Towcester

  • 14:30 Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Selling Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.70s
  • Off time: 14:31:38
14:30 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drombeg West 8/1
2nd Slaney Star (IRE) 3/1
3rd Converti 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 57R682 Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Slaney Star (IRE) 9
6 11-12 v1 Jim Best T Scudamore 99 3/14.00
2 F80734 White, Black chevron, Black cap Tisfreetdream (IRE) 58
13 11-8 bt P A Pritchard Nico de Boinville (5) 95 20/121.00
3 P8-724P BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Fidelor (FR) 20
8 11-5 b1 A M Hales W T Kennedy 92 8/19.00
4 736P54 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Captain Sharpe 80
6 11-3 t B J Llewellyn Robert Williams (5) 90 10/111.00
5 34PFPF EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Killegney 10
10 11-3 hv M Gates Brendan Powell 90 50/151.00
6 636484 Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-2 p G Woodward A Pogson 89 9/110.00
7 F-U7669 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Echoes Of Joy 75
5 11-0 P D Evans S Quinlan 87 50/151.00
8 407735 Pink, Mauve star, striped sleeves and cap Ghaabesh (IRE) 57
7 10-8 t B Leavy Harry Challoner (5) 81 5/16.00
9 00758 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Drummond 6
5 10-5 bt B J Llewellyn M J Quinlan (3) 78 50/151.00
10 P7/4635- Black, Pink triple diamond and diamonds on cap Converti 6
10 10-3 C J Gray James Best (3) 76 14/115.00
11 B43417 Red, Grey hooped sleeves, Red cap, Grey star Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
9 10-1 pt Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 74 6/17.00
12 1-56096 Royal blue, violet hooped sleeves, red cap Drombeg West 75
7 10-0 Mrs A E Brooks A Tinkler 69 8/19.00

Verdict

This is a poor contest and won't take much winning. Slaney Star was second at Fakenham nine days ago when dropped into this grade for the first time. Inside Knowledge was fourth at Doncaster earlier this month and has won off a higher mark while Peqeno Diablo won at Fontwell on Boxing Day, though his best form is over further. Captain Sharpe has claims on his old form but these races often produce a shock result so we'll forgive GHAABESH a modest effort at Catterick last time as he was only beaten a length at Market Rasen on his previous start.