• 13:10 Haygain Hay Steamers - Clean Healthy Hay Maiden Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.90s
  • Off time: 13:10:19
13:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Close House Evs
2nd Sunglasses (IRE) 5/1
3rd Petit Ecuyer (FR) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 600-6 Dark blue, pink hoop and sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Bally Gunner 30
6 11-0 R Curtis D Crosse 200/1201.00
3 23-122 Emerald green and black stripes, red cap Castletown Bridge (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 9/25.50
4 212-3 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 13
4 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore Evs2.00
5 99 Royal blue, light blue hoops, white cap Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 48
4 11-0 O Sherwood L P Aspell 25/126.00
6 2584-82 Mauve and White stripes, Mauve sleeves, Black cap Freckle Face 53
4 11-0 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (5) 100 40/141.00
8 6-4 Dark Green, Red chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Gingers Reflection 24
5 11-0 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 66/167.00
9 8433- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Glassawine 283
4 11-0 t D Pipe Hadden Frost 28/129.00
10 08-8 Royal blue and pink stripes, royal blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap Midnight Choice 25
6 11-0 H J Evans Gerard Tumelty 200/1201.00
11 72-0 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, striped sleeves, hooped cap Petit Ecuyer (FR) 32
5 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 20/121.00
12 18 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Savant Bleu (FR) 29
Distance Winner
5 11-0 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 12/113.00
13 2 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Sunglasses (IRE) 221
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 5/16.00
14 0P1-0 White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Upton Mead (IRE) 10
4 11-0 Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
15 Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap Vimiero (USA) 56
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 12/113.00
16 0- Orange, Purple star, Orange sleeves, Purple stars, Orange cap, Purple star Iconic Rose 293
4 10-7 Mrs P Sly David England 150/1151.00
Non runners
27P-078Carbis Bay511-0Miss Z C DavisonGemma Gracey-Davison
75-553Frizzo (FR)411-0A KingCharlie Huxley


This could prove to be an informative contest as several of these have the scope to go on to better things. Close House may just have needed the run when third to Moorland Sunset at Exeter. He had some decent bumper form and looks a better bet than David Pipe's other runner Glassawine. Savant Bleu should prove a lot better than he showed at Warwick and beat today's rival Sunglasses in a bumper at Worcester in May. Frizzo wasn't beaten far when third at Fontwell but Vimiero failed to win in 10 attempts on the Flat, though did go close on a couple of occasions and has now joined a powerful NH yard. CASTLETOWN BRIDGE couldn't justify favouritism at Leicester but the fast ground that day wouldn't have been ideal and he should do better on this stiffer track. Charlie Longsdon's four-year-old can come out on top now.