10/34.33
12 49P78- Dark blue, red seams, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 21
6 10-1 t1 Violet Jordan Thomas Cheesman (7) 85 33/134.00
Non runners
745885P-Vedani (IRE)511-2A W CarrollT E Whelan100
13312054-Osmosia (FR)910-1C GordonTom Cannon85

Verdict

Take The Crown won here and at Chepstow before finishing third at Exeter. Bold Adventure wasn't beaten far at Uttoxeter in March and Lost In Newyork was second at Warwick, though is still 8lb higher than when scoring at Leicester in December. Sparville has won off a higher mark over fences but was beaten a long way when third at Ludlow after a lay-off. HOMER RUN may just have needed his latest run at Kempton but wasn't disgraced and this is a significant drop in grade. He still looks fairly treated and can defy top weight as Tealissio is hard to catch right, as is Shadarpour.