Patricia Atkinson Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 24.10s
  • Off time: 15:11:13
Full result
Result 15:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Bill The Lad 11/1
2nd 2 Carli King 10 11/8f
3rd 4 Witch's Hat 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31-3138
Royal blue, yellow diamond, sleeves and cap Caspian Piper (IRE) 14
  • T:Hugo Froud
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: 31-3138
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 b Hugo Froud Mikey Ennis (7) 100 25/1
2 422-334
Light Blue, Grey stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Grey star Carli King (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 422-334
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 Mrs Caroline Bailey R Thornton 98 11/8f
3 358-935
Mauve and White stripes, Mauve sleeves, Black cap Freckle Face 15
  • T:W G M Turner
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 358-935
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 W G M Turner T J Phelan 97 10/1
4 2/8125-7
Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Witch's Hat (IRE) 229
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 2/8125-7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
10 150 10-10 t J A B Old M D Grant 84 9/1
5 PP56P7
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 19
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: PP56P7
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
11 148 10-8 R C Harper James Banks (5) 82 22/1
6 P-7P666
Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Vardas Supreme (IRE) 8
  • T:R Drake
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: P-7P666
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8pt
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
10 148 10-8 pt R Drake Jonathan England (5) 82 25/1
7 96-0353
Orange, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets Bally Lagan (IRE) 18
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 96-0353
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8pt
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 pt R Dickin C Poste 82 3/1
8 2187/06
Dark Green, Beige striped sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Bill The Lad (IRE) 24
  • T:P E Cowley
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 2187/06
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 P E Cowley S Thomas 81 11/1
9 4U5536
Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Peak Seasons (IRE) 31
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: 4U5536
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
10 143 10-3 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 77 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Topaze Collonges (FR)
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
5 11-11 C E Longsdon N Fehily 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

This looks to be Carli King's best chance so far of getting a win over fences. He has won a couple of point-to-points and has been taking on better opposition so far this season under Rules. But we might take a chance on the fitness of WITCH'S HAT, who hasn't raced since May but is only a pound higher than when just beaten in a novices' handicap at Folkestone a year ago having won earlier at Leicester. Bally Lagan wasn't beaten far at the latter track last time but will find this ground plenty soft enough while Caspian Piper finished tailed off on his UK and chasing bow.

Formwatch

Bill The Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased winner until before 5th, weakened from 11th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Princely Player (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.

Carli King (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden when not fluent 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 6, 38l behind Funny Star (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gd in Nov.

Witch's Hat (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) In touch, mistake 5 out, ridden and lost place after next, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Lemon's Gent (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.

Top Benefit (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, lost place before 7th, mistake and struggling from 10th, tailed off, 7th of 10, 47l behind Quayside Court (9-10) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.

Vardas Supreme (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Led to 1st, lost place from 4th, soon struggling, 6th of 7, well behind Cloverhill Lad (11-2) at Hexham 2m hcp 0-100 (5) sft.

Caspian Piper (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden 11th, not much room next, not fluent 13th, weakened after next, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 48l behind Ifyousayso (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.

Bally Lagan (IRE) 6-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Crescent Beach (11-3) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.

Peak Seasons (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3rd, not fluent 6th, well beaten from 11th, 6th of 8, well behind Mr Bachster (10-10) at Leicester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Nov.

Freckle Face 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch, under pressure when blundered 13th, no chance with leaders from 4 out, 5th of 9, 32l behind Bobcatbilly (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.