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14:20 Towcester

Mick White 70th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £1,949
  • 2nd: £572
  • 3rd: £286
  • 4th: £143
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.00s
  • Off Time: 14:20:22
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
20/1
  • Form 37P77-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

held up towards rear, headway after 5th to chase leaders, challenged 2 out, every chance from last until held towards finish

2
Silk - Royal Blue, White triple diamond, White cap, Royal Blue diamond
6/1
  • Form 8/9742-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

held up towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon outpaced

3
Silk - White, Red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 3/552-51
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 92

held up mid-division, headway after 6th, led 3 out, pressed from 2 out, kept on gamely under pressure run-in, held on near finish

4
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap
40/1
  • Form 68P-840
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88

close up, pushed along before 3 out, soon outpaced

5
Silk - White and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue hooped cap
  • Form 549P-39
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, led 2nd, blundered 6th, headed 3 out, soon weakened, behind when fell next

6
Silk - Orange, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets
  • Form F8996-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 87

in touch, not fluent 1st, headway after 6th, one pace and no impression

7
Silk - Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form 16P5P1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - Light blue, white collar and cuffs, quartered  cap
  • Form 127754
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 82

jumped slow 1st, led to 2nd, tracked leader, jumped right 6th, soon not much room and lost place

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star

Gwili Spar

26 t BF
11/4
  • Form 032733
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 80

in rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out until mistake last, no impression

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MY OH MOUNT BROWN hasn't gone up in the weights for winning a conditionals' race at Sedgefield at the start of the month. He had Nurse Ratched well behind and is fancied to follow up here. Gwili Spar is still a maiden but has been placed in his last two starts at Ffos Las and Bangor and makes more appeal than Uttoxeter scorer Marico, who needs more of a stamina test. Lost In Newyork is hard to predict while Val D'allier and Douchkirk may need this.

Formwatch

Val D'allier (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 20l behind Sound Investment (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Douchkirk (FR) 3-1fav (11-7) Prominent when mistake 1st, tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, every chance 3 out, no extra last, 10th of 12, 39l behind Princesse Fleur (10-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.

My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Disputed lead and set steady pace, went on 3 out, driven and stayed on between last 2, in command flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd beating Perfect Timing (11-1) by 4l, 7 ran.

Thefriendlygremlin 17-2 (10-2) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Halucha (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.

Lost In Newyork (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, 5th 3 out, no extra when mistake next, 9th of 15, 28l behind Ravi River (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.

Bally Lagan (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Behind, weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Deux Etoiles (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.

Marico (FR) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 1st, hit 6th, headway next, led before 3 out, driven flat, held on, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Hopstrings (11-10) by nk, 10 ran.

Nurse Ratched (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Prominent on outside, driven and outpaced 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, 4th of 7, 14l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.

Gwili Spar 2-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right before 2 out, 3rd and beaten before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.