Towcester

  • 16:15 Haygain Hay Steamers - Clean Healthy Hay Maiden Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.40s
  • Off time: 16:17:33
16:15 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frizzo (FR) 5/1
2nd Brass Tax (IRE) 6/5
3rd Ballylifen (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P9 Black, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Agitation 8
8 11-0 A Hollingsworth Mr J Hodson (7) 250/1251.00
2 008 Dark blue, yellow hollow box and armlets Anywhere 8
5 11-0 D L Williams S Thomas 150/1151.00
3 F32222 Purple, White hollow box and star on cap Ballylifen (IRE) 27
5 11-0 Miss H C Knight W Kennedy 117 10/34.33
4 2P000 Yellow, Maroon braces Bennys Well (IRE) 37
6 11-0 B G Powell Brendan Powell (5) 25/126.00
5 50-2420 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 25
6 11-0 B I Case D A Jacob 126 6/52.20
6 48PP7P Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Casco Bay (IRE) 42
8 11-0 David Lewis Alice Mills (7) 65 250/1251.00
7 3 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond Farmer Matt (IRE) 35
6 11-0 F O'Brien Timmy Murphy 12/113.00
8 553753 Royal blue, dark green epaulets Frizzo (FR) 34
5 11-0 b1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 106 5/16.00
9 90 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Jasperito 53
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 33/134.00
10 7-96P Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Larkhall 5
5 11-0 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 25/126.00
11 805P/ Orange, black spots R Craig (IRE) 722
7 11-0 M Keighley A P Cawley 20/121.00
12 44405 Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Rosquero (FR) 72
7 11-0 Miss C J E Caroe T Messenger 50/151.00
13 98-F07 ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE triple diamond, LIGHT BLUE cap Amazingreyce 13
7 10-7 O Brennan Harry Haynes 76 66/167.00
14 P0- Dark Green and Red stripes, Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Looselastic 398
7 10-7 Violet Jordan Mr O Garner (7) 250/1251.00
15 545 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap My Farmer Girl 18
6 10-7 K A Morgan Adam Wedge (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

It's been a difficult season for Henrietta Knight's stable and the Gold Cup-winning trainer must be wondering how to get a race out of Ballylifen, who has found one too good in his last four runs in bumpers and hurdles. The five-year-old may have to settle for a place again here behind BRASS TAX, who takes a huge drop in class after contesting a Grade 1 novice event at Cheltenham. On his second to the top-class Simonsig at Ascot in November, Ben Case's charge is the one to beat here. Frizzo is blinkered after finishing third at Hereford last time but has well beaten in three runs since finishing third at Fontwell in the autumn.