15:20 Wetherby

totepool.com Towton Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,500 added
  • Winner: £17,370
  • 2nd: £6,518
  • 3rd: £3,264
  • 4th: £1,626
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 48.30s
  • Off Time: 15:20:39
  • 6 Ran
Silk -
Silk - Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets

Restless Harry

21 p CD
  • Form 0F-6418
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 137

led, headed before 4 out, soon weakened and blundered 4 out

Silk - Black, grey disc, armlets and cap
  • Form F12-221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 139

tracked leaders, soon settled towards rear, pushed along after 8th, headway 5 out, led before 4 out, ridden before last, headed flat, kept on and just held near finish

Silk - Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap
  • Form U-13222
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 135

tracked leader, reminders before 8th, and again before 9th, fell 9th

Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap


21 C
  • Form 2/21411
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 140

in rear, reminder before 8th, reminders 5 out, one pace from 2 out

Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 211-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

in touch, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced 4 out, stayed on to lead flat, just held on

Silk - Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap


20 p
  • Form 6-132F1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 127

held up towards rear, headway before 9th, challed 4 out, every chance 2 out, one pace when blundered last, kept on and no impression

  • Form 46-1142
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 148


In depth


The consistent HOUBLON DES OBEAUX is proven in this company. He's gone close on a couple of occasions since winning a Grade 2 novice event at Wincanton in November and is just preferred to Super Duty if lining up here rather than at Sandown. The latter has improved with every start over fences, however, culminating in victory at Cheltenham in December and in turn makes more appeal than Fourjacks. Tim Easterby's charge is worth a try at this level having won his chasing bow over a shorter trip here three weeks ago while Goulanes was a Listed winner over hurdles at Cheltenham in November and could go well on his first start over fences. Restless Harry was below par when stepped up in trip last time but has superior form to both Fill The Power and Fentara.


Restless Harry 13-2 (11-10) Held up, hampered 1st, headway after 2nd, ridden 12th, weakened approaching 14th, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.

Super Duty (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Made most to 3rd, with leaders, led again 11th, ridden before 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) sft in Dec beating Forgotten Gold (11-5) by 13l, 6 ran.

Fill The Power (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 8th, outpaced from 10th, well held after 3 out, stayed on approaching last to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Rocky Creek (11-5) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) sft in Jan.

Fourjacks 3-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out and soon went 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Jan beating Poole Master (11-0) by 1l, 7 ran.

Goulanes (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up, steady headway 7th, chased leaders 4 out, driven 2 out, challenged between horses last, led run-in, driven out and on top in closing stages, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Cross Kennon (11-2) by nk, 13 ran.

Fentara 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 10th, led approaching 3 out, clear after 2 out, not fluent last, easily, won at Kelso 2m 7f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) hvy in Jan beating Micro Mission (10-12) by 38l, 5 ran.

Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 7-4 (11-8) Always prominent, hard driven to challenge approaching 2 out, stayed on after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Court In Motion (11-1) at Lingfield 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.