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13:40 Towcester

Gg.com Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 57.30s
  • Off Time: 13:40:46
  • 18 Ran
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1
Silk - Lemon, Red cross belts, check cap
50/1
  • Form 0-51PPP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leaders, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up 2 out

2
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, Red sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star
14/1
  • Form 019-P61
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 99

mid-division, weakened 4 out

3
Silk - Orange, Light Blue epaulets and sleeves
33/1
  • Form 8U
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, effort 3 out, plugged on

4
Silk - White, Maroon hoops and armlets, quartered cap

Errol

193 D
25/1
  • Form 95605-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 81

mid-division, ridden 5th, weakened after 3 out

5
Silk - White, Red disc, Black sleeves, Red spots, White cap, Red spots
14/1
  • Form 331P-50
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 93

led approaching 1st, soon headed, led again 3rd, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE triple diamond, LIGHT BLUE cap
100/1
  • Form 35/0P-00
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 5th

7
Silk - Black and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap

Grave Doubts

14 t D
13/2
  • Form PP-PF80
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 110

towards rear, headway 3 out, led and hit 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on

8
Silk - Red and Dark Green stripes, White sleeves, Red cap
10/1
  • Form P5-8F3U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 80

tracked leaders, challenged leader 3 out, soon ridden, held approaching 2 out

9
Silk - Emerald Green and White diamonds, White sleeves

Impero

7 b
150/1
  • Form 500/P-P6
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 60

lost touch 5th

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap
  • Form 334R43
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 83

towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, held when unseated rider 2 out

11
Silk - Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap
  • Form 5B/P-0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

keen, led approaching 1st, headed 3rd, soon lost touch, pulled up before 5th

12
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star
40/1
  • Form 9780-58
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 76

towards rear and keen, ridden 4 out, stayed on from 2 out

13
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
17/2
  • Form 08810/7-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 115

mid-division, held from 3 out

14
Silk - Red, Black stars, Black and Red hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star
  • Form 12122U/
  • Age 14
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 95

always in rear, behind 6th, pulled up before 2 out

15
Silk - Emerald Green, White stripe, Black sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap
  • Form 34P3P/5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 93

in touch, every chance 4 out, weakened 2 out

16
Silk - Black, Red braces, hooped sleeves, Red cap
7/1
  • Form 20/5640-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

in touch, headway 4 out, ridden to press winner from 2 out, every chance flat, no extra

17
Silk - White, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star

Red Opera

7 vt
11/2
  • Form 33
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out

18
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars

Red Sun

13 t D
9/2
  • Form 875222
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 99

mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out

In depth

Verdict

A wide-open seller gets proceedings underway and as usual in these events the market will be very informative but the principals look to be Moratorium, Perfect Storm and Temper Lad and the narrow vote is given to Moratorium. The selection was a fair seventh behind Debest in a better race last time out. This represents a big drop in class and off a fair weight and under conditions that suit he looks the one to be on. Perfect Storm rates the main danger on his best form. He is another dropping in grade but he has looked a non stayer in the past and is taken on with this in mind. Temper Lad is another that could go well as he beat Ghaill Force last time. He escapes a penalty for that win and he could go well at a price. Grave Doubts looks a shadow of his former self, while Red Opera has only had two runs so could improve especially in a first time visor but in a race where stakes should be kept to a minimum, for the winner we return to Moratorium who has plenty of ticks in the right boxes.

Formwatch

Kaparolo (USA) 20-1 (10-2) Led to 3rd, led 4th until before 5th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Jam Packed (11-10) at Towcester 2m amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Oct, 18 ran.

Temper Lad (USA) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 5th, pressed leaders and hit 3 out, kept on gamely to lead final strides, won at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct beating Ghaill Force (10-6) by a nk, 13 ran.

Endless Night 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division until blundered and unseated rider at the 3rd in race won by Chunky Lad (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (4) gf, 14 ran.

Errol 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Only Words (10-10) at Wetherby 2m ldy hcp hdl (5) gf in Apr.

Fortune Point (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Le Corvee (11-1) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (4) gf in Sept.

Goldsmeadow 28-1 (10-13) Held up, mainly towards rear, 10th of 14, 35l behind Forzacurity (11-9) at Fakenham 2m cnd sll hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.

Grave Doubts 6-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, renewed effort before 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, 11th of 15, well behind Ballybeg Glen (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f sll hdl (5) gf in Oct.

Grey Shark (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Prominent, mistake 3rd, blundered and unseated rider at the 4th in race won by Truly Fruitful (11-2) at Stratford 2m ldy hcp hdl (4) gf in Oct, 13 ran.

Impero 100-1 (11-0) With leader until after 7th, soon lost place, behind from next, tailed off, 6th of 8, 39l behind City Breeze (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (3) gf.

Kingscourt Lad (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Raced in 4th, went 2nd 8th, hit 9th, under pressure 3 out, lost 2nd when bumped 2 out, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Snargate (10-9) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.

Littleton Aldor (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Led, headed 4th, soon struggling, 12th of 20, well behind Mexican Bob (11-0) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.

Monroe Gold 16-1 (10-12) Held up, hampered 1st, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 19l behind Pips Assertive Way (10-5) at Stratford 2m sll hdl (4) gf in Oct.

Moratorium (USA) 6-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, 8th and effort approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 7th of 12, 19l behind Dbest (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 0-130 gf in Jun '06.

Musical Mayhem (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, weakened 3 out, tired when unseated rider at the last in race won by Dusty Bandit (11-4) at Exeter 2m 6f amt hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gs in Feb '05, 17 ran.

Neckar Valley (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, effort 8th, held and one pace when mistake last, 5th of 11, 38l behind Roaringwater (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 7f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.

Perfect Storm 10-1 (11-9) Led until headed soon after 3 out, weakened quickly 2 out, 13th of 15, 45l behind Strawberry (11-3) at Newbury 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (3) sft in Mar.

Red Opera 9-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Chunky Lad (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (4) gf.

Red Sun 6-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, jumped right 2nd, outpaced 3 out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Little Jimbob (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.