Towcester

  • 17:20 Best Racing Blogs On gg.com Maiden Open NH Flat Race1m 5f 110y

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 11.20s
  • Off time: 17:20:36
17:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wyfield Rose 11/2
2nd Countersign 9/2
3rd Di's Gift 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 UP7 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Alwayslookback (IRE) 129
4 11-2 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 66/167.00
2 6 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Countersign 110
4 11-2 h C T Pogson A Pogson 9/25.50
3 Black, Light Blue cross belts, Red sleeves and cap Di's Gift
4 11-2 R C Guest D F O'Regan 9/25.50
4 59-6 Black, red seams, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Monasterevin (IRE) 12
5 11-2 p1 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 16/117.00
5 3- Black and yellow stripes, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Newforge House (IRE) 287
5 11-2 B G Powell Brendan Powell 7/24.50
6 984 Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Seamus Rua (IRE) 22
5 11-2 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 7/24.50
7 BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star Swanage Bay (IRE)
6 11-2 A Middleton James Banks (5) 33/134.00
8 25 Emerald Green, Red hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Red spots In A Heartbeat 22
4 10-9 M Keighley Ian Popham 9/110.00
9 88- Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Wyfield Rose 173
4 10-9 Jamie Snowden N D Fehily 11/26.50

Verdict

SEAMUS RUA was having his first start for Charlie Longsdon when finishing fourth at Stratford. He should strip fitter here and is marginally preferred to In A Heartbeat, a little disappointing last time after a promising debut second. Newforge House should improve on his third at Fontwell at the end of last year, when he raced wide throughout, while Swanage Bay warrants a second look on his introduction.