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14:25 Towcester

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  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,277
  • 2nd: £668
  • 3rd: £334
  • 4th: £167
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 0.01s
  • Off Time: 14:25:24
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap
5/2
  • Form 1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, every chance after 3 out, unable to quicken when dived at 2 out, soon beaten

2
Silk - Red, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, led, hit 3rd, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, soon bumped as a result of winner trying to get up inside line, headed approaching 2 out, soon last and well held

3
Silk - White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap
Evs
  • Form 732302-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leader, went for gap up inside and challenging when no room and had to jump brush upright (end of dolled off ground) after 3 out, led before next, clear last, easily

5
Silk - Yellow, orange hoops, yellow sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 26-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

held up in touch in last, every chance after 3 out, jumped right 2 out, no impression on winner

4
NR
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Minneapolis has already gone close on a couple of occasions, including when runner-up to Devil To Pay over a longer trip at Fontwell latest. His proven stamina will stand him in good stead on this stiff track but GALIOTTO should have more scope. Gary Moore's son of Galileo showed a nice turn of foot to score on his debut at Plumpton and is clearly suited by fast ground. Gordy Bee should improve on his C&D third while Getaway Driver has shown promise in bumpers but Arco Felice was a modest maiden on the Flat.

Formwatch

Galiotto (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division and off the pace, smooth headway travelling well before 3 out, tracked leader 2 out, upsides last, led soon after, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Mar beating Ragdollianna (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

Gordy Bee (USA) 28-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place but still in touch after 3rd, went 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Lifestyle (11-5) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.

Minneapolis 33-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway on inside from 6th, chased leaders from next, led 2 out, joined and hit last, ridden and headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Devil To Pay (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Getaway Driver (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, soon held by leaders, one pace, 6th of 16, 16l behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd.

Arco Felice (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Ran without declared tongue tie, chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, outpaced final 3f, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 13l behind Shamardal Phantom (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb (flat).