Towcester

  • 15:50 Dalepak Ltd 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,079 2nd £611 3rd £305 4th £153
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.40s
  • Off time: 15:50:30
15:50 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Run Along Boy 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-31726 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Quiet Whisper (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-5 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 115 10/111.91
3 362622 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Run Along Boy 15
6 10-12 t1 N P Mulholland D C Costello 110 5/42.25
4 9FF- Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap Small Fly (IRE) 191
7 10-12 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 10/111.00
Non runners
280/6-Alarming Alacrity (IRE)510-12Evan WilliamsConor Ring

Verdict

Run Along Boy probably brings the strongest form into this but Neil Mulholland's Irish import is hardly nap material having already had 14 starts over timber without managing to get his head in front. Quiet Whisper carries a penalty for his C&D win in May but hasn't been disgraced in three runs since and can't be ignored, while Alarming Alacrity may still have some scope. SMALL FLY has fallen in his two runs over hurdles to date but was staying on nicely in third when coming to grief at Ffos Las in March and, providing his confidence hasn't been affected, could represent a bit of value in this.