13:50 Towcester

Gg.com Tipzone Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 26.60s
  • Off Time: 13:51:17
  • 13 Ran
Silk - Brown, Light Blue spots, Brown sleeves, Light Blue cap
  • Form 3P2-1PF
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 100

in touch, raced keenly, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

Silk - Red, Pink epaulets
  • Form 4431-21
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 119

held up, headway approaching 7th, led before 9th, clear with runner up from 3 out, ridden after 2 out, gaining control when mistake last, driven out

Silk - Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap
  • Form 11-2P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, soon in mid-division, headway after 7th, challenged winner 9th until between last 2, stayed on same pace

Silk - Yellow, White cap, Dark Blue star
  • Form 6-780
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up, headway on outside 3rd, lost place after next, jumped slowly 6th, tailed off 8th, pulled up before 2 out

Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 41/567-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

held up in rear, pushed along and headway after 4th, ridden 8th, weakened approaching 3 out

Silk - Brown, Pink seams and cap
  • Form 26-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 120

held up in rear, headway 8th, hit next, 3rd and well beaten 3 out, soon weakened, lost 3rd last

Silk - MAUVE, PINK chevrons, MAUVE cap

Panda Bay

59 b
  • Form 36-36
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

led until approaching 9th, hit 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, RED sleeves, WHITE stars, RED cap
  • Form 58
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, bumped 1st, reminders after next, not fluent 6th, headway under pressure 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, took poor 3rd last

Silk - Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap
  • Form 9259
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, pushed along and lost place after 3rd, weakened after 7th, well behind next, tailed off

Silk - Dark green, yellow chevrons, red sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star
  • Form 9130-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

chased leader until after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off

Silk - Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap
  • Form 55-2363
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 115

chased leaders, weakening when hit 8th, tailed off

Silk - DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, DARK BLUE and RED hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 0/6P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 331-624
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 106

in rear, jumped left and bumped 1st, not fluent next, pushed along approaching 8th, never made any ground, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

  • Form 4-54
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 112


In depth


We open with a competitive three mile Novice Hurdle in which David Pipe¿s LORD TOMNODDY just about sets the standard so is given the nod ahead of Watamu Bay and Gentle Carabou is also considered. Having found the one too good in two of his last three starts in this sphere the gelding looked in need of extra yardage when putting in one of those silver performances last time. He's relatively well treated by the make up of this race and should prove too strong for the opposition. Watamu Bay is certainly on form at present but despite a good looking win at Ffos Las on his last start he has more to do under a penalty and that weight might be telling. Gentle Carabou receives a mare's allowance and has shaped well enough on a few starts to suggest she should mount a challenge now upped in trip. Upham Atom is given a chance based on his official mark but in a tricky opener Lord Tomnoddy looks like a winner in waiting.


Badly Bruised (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) With leaders and keen, led 7th, fell 4 out, in a race won by Tarateeno (10-10) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 12 ran.

Watamu Bay (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up, reminders after 5th, headway on outside from 2 out, chased leader approaching last, stayed on gamely under pressure to lead near finish, won at Ffos Las 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Fabulous Fred (10-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Cannington Brook (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Jumped poorly in rear, hit 1st, 6th and 12th, struggling in last when blundered 14th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Michel Le Bon (11-2) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 4yo+ (1) gs in Nov, 4 ran.

Double Chocolate 100-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, held up, weakened 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Wishfull Thinking (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Good Man Jack (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) In touch, pushed along 10th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Plein Pouvoir (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 14 ran.

Lord Tomnoddy 12-1 (11-0) Chased winner from 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Predictive (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Panda Bay 10-3 (10-12) Held up in rear, some headway when not fluent 6th, pushed along and in rear 8th, struggling after next, 6th of 7, 32l behind Sonny Mullen (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

Peterova (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Behind, lost touch 8th, soon tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Lord Generous (10-12) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Scottish Munros 20-1 (10-7) Led to 1st, chased leader to 3rd, under pressure after 4th, soon lost place, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Be There In Five (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

The Red Laird 14-1 (11-1) Led, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 12l behind Stoney's Treasure (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft.

Upham Atom 16-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, lost place 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Valentine Vic (10-12) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Walkingonsunshine 66-1 (10-12) Chased leader until approaching 9th, weakened rapidly, tailed off and pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Quartano (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 9 ran.

Gentle Caribou (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, pushed along at several stages, headway approaching 7th, outpaced from next, went modest 4th flat, 4th of 11, 20l behind Queen Poline (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Preuty Boy (FR) 33-1 (10-11) In touch, headway to 3rd after 4th, pushed along before 3 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 13, 18l behind Be There In Five (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec.