Towcester

  • 14:30 gg.com Northampton Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.90s
  • Off time: 14:31:22
14:30 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whoops A Daisy 15/8
2nd Maggio (FR) 5/2
3rd Buddy Holly 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 251 Black, Orange spots, Black sleeves, Orange cap Buddy Holly 23
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-7 Violet Jordan Giles Hawkins (5) 120 9/25.50
2 1-211 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Whoops A Daisy 23
5 11-3 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 130 15/82.88
3 U Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Jackson (BRZ) 18
9 11-2 R C Guest P Aspell 150/1151.00
4 758- Yellow, Dark Blue hoop, sleeves and cap Jat Punjabi 317
7 11-2 T Wall R Greene 250/1251.00
5 54/3 Grey, Dark Blue and Purple hooped sleeves, Grey and Red hooped cap Keepthebooton (IRE) 26
8 11-2 Noel T Chance T Siddall 33/134.00
6 32-19 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Lucky Landing (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 12/113.00
7 722352 Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap Maggio (FR) 7
6 11-2 p P Griffin J P O'farrell (3) 120 5/23.50
8 P88 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Ostaadi 31
5 11-2 p B J Llewellyn Donal Fahy 150/1151.00
9 0 Grey, red and grey chevrons on sleeves, red cap Sustainability (IRE) 61
6 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
10 97-39 Pink, Maroon epaulets and sleeves, White cap World Watch (IRE) 21
6 11-2 T R Gretton T J Phelan (3) 80/181.00
11 344134 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Ultravox (USA) 9
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 116 5/16.00

Verdict

It's difficult to fault the consistency of Maggio but Patrick Griffin's six-year-old has now had 11 attempts to get off the mark over timber and was readily brushed aside by Desert Cry at Sedgefield last week. He only receives 1lb from WHOOPS A DAISY, who had no trouble landing the odds at Bangor earlier this month having beaten subsequent easy winner Charminster on her hurdling debut at Hereford - she is the one to beat here. Buddy Holly got off the mark over C&D last month and should be challenging for a place again but Ultravox could be ready for a rest now after a couple of moderate efforts at Newbury and Sandown.