Play Tipzone On gg.com Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 56.00s
  • Off time: 17:55:41
Full result
Result 17:55 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Breaking The Bank 5/1
2nd 5 Road To Freedom 7 9/1
3rd 1 Master Red 14 1/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/2FF11-
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Master Red (IRE) 18
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:N D Fehily
  • Form: 1/2FF11-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr N D Fehily 128 1/2f
2 6-
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Breaking The Bank 33
  • T:B I Case
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 B I Case Kielan Woods (3) 5/1
3 2B8-
Emerald green and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow star Eaton Rock (IRE) 26
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 2B8-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 T Symonds D F O'Regan 33/1
4 3/4256-
Black and yellow stripes, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Newforge House (IRE) 103
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 3/4256-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 B G Powell Brendan Powell 16/1
5 873-
Royal Blue, Light Green sleeves and cap Road To Freedom 18
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 873-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs L Wadham M G Nolan (3) 9/1
6 0/P0PP8-
Black and yellow check, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Rose Of Marron (IRE) 73
  • T:John R Upson
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 0/P0PP8-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 John R Upson D Crosse 150/1
7 0-
Orange, black spots Sequoia Forest 140
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:O Garner
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 h M Keighley O Garner (7) 66/1
8
Yellow, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, check cap Tiananmen (IRE) 1452
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 14/1
10 PP9P08-
Dark blue and light blue check, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Saint Helena (IRE) 18
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: PP9P08-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 80/1
11 P6-
Dark Green, White Cross of Lorraine, Dark Green sleeves, White stars, Dark Green cap, White star Simmons 21
  • T:A J Lidderdale
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: P6-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 A J Lidderdale James Banks (5) 50/1
12 530/558-
White, Red chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Black star Taffy Dare (IRE) 42
  • T:A King
  • J:Gerard Tumelty
  • Form: 530/558-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 A King Gerard Tumelty 9/1
13
Dark Blue, Light Blue star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Spurned Girl 258
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:Joseph Palmowski
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-1h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 141 10-1 h R Dickin Joseph Palmowski (10) 80/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 265/07-
Turoyal (FR) 11
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss L Hurley
  • J:E Cookson
  • Form: 265/07-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1012 Miss L Hurley E Cookson NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Wild Card
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Johnson
6 10-12 H D Daly R Johnson 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Master Red has got his act together lately, winning at Newcastle and Wetherby, but has to give at least 14lb to his rivals. Tiananmen ran on the Flat in France but has been off the track for almost four years. BREAKING THE BANK has won four times on the Flat up to 1m2f and was far from disgraced on his hurdling debut at Stratford when he looked in need of the run. Ben Case's charge looks a decent bet here to overturn the likely favourite. Eaton Rock and Newforge House have both been placed in bumpers but Stratford third Road To Freedom looks more interesting.

Formwatch

Turoyal (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Soon tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 45l behind Lily Little Legs (10-2) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.

Breaking The Bank 11-1 (10-11) In touch, outpaced in moderate 4th after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 18l behind Kelvingrove (10-2) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Road To Freedom 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 6th, pushed along and one pace after 3 out, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Call Me Vic (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Master Red (IRE) 15-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led before 5th, clear from after 4 out, won at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Fantasy King (11-6) by 8l, 9 ran.

Tiananmen (IRE) (8-10) 2nd of 7, 1l behind Air Trooper (8-7) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f stk sft in May '10 (flat).

Eaton Rock (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 45l behind Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

Taffy Dare (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, no impression before last, 8th of 14, 15l behind Ginger Fizz (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Simmons 100-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, jumped left 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, no impression, 6th of 12, 13l behind Fine Moment (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.

Spurned Girl 80-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, detached, last of 12, well behind Thouwra (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Aug (flat).

Newforge House (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led, not fluent 3rd headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 27l behind All But Grey (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Rose Of Marron (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led 3f, led again 11f out, headed over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Gogeo (11-2) at Southwell 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Saint Helena (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well behind 3 out, went left 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Nordic Quest (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Sequoia Forest 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway to lead 10f out, headed 7f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Aqalim (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.