Tanners Wines Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 6.10s
- Off time: 16:47:46
|1st||7 Twice Returned||5/1|
Bonobo (IRE) 10
|7||159 11-5||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||9/4|
Blizzard Blues (USA) 457
|8||152 10-12||A Sadik||Lee Edwards||80/1|
Broadway Symphony (IRE) 21
|7||152 10-12||Tracey Bailey||A P McCoy||118||11/8f|
Diamond Crescent (IRE) 361
|7||152 10-12||M Scudamore||A Tinkler||33/1|
Master Rajeem (USA) 45
|5||152 10-12 v||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||120||6/1|
Turoyal (FR) 21
|6||152 10-12||Miss L Hurley||E Cookson (5)||100/1|
Twice Returned (IRE) 16
|8||152 10-12 b1||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||113||5/1|
Wake Your Dreams (IRE)
||5||10-12||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||2/1|
The drop back to 2m didn't suit BROADWAY SYMPHONY last time at Towcester but he'd been in good form over this sort of trip previously and should be able to beat Ffos Las scorer Bonobo in receipt of 7lb. The latter is trying this longer trip for the first time but still makes more appeal than Twice Returned, who is now blinkered after being tried in cheekpieces when a one-paced second at Newton Abbot. Master Rajeem was runner-up over track and trip in November but has gone backwards since.
Twice Returned (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Led, jumped right at times, headed before 2 out, soon beaten, one pace, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Foggy's Wall (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
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.
Broadway Symphony (IRE) 13-8fav (10-12) In touch in 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Stiff Upper Lip (10-9) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Bonobo (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked clear leading pair, closed approaching 3rd, lost 3rd approaching next, went 3rd again 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, upsides and hit 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well flat, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Milord (10-12) by 3l, 10 ran.
Blizzard Blues (USA) 66-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Flying Power (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb '13 (flat).
Diamond Crescent (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Behind, ridden and struggling after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Silver Eagle (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gs in May '13, 9 ran.
Master Rajeem (USA) 6-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, with leader, led before 2nd until 3rd, ridden after 6th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Flying Eagle (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar, 10 ran.