Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 49.60s
  • Off time: 14:12:45
Full result
Result 14:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Shaking Hands 11/2
2nd 4 Chac Du Cadran 85/40f
3rd 1 Miko de Beauchene ½ 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P/PU8P3-
Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Miko de Beauchene (FR) 295
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: P/PU8P3-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
12 166 11-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 120 4/1
3 23U4-0P
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 13
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 23U4-0P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9bt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 bt D Pipe T Scudamore (7) 117 11/2
4 237-532
Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 20
  • T:C C Bealby
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 237-532
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 p C C Bealby T Messenger 116 85/40f
5 3/254-P4
Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 32
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 3/254-P4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 L Corcoran S Thomas 116 40/1
6 112/3P-1
Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Round The Horn (IRE) 229
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 112/3P-1
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
12 161 11-7 t J A B Old M D Grant 115 8/1
8 45-00F2
Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 16
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 45-00F2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 108 11/2
9 3512-4P
Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 11
  • T:Mrs R Gasson
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 3512-4P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (7) 108 12/1
11 1/12P-40
Royal Blue, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Pink cap Atherstone Hill (IRE) 19
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 1/12P-40
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11b1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 b1 R Dickin C Poste 105 9/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 88-P71P
Very Stylish (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 88-P71P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 1111 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 119 NR
7 PP/41PP-
Emperor Concerto 236
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: PP/41PP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
9 115 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 113 NR
10 44-2360
Aghill (IRE) 40
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 44-2360
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 1012 pt Mrs L Hill D Bass 106 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Picture In The Sky (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S Nock
  • J:Timmy Murphy
10 10-11 Mrs S Nock Timmy Murphy 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

A tricky puzzle to unravel as a few of these are making their seasonal reappearance and others have been disappointing this term. Chac Du Cadran doesn't have a leg in either of those camps as he found only Honest John too good in a driving finish at Doncaster last month while Very Stylish won at Ffos Las in October before being pulled up in better company at Sandown. SHAKING HANDS weakened quickly over a marathon trip at Exeter earlier this month having pulled too hard. He's not badly treated on his best form however and, if he settles better today, his proven stamina will be an asset on the soft ground. Little Chip, second over 2m4f here last time, could figure if lasting home and bottom weight Atherstone Hill isn't without a chance if blinkers have the desired effect.

Formwatch

Very Stylish (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Towards rear, reminders after 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 15th, in a race won by State Benefit (11-4) at Sandown 3m Amateur Handicap Chase (0-130) (4yo+) (3) sft, 10 ran.

Emperor Concerto 6-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, behind from 10th, weakened from next, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Mumbles Head (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 6 ran.

Aghill (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 12th, slow and lost place next, behind from 15th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Shaking Hands (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Pulled hard, soon led, mistake 4th, blundered 13th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Arbor Supreme (10-4) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy, 10 ran.

Chac Du Cadran (FR) 3-1fav (11-9) Led, headed briefly before 10th, headed again before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Miko de Beauchene (FR) 12-1 (11-3) In touch in 5th, slow 3rd, tracked leading pair 8th, went 2nd 12th, led 3 out, joined when stumbled badly 2 out, narrowly headed before last, dropped to 3rd and no extra flat, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Upham Atom (11-2) at Folkestone 3m 7f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.

Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Held up, jumped right, behind 5th, tailed off 17th, pulled up after, in a race won by Mission Complete (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 6 ran.

The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In rear, pushed along after 15th, weakened from 5 out, blundered 3 out, last of 4, well behind Benheir (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 2f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.

Round The Horn (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Made all from sole rival, driven before 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May beating Overyou (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 2 ran.

Little Chip (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind L'Eldorado (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Atherstone Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led until 4th, led 5th, headed and not fluent next, ridden after 8th, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 13, 39l behind Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.