Towcester

  • 14:00 Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:54
14:00 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sure Thing (FR) 16/1
2nd Bob Lewis 20/1
3rd Lombardy Boy (IRE) 14/1
4th Roseini (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311789- Light Blue and Yellow stripes, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Murfreesboro 75
10 11-12 R H York Mr P York (5) 95 50/151.00
2 P63534- Emerald green and black stripes, yellow cap Chilworth Screamer 29
5 11-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 95 10/111.00
3 851F/64- Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, White cap Western Kate (IRE) 16
6 11-12 J L Flint Mr H Derham (5) 95 6/17.00
4 141/789- Dark Blue, red yoke, red cuffs, Black cap Sure Thing (FR) 18
7 11-12 H D Daly R Johnson 95 16/117.00
5 143452- Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Bellosguardo 18
10 11-11 t Mrs K A Buckett Miss C Boxall (7) 94 9/110.00
6 5780P4- Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Perfect Timing 17
5 11-11 p K Bishop Hadden Frost 94 11/26.50
8 46P911- Orange and Dark Green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Zelos Diktator 16
7 11-9 S Curran M Hamill (7) 92 10/111.00
9 2P/5F39- Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Lombardy Boy (IRE) 32
8 11-9 p1 M Banks Alex Merriam 92 14/115.00
10 PP3567- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Trifollet 27
8 11-7 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 90 16/117.00
12 P8603U- Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Phar Away Island (IRE) 29
5 11-7 p C Fryer Bridget Andrews (7) 90 50/151.00
13 554/00- LIGHT BLUE and YELLOW stripes, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cunning Plan (IRE) 28
6 11-6 R H York Miss E Harbour (7) 89 100/1101.00
14 5/6753P- Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Vinnie's Girl (IRE) 165
6 11-2 M R Bosley Sam Twiston-Davies 85 8/19.00
15 31365P- Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Highland River 76
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-2 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 85 16/117.00
16 5F0469- Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Bob Lewis 5
7 11-2 t A Middleton James Banks (5) 85 20/121.00
17 67/488U- EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Flame Of Dixie (IRE) 9
7 11-2 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 85 14/115.00
18 43U054- White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Roseini (IRE) 6
Course Winner
7 11-0 A W Carroll T E Whelan (5) 83 13/27.50
Non runners
730/0057-Cowbridge (IRE)711-10P A PritchardHarry Skelton93
11009/94-Handford Henry (IRE)711-7M ApplebyR Mahon90

Verdict

Back-to-back victories at Southwell and Stratford prove that Zelos Diktator is in good heart, though he's been raised 8lb since his latest success and drops in distance on quicker ground here. Despite finishing second at Fontwell earlier this month, Bellosguardo was still beaten 11 lengths while Chilworth Screamer needs some help from the handicapper. WESTERN KATE has a good chance of reversing Stratford form with Zelos Diktator on the revised terms and will certainly appreciate the better going. With Harry Derham claiming 5lb, she gets a tentative vote in a race that won't take much winning.