Haygain Hay Steamers Healthy Forage Beginners' Chase 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,507 2nd £1,627 3rd £813 4th £407 5th £203
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 7.40s
  • Off time: 12:50:35
Full result
Result 12:50 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Highland Lodge 6/4f
2nd 5 Red Rocco 5 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1111/4-
Dark blue, yellow chevrons, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap Garton King 330
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 1111/4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 H D Daly A Tinkler 122 20/1
2 1/114-
WHITE, DARK BLUE sash, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Highland Lodge (IRE) 299
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 1/114-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 6/4f
3 12131-2
Red and White check, White cap Kasbadali (FR) 157
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 12131-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 O Sherwood L Aspell 132 13/2
4 18/322P-
Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Maringo Bay (IRE) 236
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 18/322P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 C J Mann N Fehily 123 5/1
5 522212-
White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Red Rocco (IRE) 201
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 522212-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 14/1
6 43371-2
Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 184
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 43371-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 11/4

In depth

Verdict

HIGHLAND LODGE may have won twice over hurdles last season but Emma Lavelle's six-year-old looks every inch a chaser and has already won between the flags. He's held in high regard and can get his career over the larger obstacles off to a winning start here, where this stiff course should play to his strengths. Maringo Bay was unlucky not to score over fences last season and sets a decent standard while Same Difference finished ahead of the selection in a Grade 2 hurdle at Warwick in January and is another that should be worth following this term. The lightly-raced Garton King, Kasbadali and Red Rocco are also promising and add to the interest.

Formwatch

Highland Lodge (IRE) 5-6fav (11-4) Took keen hold, led, jumped right 4th, not fluent 8th, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 8, 31l behind Cotton Mill (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) gs in Jan.

Red Rocco (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, switched right before last, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Benheir (11-6) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Same Difference (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Jumped right led, ridden 4 out, ran down fence 2 out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 21l behind Al Co (10-12) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) sft in May.

Maringo Bay (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, hit 18th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Master Overseer (10-3) at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Mar, 16 ran.

Kasbadali (FR) 1-2fav (11-0) With leader, led 2nd until 12th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon well beaten, 2nd of 4, 25l behind Aachen (10-11) at Towcester 2m 6f nov chs (4) gs in Jun.

Garton King 9-4fav (11-6) In touch, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.