Racecards

16:10 Towcester

EBF Stallions/TBA Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,671
  • 2nd: £1,085
  • 3rd: £542
  • 4th: £271
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.20s
  • Off Time: 16:11:22
  • 12 Ran
1
20/1
  • Form: 621/67F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

mid-division, hit 4th, headway next, weakened 2 out

2
15/2
  • Form: 224623
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

held up in mid-division, steady headway from 4 out, went 3rd briefly 2 out, no extra last

3
  • Form: 21-1776
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Jockey: Jake Greenall

mid-division, headway 5th, weakened 2 out

4
10/1
  • Form: 63-1UP1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: C C Bealby
  • Jockey: T E Whelan

prominent, reminder after 5th, weakened after 3 out

5
16/1
  • Form: 222444
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: W G M Turner
  • Jockey: C J Davies

held up in rear, mistakes 2nd and 8th, well behind 4 out

6
4/1
  • Form: 632533
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, led 6th, stayed on gamely flat

7
  • Form: 6-23365
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: D G Bridgwater
  • Jockey: A P Cawley

chased leaders, lost place 5th, not fluent next, stayed on approaching 2 out, soon went 3rd, no impression on leading pair

8
25/1
  • Form: 0724P3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: Nick Lampard
  • Jockey: Gerard Tumelty

chased leaders, lost place approaching 7th, well behind 4 out

9
  • Form: 41-0455
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, not fluent 3 out, soon went 2nd, just under 2 lengths down last, stayed on, unable to challenge

10
14/1
  • Form: 46-5196
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: R Dickin
  • Jockey: C Poste

towards rear when not fluent 5th, well behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

11
  • Form: 519342
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: Benjamin Poste

led until 6th, every chance when not fluent 3 out, weakened before next

12
12/1
  • Form: 09-0F63
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: R Dickin
  • Jockey: Maurice Linehan

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway on outside 8th, weakened after 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Legendary Hop is useful when not let down by her jumping and has scored at Market Rasen and Wetherby this year. She stays further so should enjoy this stiff track, though is closely matched with Fair Bramble on the form book. Goochypoochyprader and Genstone Trail are interesting chase debutantes while Carhue Princess ran well from the front when second at Stratford and has won here over hurdles. UPBEAT COBBLER has the potential to be better than these and could take all the beating if her jumping holds up as Me And Ben may have a few pounds too much.

Formwatch

Miss Tique (FR) 13-2 (11-8) Close up, ridden and weakening when hampered bend after 3 out, hit and fell 2 out, in a race won by Our Phylli Vera (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.

Me And Ben (IRE) 15-8 (11-3) Held up in touch in last, pecked 2nd, went 3rd after 10th, ridden and one pace 2 out, rallied when pecked last, staying on same pace when slightly impeded flat, 3rd of 4, 4l behind My Flora (11-12) at Stratford 2m 4f (4) gd in Mar.

Upbeat Cobbler (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 24l behind Midnight Cataria (11-10) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.

Legendary Hop 8-1 (11-2) Led, pecked 3 out, headed before 2 out, ridden before last, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 6f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) hvy in Feb beating Mrs Eff (11-7) by nk, 8 ran.

Floral Spinner 12-1 (10-12) Held up, blundered 2nd, soon behind, tailed off 10th, last of 4, well behind Prima Porta (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar.

Fair Bramble 5-1 (11-12) Often jumped right, prominent, led 6th, headed 3 out, still every chance last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Riddlestown (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 10, 28l behind Waldorf Salad (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f (4) hvy in Jan.

Goochypoochyprader 8-1 (10-9) Relucant to line up, prominent, ridden 3 out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd run in, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Our Phylli Vera (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.

Genstone Trail 6-1 (10-3) In rear, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Join The Clan (10-13) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.

Dancing Daffodil 8-1 (9-8) Last pair, niggled along after 7th, never on terms, 6th of 10, 21l behind Winged Crusader (11-10) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.

Carhue Princess (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Led, clear 4th until after 10th, ridden after 2 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind My Flora (11-12) at Stratford 2m 4f (4) gd in Mar.

The Absent Mare 10-1 (10-11) Held up behind in touch, headway to track winner 6th, outpaced after 4 out, soon no chance with winner, lost moderate 2nd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Hopeand (11-2) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.