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  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 47.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:32
Full result
Result 15:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Tidal Dance 5/6f
2nd 1 Knockanrawley 7 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 463-112
Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Knockanrawley (IRE) 31
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 463-112
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 K C Bailey J M Maguire 131 5/2
3 24S513
Red, Grey Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Ivy Gate (IRE) 31
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 24S513
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 16/1
4 P53-235
Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Kaikias (IRE) 43
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: P53-235
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 b1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 40/1
6 PP2-R33
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Spike Mac (IRE) 101
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: PP2-R33
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 R C Harper A Thornton 150/1
7 1111-62
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Sybarite (FR) 29
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1111-62
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 116 9/2
8 2/3224-F
Black, Pink cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink stars Tidal Dance (IRE) 8
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2/3224-F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 121 5/6f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 242
Gorsky Island 35
  • Nag Me
  • T:T R George
  • J:A Conlon
  • Form: 242
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1012 T R George A Conlon NR
5 7/842-22
Kris Spin (IRE) 43
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Lee
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 7/842-22
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 1012 R Lee R Johnson 125 NR

In depth

Verdict

SYBARITE stayed on strongly to take second place behind Josies Orders in a novices' handicap at Ascot last month. The third won at Wincanton earlier this week so the form has a solid look about it and Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding should relish the stiff finish here. Tidal Dance was very well backed for a Pertemps qualifier at Warwick last week but fell at the third. He should be recouping losses sooner rather than later. Kris Spin ran well behind a subsequent winner at Chepstow and can't be ignored while course winner Knockanrawley was just beaten in a decent novice contest over 2m5f here last time and is improving. Gorsky Island and Ivy Gate are other to consider in an above-average heat.

Formwatch

Gorsky Island 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 10th, 3rd and ridden when switched inside after 2 out, stayed on to chase winner approaching last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Walk On Al (10-12) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Kris Spin (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3 lengths down and outpaced when left 3rd 3 out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sausalito Sunrise (10-9) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Tidal Dance (IRE) 5-2fav (10-0) Held up, fell 3rd, in a race won by Uncle Jimmy (10-1) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy, 12 ran.

Knockanrawley (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden before next, soon hard pressed, headed narrowly flat, kept on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Mountain Tunes (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Ivy Gate (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased winner, hit 7th, no chance from 2 out, hit last, dropped to 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Tagrita (10-7) at Exeter 2m 7f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Sybarite (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hit 8th, headway travelling well before 2 out, chased leaders before last, went 2nd soon after last, kept on, readily held, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Josies Orders (11-6) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Kaikias (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Soon behind, pushed along from 3rd, reminders 5th, lost touch before 4 out, no chance with leaders, 5th of 7, well behind Sausalito Sunrise (10-9) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Spike Mac (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Soon hopelessly tailed off, left 3rd when stopped by official before 3 out due to horse falling at hurdle, waved on some time after, bypassed 3 out, jumped last 2 and finished eventually, 3rd of 4, well behind Bob Tucker (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.