Towcester

  • 12:50 Play 250,000 totescoop6 Boxing Day Special Beginners' Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.00s
  • Off time: 12:51:05
12:50 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baile Anrai (IRE) 5/4
2nd Carabinier (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U212-2F Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 5/42.25
2 41-3092 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 33
Distance Winner
6 11-0 D Pipe J W Farrelly 6/42.50
3 0/66-146 Light blue, white sleeves, light blue armlets, hooped cap Carabinier (FR) 31
5 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 107 7/18.00
4 P/316- Red, black stripe, white sleeves and cap How Nice (IRE) 274
5 11-0 P Rich Benjamin Poste (7) 12/113.00
5 22383-3 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Kilcascan 30
7 11-0 Mrs R Gasson Miss Hannah Watson (7) 33/134.00
6 3222/12- Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Moscow Mule 569
8 11-0 Miss L Hurley Peter Carberry (5) 12/113.00
Non runners
7PPP315/Romper Stomper1011-0Miss Louise AllanMr J Sole

Verdict

BAILE ANRAI had decent form over hurdles and was quite highly tried on his debut over fences at Wincanton. He was beaten when falling but better can be expected from Ian Williams' seven-year-old, who has already won between the flags and is a leading contender in this. Battle Group also warrants respect as he was also useful over timber and clear of the remainder when chasing home Fists Of Fury at Wetherby, though he doesn't look an easy ride. Carabinier must improve on a very modest first effort over fences at Newbury however.