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14:10 Towcester

Sis Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 41.10s
  • Off Time: 14:10:33
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars
14/1
  • Form P42/FP-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

held up, headway 7th, not clear run and switched right approaching 2 out, disputing close 2nd when mistake and unseated rider 2 out

2
Silk - DARK GREEN, LIGHT BLUE sash, LIGHT BLUE cap, DARK GREEN star

Parish Oak

24 CD
4/1
  • Form P6-4PP4
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 92

held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
  • Form 011P11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 91

chased leader to 6th, went 2nd again 8th, led after 3 out, soon ridden, tired towards finish

4
Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form 5422F9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 87

raced keenly, held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, in rear from 6th, weakened after 9th, pulled up after 3 out

6
Silk - Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
11/2
  • Form 4P7F16
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 85

prominent, went 2nd 6th until 8th, ridden 9th, outpaced after 3 out, rallying when jumped right last, stayed on flat to go 2nd near finish

7
Silk - Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap
11/2
  • Form R41U57
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 82

raced wide, took keen hold and led until after 3 out, soon ridden, one pace from 2 out

8
Silk - Yellow and Purple diabolo, Yellow cap, Purple star
16/1
  • Form 735808
  • Age 14
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide, held up in touch, not fluent 5th, ridden and struggling 3 out, never near leaders

5
NR
  • Form PP9-743
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 87

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A modest handicap and Milton Des Bieffes is selected ahead of Jacarado and Norseman Cateline. The selection was able to start his British career off a basement mark and having shown plenty of aptitude for gluepot conditions, he should be up to defying his latest rise in the weights. Jacarado is dropped in trip but has to be respected as a winner around here. He is plenty exposed and the extra weight could tell. Norseman Cateline has seen the racecourse often in the last year and has sadly flattered to deceive on more than one occasion. Yvanovitch would have formbook claims if reproducing some of the form shown when with Lavinia Taylor. Parish Oak will experience few problems with the prevailing conditions although he may find things happening a little too quickly even at this level. Not a strong contest by any stretch of the imagination and Milton des Bieffes appears to be the percentage call.

Formwatch

Yvanovitch (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, 49l behind Snowy (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.

Parish Oak 12-1 (10-3) Held up, ridden and headway 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Mokum (10-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Dec.

Milton Des Bieffes (FR) 3-1fav (11-4) Chased leader, led 6th, jumped left 7th and 3 out, ridden out, won at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) hvy beating Thieves'glen (11-6) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.

Norseman Cateline (FR) 5-2fav (11-7) Soon led, blundered and headed 4th, close up until weakened 3 out, 9th of 12, 39l behind Tin Healy's Pass (10-5) at Hexham 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.

Jacarado (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden, weakened 4 out, 6th of 17, 37l behind Tank Buster (10-8) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.

Kercabellec (FR) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, joined winner 7th, blundered 11th, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 28l behind Sitting Duck (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft.

Blazing Batman 100-1 (10-0) Prominent to 3rd, mistake and struggling next, continued, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind William Bonney (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 1f nov hcp hdl (3) hvy.

Surfboard (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Led, ridden 7th, headed and weakened 4 out, 3rd of 7, 36l behind Brave Villa (11-4) at Hereford 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.