Racing Forum At gg.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (3yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 21.50s
  • Off time: 14:23:13
Full result
Result 14:20 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Thoresby 11/2
2nd 1 South Stack 2 9/2
3rd 11 Vinnie's Girl 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-1P3P1
DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap South Stack 53
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Charles Greene
  • Form: 1-1P3P1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 105 9/2
2 09-7157
White, red cross of lorraine, sleeves and stars on cap Bill The Yank (IRE) 40
  • T:D P Quinn
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 09-7157
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D P Quinn R Thornton 105 10/1
3 0734-74
Dark Blue, Pink stars, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Scourie Bay 129
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 0734-74
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 p J Mackie Donal Devereux (3) 103 33/1
4 6-06058
Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Green Bank (IRE) 34
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 6-06058
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t C E Longsdon J M Maguire 102 12/1
5 9/96578-
Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Ripoff 173
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: 9/96578-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 R Dickin W P Kavanagh (3) 100 20/1
6 70656-4
Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Cardinal Rose 44
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 70656-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7p1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 100 9/2
7 423334-
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Thoresby (IRE) 185
  • T:B I Case
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 423334-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 p B I Case D A Jacob 95 11/2
8 3-6PPF5
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 31
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 3-6PPF5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 R C Harper James Banks (7) 95 50/1
9 005-54
White, Maroon star Moscow In April (IRE) 138
  • T:P G Murphy
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 005-54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 P G Murphy L Aspell 87 16/1
10 83590-4
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Goat Castle (IRE) 17
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 83590-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 86 4/1f
11 035-675
Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Vinnie's Girl (IRE) 68
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 035-675
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 M R Bosley W Hutchinson 85 20/1
12 0/U935U
Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Thomas Bell (IRE) 30
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 0/U935U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 J G M O'Shea Donal Fahy 82 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
13 33046-P
Giveitachance (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 33046-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0pt
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 pt Miss C Dyson T J Phelan 77 WD

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Halucha (IRE)
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D Elsworth
6 11-12 P R Webber D Elsworth 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Bill The Yank won at Ballinrobe in July but has been well beaten in a couple of subsequent starts and has never raced on fast ground before. Cardinal Rose has been a big disappointment over hurdles so far and Goat Castle has also had plenty of chances, though should strip fitter for a recent fourth at Uttoxeter. SOUTH STACK isn't exactly reliable but won here in April and also on his latest start over 2m3f at Market Rasen. Charles Greene again takes off 7lb and he's probably the one to beat if on a going day with Thorsesby returning from a break.

Formwatch

Giveitachance (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, reminders after next, mistake 7th, soon lost place, behind and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep, 13 ran.

Thoresby (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, not fluent 6th, not fluent and headed next, ridden 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 8, 15l behind Cecily Parsley (10-8) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.

South Stack 7-2fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, smooth headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led approaching 2 out, hard ridden, all out (1 hurdle ommited), won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug beating Iktiview (10-10) by nk, 13 ran.

Vinnie's Girl (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Held up, not fluent, weakened 7th, tailed off, 5th of 7, 46l behind Danvilla (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Green Bank (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Waited with, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 8th of 18, 19l behind Playtime Ben (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Sep.

Cardinal Rose 9-2 (11-6) Held up, headway 5th, chased winner 7th until approaching 2 out, faded, 4th of 7, 21l behind Mr Tingle (11-9) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.

Top Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 36l behind Sadler's Star (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.

Goat Castle (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 19l behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.

Scourie Bay 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders on inside, hit 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Munlochy Bay (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.

Moscow In April (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up, not fluent 5th, soon carried head awkwardly, went 4th and jumped left 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 8, 15l behind Beggar's Velvet (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May.

Bill The Yank (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, closer order halfway, progress 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 7th of 20, 27l behind Sir Ector (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug.

Ripoff 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Trojan Sun (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Apr.

Thomas Bell (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Behind when blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep, 13 ran.