• 16:10 Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.10s
  • Off time: 16:11:00
16:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 12/1
2nd Definite Ruby (IRE) 12/1
3rd Thoresby (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 785979- Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Church Field (IRE) 27
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Thomas M O'brien (10) 113 6/17.00
2 31/62P7- White and Dark Green stripes, Yellow sleeves, White cap Definite Ruby (IRE) 36
6 11-11 b1 N J Henderson David Bass 112 12/113.00
4 3/2494-0 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap South Stack 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 111 16/117.00
5 662136- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Finding Your Feet (IRE) 160
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-9 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 9/25.50
6 379P2-5 Yellow, red stars, hooped sleeves, red cap, yellow stars Stella's Fella 13
6 11-9 G R I Smyly Tom Cannon 110 25/126.00
7 3/10652- Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Thoresby (IRE) 28
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 p B I Case Kielan Woods (3) 105 11/43.75
8 534P70- Light blue, dark blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 33
6 11-4 h F O'Brien P J Brennan 105 12/113.00
9 P5553-4 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Occasionally Yours (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
10 11-4 A Blackmore Joseph Akehurst (7) 105 8/19.00
11 232/210- Black, light blue hoop and sleeves, white cap The Darling Boy 54
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 101 5/16.00
Non runners
392350-VTeak (IRE)711-10Ian WilliamsW T Kennedy111
103213-Nellie Forbush411-1Mrs S LeechPaul Moloney107


The Darling Boy is campaigned sparingly nowadays but his recent effort at Exeter was a rare poor performance and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back. South Stack has gone well here in the past and is due a good run while Finding Your Feet lived up to his name at the end of last year and could figure if fully wound-up. Definite Ruby is another to consider if the blinkers have the desired effect and the step up in distance is certain to suit the filly Nellie Forbush. THORESBY races off the same mark as when landing this 12 months ago and looks to have been aimed at a repeat after last month's second at Huntingdon following a short break.