Towcester

  • 13:40 Weatherbys Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 217y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.30s
  • Off time: 13:41:08
13:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bastien (FR) 5/1
2nd Who's My Jockey (IRE) 5/2
3rd Maguire's Glen (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 4/6113-3 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bastien (FR) 18
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 A King Kevin Dowling (10) 125 1001
2 1-31 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Who's My Jockey (IRE) 27
4 11-10 P J Hobbs T Scudamore 123 1001
3 F-13301 Black, yellow seams, yellow and black chevrons on sleeves, check cap Golan Fortune (IRE) 18
5 11-10 p P W Middleton Fergus Gregory (7) 123 1001
4 2PP0-27 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Jennys Day (IRE) 6
6 11-7 Katy Price Benjamin Poste 120 1001
5 47165-D Dark blue, pink hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap Russian Service 56
5 11-7 S Drinkwater Adrian Heskin 120 1001
6 66-3421 Emerald green, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white spots and cap Tempuran 21
Distance Winner
8 11-5 A Ralph Charlie Hammond (7) 118 1001
7 315-745 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Milord (GER) 28
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-5 v K C Bailey David Bass 118 1001
8 41-6111 Brown, white chevrons, brown sleeves, white cap Brown Bear (IRE) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 N J Gifford L P Aspell 115 1001
9 6-421P7 Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Maguire's Glen (IRE) 11
9 11-2 Grace Harris M Hamill (5) 115 1001
10 138844/ Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Acertain Circus 924
7 11-1 Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods 114 1001
11 5343-33 Yellow, royal blue diamond and sleeves Now Mcginty (IRE) 22
6 11-1 Stuart Edmunds C Gethings (3) 114 1001
12 33P/5-70 Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Verano (GER) 21
8 10-8 t Oliver Greenall Ross Turner (7) 107 1001

Verdict

This is easily the best race on today’s card but we’re prepared to give another chance to BASTIEN (NAP), who got going too late behind Golan Fortune when favourite at Sandown. He’s 4lb better off today so should turn the tables. Russian Service is beginning to look well handicapped while improving Uttoxeter winner Who's My Jockey has to go on the short-list. Tempuran made all to beat two subsequent winners at Ludlow but has been raised 10lb. Brown Bear had been in great form before winning a competitive novices’ handicap at Ascot but he’s also shot up the weights. Milord is only a pound higher than for his last win at Taunton in March, however, so should be thereabouts.