Best Racing Blogs On gg.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.50s
  • Off time: 16:10:30
Full result
Result 16:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Twoways 16/1
2nd 4 It's A Doddle ¾ 11/4j
3rd 5 Smart Money 11/4j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 41UPP5-
Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Dashing George (IRE) 273
  • T:P Winks
  • J:Mr R Winks
  • Form: 41UPP5-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
12 166 11-12 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 120 25/1
2 257-332
Light Blue, Black and Light Blue halved sleeves, Black cap Headly's Bridge (IRE) 23
  • T:Simon Earle
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form: 257-332
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 Simon Earle Ryan Hatch (7) 118 3/1
4 1-331
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It's A Doddle (IRE) 34
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 1-331
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 113 11/4j
5 1387-22
Mauve, mauve and grey diabolo on sleeves, grey and mauve quartered cap Smart Money (IRE) 36
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 1387-22
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 113 11/4j
6 7/96-17
Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Cawdor House Bert 34
  • T:D A Rees
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 7/96-17
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 D A Rees Paul Moloney 113 40/1
7 8-32P0
Emerald green, purple seams, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Rosslyn Castle 32
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 8-32P0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill J E Moore 112 20/1
8 P4F6-39
Dark blue, yellow epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green stars, yellow cap Kilavalley (IRE) 36
  • T:Hugo Froud
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: P4F6-39
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3p1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 p1 Hugo Froud Mikey Ennis (7) 111 66/1
9 F-41255
Dark Green, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Black cap Sirop De Menthe (FR) 34
  • T:Miss J Westwood
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: F-41255
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-10v1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 150 10-10 v1 Miss J Westwood W Kennedy 115 14/1
10 3-87354
Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Twoways (IRE) 24
  • T:M G Rimell
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 3-87354
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 M G Rimell C O'Farrell 104 16/1
11 75U734
White, dark green seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap The Weatherman (IRE) 77
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 75U734
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 102 9/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 701-471
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 24
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 701-471
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 116 O Sherwood L Aspell 114 NR

In depth

Verdict

IT'S A DODDLE only won by a neck at Ffos Las last month but proved he handled the heavy ground that day and the third, Baltimore Rock, won easily earlier this week. Jonjo O'Neill's charge can make a winning start in handicaps ahead of the luckless Headly's Bridge, raised another 3lb since finishing second at Leicester, and Smart Money. Venetia Williams' charge looked sure to win at Lingfield last month but was caught close home by Beau Lake, who has won again since. Jeano De Toulouse won over a longer trip at Fontwell on Boxing Day but has a bit more on his plate here while The Weatherman has become disappointing.

Formwatch

Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd soon after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led soon after, clear when hit last, ridden flat and stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating Brass Monkey (10-8) by 6l, 8 ran.

Twoways (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) In rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 16l behind Circus Star (10-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

It's A Doddle (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) With leaders, led 4th, headed next, in touch, 5th and outpaced last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, rallied approaching bypassed last, led again final strides, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Filatore (10-12) by nk, 14 ran.

Smart Money (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Raced keenly, tracked leader from 2nd, led 3 out, ridden after last, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Headly's Bridge (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Dashing George (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, with leaders 8th, pushed along and lost place 10th, soon weakened and tailed off, 5th of 6, 21l behind Gentleman Anshan (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.

Kilavalley (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Rosslyn Castle 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, some headway approaching 3 out, weakened soon after 3 out, 11th of 22, well behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Cawdor House Bert 10-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, hit 4th, headway 4 out, outpaced next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 44l behind Society Shares (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

The Weatherman (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, modest 3rd before last until post, 4th of 6, 23l behind Beauboreen (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.

Sirop De Menthe (FR) 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened after next, 5th of 14, 7l behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.