• 17:10 Follow On Facebook And Twitter 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.40s
  • Off time: 17:10:23
17:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Jim 6/1
2nd Eaton Rock (IRE) 9/4


No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 White, Dark Green hoop and armlets, Black and Dark Green quartered cap Big Jim
5 11-4 A M Hales W T Kennedy 6/17.00
2 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow star Eaton Rock (IRE)
5 11-4 T Symonds Felix de Giles 9/43.25
3 Red and White stripes, checked sleeves Ilewinbrittania
5 11-4 G Brown Jack Savage (7) 10/111.00
4 Red, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, Emerald Green and Red hooped cap Graasp The Nettle
4 10-9 H Whittington Aidan Coleman 11/43.75
5 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Time And Again (FR)
4 10-9 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 9/43.25


Four-year-olds have won all three previous renewals and the younger generation could dominate again. GRAASP THE NETTLE is out of a hurdles winner and is narrowly preferred to Time And Again, who will almost certainly need a bit further in time. Eaton Rock makes most appeal of the older horses as he's a half-brother to a winning hurdler, though Big Jim is Flat-bred and could figure if his stamina holds out.