Towcester

  • 14:20 Haygain Hay Steamers - Clean Healthy Hay Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.28s
  • Off time: 14:20:17
14:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Asaid 8/13
2nd Shangani (USA) 12/1
3rd Cloudy Bob (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34-1 Light Blue, Dark Blue spots, Light Blue sleeves and cap Hinton Indiana 60
7 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 10/34.33
2 00-14P Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Jack 38
7 11-8 P C Dando Mr B Moorcroft (5) 105 50/151.00
3 Black, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Agitation
8 11-2 A Hollingsworth Mr J Hodson (7) 150/1151.00
4 F-9353 White, Maroon star Cloudy Bob (IRE) 32
5 11-2 P G Murphy C Bolger 109 11/112.00
5 0 Red and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Eddie The Eagle (IRE) 80
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 50/151.00
6 06 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star It's Oscar (IRE) 66
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 20/121.00
7 P- Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Nolecce 6
5 11-2 p R C Guest J M Davies 50/151.00
8 White, red cross of lorraine, white sleeves, red stars and cap Novay Essjay (IRE) 15
5 11-2 D L Williams Kevin Jones (7) 200/1201.00
9 245/552- Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 621
6 11-2 Miss V Williams S Thomas 12/113.00
10 5-775 Dark Blue, red yoke, red cuffs, Black cap Staccato Valtat (FR) 29
6 11-2 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 33/134.00
11 14 Black, black and maroon striped cap Asaid 14
Distance Winner
4 10-13 p J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 8/131.62
12 98-F ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE triple diamond, LIGHT BLUE cap Amazingreyce 92
7 10-9 O Brennan Harry Haynes (3) 150/1151.00
13 446 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap, Emerald Green spots Bold Tara 35
5 10-9 t1 M Keighley Daniel Hiskett (10) 33/134.00

Verdict

ASAID's victory at Huntingdon was franked by the runner-up next time and John Ferguson's four-year-old was far from disgraced in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown two weeks ago, staying on strongly up the straight after getting outpaced around halfway. That suggests this stiff track will suit and he should take all the beating. Hinton Indiana looks the pick of the older horses on his victory at Leicester as Moorlands Jack may need another run to put him straight and Shangani has been off the track for a long time.