Aspers Casino Northampton Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 20.70s
  • Off time: 13:01:58
Full result
Result 13:00 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Armedanddangerous 9/4f
2nd 6 Photogenique 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 251/F5-5
Beige, maroon armlets Armedanddangerous (IRE) 28
  • T:T R Gretton
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 251/F5-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 T R Gretton Felix De Giles 98 9/4f
2 963-414
Pink and grey (quartered), striped sleeves, pink cap Truckers Benefit (IRE) 26
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R J Killoran
  • Form: 963-414
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 96 3/1
3 353130-
Maroon, Black hoop and armlets Mujamead 110
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 353130-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 90 11/1
4 4/03P9-1
Black, red star, white sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 22
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 4/03P9-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 90 11/4
5 P7-9714
White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Roseini (IRE) 18
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Josh Hamer
  • Form: P7-9714
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 A W Carroll Josh Hamer (7) 82 11/2
6 4845P-8
Royal Blue and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Photogenique (FR) 123
  • T:B R Summers
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 4845P-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 B R Summers James Best (5) 61 16/1

In depth

Verdict

Ibn Hiyyan won in this grade at Hexham on his reappearance but that's not much of a recommendation. Truckers Benefit weakened quickly at Plumpton last time while Mujamead lacks a recent run and stablemate Roseini never threatened over 3m at Lingfield recently having won a mares' hurdle here previously. ARMEDANDDANGEROUS was much too keen on his chasing debut at Wetherby and was tailed off but that was a much better contest than this and Tom Gretton's lightly-raced gelding has won over 2m4f over hurdles which suggests he'll last home here if settling better. The top weight gets a tentative vote.

Formwatch

Armedanddangerous (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened from 9th, 5th of 7, well behind Rose Of The Moon (10-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (3) gs in Nov.

Photogenique (FR) 150-1 (10-2) Prominent, not fluent 5th, lost place before 10th, weakened 14th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Danimix (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in Jul.

Roseini (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon well adrift, went modest 4th after 4 out, disputing well held 3rd when bumped and stumbled 3 out, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 6, well behind Ahwaak (10-1) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.

Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway before 6th, went 3rd before 2 out, led before last, kept on, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov beating Panthers Run (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Mujamead 12-1 (10-8) In touch, chased leaders briefly 4th, weakened well before next, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Granville Island (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.

Truckers Benefit (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Held up, headway when not fluent 4 out, ridden in 4th when mistake 2 out, pressed for 2nd last, no impression on winner, 4th of 7, 13l behind Bally Gunner (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.