Towcester

  • 15:10 Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off time: 15:11:40
15:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mountain Tunes (IRE) 6/4
2nd Kris Spin (IRE) 7/1
3rd Panama Petrus (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3P2-211 Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves and cap Premier Portrait (IRE) 15
6 11-5 K C Bailey J M Maguire 8/19.00
3 U7545-5 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 12
5 10-12 F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (7) 100/1101.00
4 7/842- Yellow, Purple spots on sleeves, Purple cap Kris Spin (IRE) 201
5 10-12 R Lee J E Moore 125 7/18.00
5 95-0 Black, pink hoop, hooped sleeves, pink cap Major Martin (IRE) 37
4 10-12 C P E Brooks Sam Twiston-Davies 100/1101.00
6 31- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mountain Tunes (IRE) 250
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/42.50
7 3- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Panama Petrus (IRE) 358
5 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 20/121.00
8 P1-1 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Prideofthecastle (IRE) 172
6 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 15/82.88
9 0P0-P0 Black and yellow check, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Rose Of Marron (IRE) 32
6 10-12 John R Upson G Sheehan (3) 125/1126.00
10 20/6- Light blue and black (quartered), light blue sleeves, black armlets Scuderia (IRE) 552
6 10-12 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 100/1101.00
11 23- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Walk On Al (IRE) 225
5 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 33/134.00
12 1/5256-3 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 162
6 10-12 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 115 10/111.00
Non runners
1F37-F16Ballinalacken (IRE)511-5A MiddletonMark Marris

Verdict

Several promising types face the starter in this. Ballinalacken and Premier Portrait have already won over timber but have penalties to contend with. Kris Spin was only beaten a head over 3m at Bangor in April and Westaway was second at Ascot last season and third at Fontwell in May. Mountain Tunes and Walk On Al could be useful recruits from the point-to-point field but there are high hopes surrounding PRIDEOFTHECASTLE, who has won bumpers at Limerick and Stratford and has a jumping pedigree. He can make a winning start to his hurdles career. Panama Petrus could be one for the future but may need this.