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16:50 Towcester

Eden Flowers Of Towcester Hunters' Chase (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 46.10s
  • Off Time: 16:50:15
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form PP-0652
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-6
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leaders on outside, headway 10th, challenged 3 out, every chance when blundered next, soon ridden and one pace, lost 2nd last, no impression flat

2
Silk - Mauve, Pink stars, diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap
25/1
  • Form P575P3
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-6
  • Official Rating 100

led to 2nd, with leaders, mistake 4 out, outpaced next, weakened from 2 out

3
Silk - Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap
7/1
  • Form 3-3P043
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 97

with leaders, led 5th, mistake 8th, headed narrowly next, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, stayed on under pressure to challenge last, edged left and led flat, held on

4
Silk - Canary, Green sleeves, Grey cap
12/1
  • Form 23-01P1
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 86

always prominent, led 2nd to 5th, led again narrowly 9th, hard pressed 3 out, ridden next, headed flat, kept on, held near finish

6
Silk - White, Black disc, Black sleeves, White armlets
  • Form 945272
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 90

soon behind, struggling 11th, no danger after

7
Silk - Black, White chevrons, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 895/15-1
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, mistake 12th, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

8
Silk - Light Blue, White diamond and armlets, Royal Blue cap, White star
  • Form 22-23P2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12

soon lost place and behind, lost touch when pulled up before 7th

9
Silk - Red, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap
11/2
  • Form F1U22/2
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 103

held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression

5
NR

Elgar

15 C
  • Form PPP-3FU
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 81

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Although not as good as he once was, FUNDAMENTALIST should be too classy for his rivals today in this hunter chase and a reproduction of the form shown when chasing home Templer at Ludlow earlier this month should suffice for the 12-year-old, who gets the vote over Master Billy and Va Vavoom. The last mentioned was having his first start under rules since falling at the Canal Turn in Aintree's Fox Hunters' Chase in 2007 when finishing second to Accumulus at Huntingdon last month but he had shown decent form in points prior to that and has solid claims. The Hookie Bookie is fit from outings between the flags but has not been running that well and of more interest may be Brendan Powell's Blaze Ahead, who ran better at Huntingdon last time. The Richard Mathias-trained Master Billy has been running well in points of late and has to be respected but it is hard to get away from Fundamentalist, who should prove to be too good for this opposition.

Formwatch

Fundamentalist (IRE) 5-1 (12-1) Led, blundered and headed 6th, reminder approaching 9th, chased winner approaching 4 out, one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Templer (11-13) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gd.

Mandingo Chief (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led to 14; kpt on same pce, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Theatre Diva (10-7) at Larkhill 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Blaze Ahead (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 5th until 8th, ridden 13th, one pace approaching last, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Gentle George (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) sft in Feb.

Victree (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) Chsd wnr 9; outpcd 3 out; drvn to ld final strides, won at Marks Tey 3m ptp in Feb beating Caveman (12-5) by hd, 6 ran.

Give Me Love (FR) 200-1 (11-5) In touch, lost place before 5th and soon ridden, behind 8th, stayed on from 3 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Cedrus Libani (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gs in Feb.

Master Billy (IRE) 4-9 (12-0) Made all; easy, won at Llanfrynach 3m ptp gd beating Scania Classic (12-0) by well, 4 ran.

The Hookie Bookie (IRE) 12-1 (12-7) In tch; chsd wnr app 3 out; kpt on, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Unowatimeen (12-7) at Horseheath 3m ptp in Feb.

Va Vavoom (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, led and pecked 2nd, soon headed, in touch, led 12th, mistake 3 out, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Accumulus (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) sft in Feb.

Elgar 6-1 (12-0) Led til ur 9, in a race won by Miss Lightning (11-7) at Whitwick Manor 3m ptp in Feb, 6 ran.