Towcester

  • 12:40 oddsanywhere.com Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.00s
  • Off time: 12:40:25
12:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyegan (IRE) 13/2
2nd Musical Wedge 11/1
3rd Pingaro De La Vire (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 400/833 White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Try Catch Me (IRE) 9
6 11-12 Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 105 40/141.00
2 42/375-7 Purple and grey diamonds, quartered cap Bring On The Judge (IRE) 43
8 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 105 8/19.00
3 P111-16 Red, Brown sleeves and cap Pingaro De La Vire (FR) 13
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-10 G R I Smyly Mr D Maxwell (7) 103 8/19.00
4 1120-P6 Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves and cap Smokey George 19
6 11-9 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 102 15/28.50
5 2U36-53 Black, red cross of lorraine, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Ballyegan (IRE) 13
6 11-6 t1 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 99 13/27.50
6 24257-4 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Pacha D'Oudairies (FR) 14
8 11-4 M Blake Nick Scholfield 97 25/126.00
7 134262 Red, Yellow cap Safe Investment (USA) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-2 t Mrs L Hill D Bass (3) 95 4/15.00
8 F3-U277 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Ballyvoneen (IRE) 21
6 11-0 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 93 20/121.00
9 4676-3U Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 15
Distance Winner
7 10-13 Miss C Dyson A Thornton 92 11/112.00
10 68/2F7-4 Light Blue, Scarlet hoop and cap Quapriland (FR) 13
7 10-10 Mrs A Barclay T Molloy (3) 89 16/117.00
11 07/731-2 Dark Green, Beige striped sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Grand Article (IRE) 25
7 10-1 P E Cowley Adam Wedge (5) 80 7/24.50
12 UPP-5PP Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Roman Landing 15
7 10-0 t1 P A Pritchard Harry Challoner (7) 59 150/1151.00

Verdict

Pingaro De La Vire won over C&D last month but made mistakes when well behind Ballyegan and Quapriland at Exeter next time and will struggle to reverse that form today. Safe Investment ran Spot The Ball to a neck over C&D on his latest start but is 5lb higher today, while Wincanton fourth Pacha D'Oudaires has squandered easier chances in the past. SMOKEY GEORGE ran a lot better than the final result suggests over 2m4f here last month, only giving best approaching the last. As that was his first try over fences, he's open to plenty of improvement and isn't badly treated on his hurdles form.