Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 36.30s
  • Off time: 14:41:49
Full result
Result 14:40 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Bravo Riquet 16/1
2nd 1 Hazy Bay 19 16/1
3rd 5 Ukrainian Star 32 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8461/10-
DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, DARK BLUE and RED hooped sleeves and cap Hazy Bay 273
  • T:M Roberts
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 8461/10-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 M Roberts T J O'Brien 100 16/1
2 871/1F6
Purple, White star, striped sleeves, Red cap Arctic Echo 33
  • T:B R Summers
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: 871/1F6
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
13 165 11-11 t B R Summers C Wallis (5) 99 20/1
4 P9-756
Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and Light Blue halved sleeves, striped cap Push The Trigger 19
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P9-756
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7p1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 p1 C E Longsdon N Fehily 95 13/2
5 1P-67P1
White, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White diamonds, Red cap Ukrainian Star (IRE) 4
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 1P-67P1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 b M Keighley A P Cawley 94 6/4f
6 U46111
Black, Light Blue triple diamond, striped sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Overlay 32
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: U46111
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 Mrs L Hill Harry Skelton 82 7/1
7 P32346-
Maroon, Blue hoop, Black sleeves, Gold cap Acosta 297
  • T:Dr J R J Naylor
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: P32346-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 b Dr J R J Naylor W P Kavanagh 81 12/1
8 FP/1123-
Royal Blue, Red sash, White cap, Red spots Bright Cloud (IRE) 251
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: FP/1123-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) (ex1) 75 9/2
9 4-P53F6
Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bravo Riquet (FR) 41
  • T:R Mathew
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 4-P53F6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0vt
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 vt R Mathew Lee Edwards 70 16/1
10 1/77P-00
Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gouranga 103
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 1/77P-00
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 69 25/1
11 8/4PP-55
Pink, black sash, black and pink striped sleeves, black cap All The Fashion (IRE) 16
  • T:Violet Jordan
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 8/4PP-55
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Violet Jordan W Kennedy 54 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 144614
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 11
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:P A Pritchard
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 144614
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11b
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
9 1111 b P A Pritchard Jack Doyle 99 NR

In depth

Verdict

UKRAINIAN STAR races off a 5lb lower mark than when successful over fences at Hereford on Sunday. Martin Keighley has his team in form and the eight-year-old should go in again. Overlay stays well and is chasing a four-timer in this grade. She's creeping up the weights but only gradually and another solid effort is anticipated. Earcomesthedream won over the C&D at the start of the month but was beaten over a shorter trip at Warwick subsequently and may be a little high in the handicap again now. Acosta may need this and this may be too tough for veteran Arctic Echo nowadays.

Formwatch

Earcomesthedream (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden 3 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 16l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.

Bravo Riquet (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4th, jumped left and not fluent 8th, mistake 10th, no extra when not fluent last, 6th of 7, 39l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.

Hazy Bay 11-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 7th, tailed off from 5 out, 15th of 16, well behind Mauricetheathlete (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Ukrainian Star (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Made all, hit 6th, blundered 12th, clear next, hit 15th, reduced lead and driven approaching last, stayed on strongly flat, won at Hereford 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy beating Doubletoilntrouble (11-9) by 10l, 7 ran.

Gouranga 33-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden 5th, tailed off 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.

Acosta 14-1 (10-10) Always in rear, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Velator (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.

Arctic Echo 20-1 (11-0) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 21l behind Sun Cloud (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Push The Trigger 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, pushed along and lost place next, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.

Overlay 5-4fav (10-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, pressed last, kept on gamely, won at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Inner Steel (11-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Bright Cloud (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Special Portrait (12-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hts chs (6) gs in Apr.

All The Fashion (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 8th, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Woodford County (10-12) at Towcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft.