• 19:00 Niftylift Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.70s
  • Off time: 19:00:41
19:00 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gerrard (IRE) 6/1
2nd Early Wings (GER) 4/1
3rd Caspar of Tarsus (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64P5U-6 Dark Blue, Red triple diamond, sleeves and cap Gershwinner (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-12 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 96 11/26.50
3 11/5400- Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Ash High (IRE) 75
Distance Winner
7 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 92 14/115.00
5 0/68747- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Khazar (FR) 19
7 11-5 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 89 10/111.00
6 75245-2 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Early Wings (GER) 14
Beaten Favourite
8 11-5 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 89 4/15.00
7 618U46- Pink, White inverted triangle, sleeves and diamond on cap Caspar of Tarsus (IRE) 30
7 11-5 G A Ham E Dehdashti (3) 89 12/113.00
9 7541P4- Light blue, red cross belts and armlets, red and black quartered cap Commanche Dream 26
Distance Winner
7 11-2 S T Lewis Matthew Batchelor 86 25/126.00
10 1172P-4 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Jacarado (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-0 v R Dickin H Oliver 84 12/113.00
11 175PP1- Dark Blue, Purple seams, striped cap Arceye 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-11 p W Davies D Laverty (3) 81 9/110.00
12 31P/32P- Light Blue, Scarlet hoop and cap Gerrard (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-9 b Mrs A Barclay Sam Twiston-Davies (5) 79 6/17.00
13 47452-5 Red, White chevron, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Well Mick (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-6 J A T de Giles Felix de Giles 76 5/16.00
Non runners
2P522B8-Captain Smoothy1011-12S CurranA Freeman96
4U7U35-3Prophete de Guye (FR)711-6H J EvansL Treadwell90
88/P7704-Wham Bang611-4R MathewSean Quinlan88
1483644-2Shulmin1010-0Mrs C FergusonB Hughes62


A modest staying chase with KHAZAR selected ahead of Early Wings and Jacarado. The combination of Tony McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill are always respected and it could be that 89 is a favourable mark to go chasing off. Early Wings was second to Basoda last time out. The handicapper has alloted a 5lb rise for that close up finish. Jacarado was in fourth on that occasion but as a track specialist and proven on a faster surface, this veteran should not be ignored. Arceye is 13 years young. His recent victory at Chepstow attracted an 8lb rise. Gerrard ran lamentably here in March and has been given time off since. Caspar Of Tarsus might be better on a softer surface so is reluctantly passed over. Shulmin is an out-and-out staying mare but she has lots to do on the figures. Khazar might be well treated off this mark and as he hails from an in-form yard, he looks the percentage call.