Towcester

  • 13:20 Weatherbys Mares' 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.00s
  • Off time: 13:20:29
13:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valrene 11/1
2nd Springinherstep (IRE) 5/4
3rd As I Am (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33146- Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap As I Am (IRE) 197
4 11-0 h D E Cantillon L P Aspell 5/16.00
2 6-0 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow cap Card Lover 180
6 11-0 H J Evans L Treadwell 150/1151.00
3 410-230 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Go Annie 21
4 11-0 Miss J S Davis Timmy Murphy 92 33/134.00
4 84620-0 White, large Orange spots, Orange cap June French (FR) 15
4 11-0 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 100/1101.00
5 33-6 BLACK, BEIGE stars and sleeves, BEIGE cap, BLACK star Lady From Geneva 21
5 11-0 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 40/141.00
6 86 Yellow, Red braces, hooped sleeves and cap My Nosy Rosy 41
4 11-0 t B I Case D A Jacob 100/1101.00
7 320-4 Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap Nuisance 29
4 11-0 T Symonds Felix de Giles 100/1101.00
8 5 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap On The Off Chance 25
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 50/151.00
9 634800- DARK BLUE, PINK diamonds on sleeves, PINK cap Princesse Katie (IRE) 205
6 11-0 J Bennett Mr M T Stanley (7) 125/1126.00
10 1 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Springinherstep (IRE) 116
Distance Winner
5 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/42.25
11 2123- DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Umadachar (FR) 209
4 11-0 W Greatrex N D Fehily 15/82.88
12 48- Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Upbeat Cobbler (FR) 251
4 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 100/1101.00
13 9/6036-3 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, quartered cap Valrene 14
6 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 105 11/112.00
14 899-7 Fawn and White check, Fawn sleeves, White cap, Black hoop Wilde At Heart (IRE) 11
5 11-0 J G Portman Hadden Frost 100/1101.00

Verdict

On The Off Chance only beat one home when made favourite on her racecourse debut at Ffos Las and A P McCoy deserts her here in favour of SPRINGINHERSTEP. Nicky Henderson's mare easily won a Southwell bumper in July and has a jumping pedigree. Umadachar will be a real threat, however, as she had some very decent form in bumpers last season. Warren Greatrex's charge was placed in Listed contests at both Sandown and Aintree in the spring and she'll go close if translating that form to hurdles. Valrene's third at Ludlow was her best effort to date and she's preferred to As I Am and Go Annie of the others.