• 16:40 Ladbrokes Novices' Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.43s
  • Off time: 16:40:15
16:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Wood (FR) 4/5
2nd Silver Man 28/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12P1P1- Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Clondaw Hero (IRE) 30
6 11-5 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 125 9/25.50
3 4733P6- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Midnight Mustang 26
7 10-12 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 80 66/167.00
4 26/UP3-V Pink, Royal Blue cap One Conemara (IRE) 8
6 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 123 5/23.50
5 543050- Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Roses Legend 291
Distance Winner
9 10-12 R L Brown Mr Paul John (7) 88 66/167.00
6 353U1-1 Red, Black seams, Red cap, Black spots Silver Man 15
7 10-12 p1 J Hughes M D Grant 28/129.00
7 322/104- BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 24
Beaten Favourite
7 10-12 ht D Pipe T Scudamore 4/51.80
Non runners
25648/30-Lovcen (GER)910-12Mrs S LeechPaul Moloney140


Clondaw Hero made a winning start over fences at Carlisle but was getting 10lb from the second. The boot is on the other foot here as he now carries a penalty. TOP WOOD did well over hurdles considering he has a chasing pedigree. He'll have had plenty of schooling and can take this en route to bigger and better things. One Conemara had a spin around in a voided race at Ludlow eight days ago and will have benefited from the experience. He may have more scope than the once-useful Lovcen and winning pointer Silver Man.