Towcester

  • 14:40 Weatherbys Novices' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:28
14:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arkaim 25/1
2nd Beforeall (IRE) 4/1
3rd Brassbound (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 74924-3 Mauve, White spots, White cap, Mauve spots Minella For Party (IRE) 179
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 110 3/14.00
2 4/4210-4 LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Chicklemix 29
Distance Winner
7 11-11 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) 109 10/111.00
3 1/3683- Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Stone 210
6 11-10 A J Honeyball R Mahon 108 13/27.50
5 33374-0 Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Best Boy Barney (IRE) 21
7 11-10 t J Scott Nick Scholfield 108 16/117.00
6 542648 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Brassbound (USA) 58
5 11-9 Mrs Caroline Bailey R Thornton 107 20/121.00
7 0134P-P Light blue, dark blue chevrons, chevrons sleeves, light blue cap, white spots Goodtoknow 177
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-7 R Lee Jake Greenall (3) 105 11/26.50
8 39740-1 Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Beforeall (IRE) 173
5 11-7 O Sherwood L P Aspell 105 4/15.00
9 4221-85 Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Arkaim 151
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-3 Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods (3) 101 25/126.00
10 1325-44 Dark Green, Light Green cross belts Gizzit (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
7 10-13 Karen George A Thornton 97 6/17.00
11 7670/8-6 White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Tyrur Ted 21
Distance Winner
8 10-12 t Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 96 25/126.00
Non runners
44P8155Fearless Leader611-10D G BridgwaterT Scudamore108

Verdict

Minella For Party has won between the flags so the switch to fences is likely to suit the top weight. But preference is for SWINCOMBE STONE, who should also leave his hurdles form behind now switching to the larger obstacles. He's a half-brother to chaser Swincombe Rock and will have been well schooled. Beforeall won over hurdles at Bangor in the spring and is another interesting recruit while Chicklemix should have benefited from her fourth here last month and makes more appeal than stablemate Arkaim. Goodtoknow has a bit to prove on his reappearance but probably still has more scope than the exposed Fearless Leader.