Paul Hardick Memorial Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 21.80s
  • Off time: 15:30:57
Full result
Result 15:30 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Cosway Spirit 9/4f
2nd 5 Classic Case 9 8/1
3rd 2 Basford Ben 6 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3F313U
Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Royaume Bleu (FR) 28
  • T:A M Hales
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 3F313U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 98 14/1
2 1P2332
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Basford Ben 18
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 1P2332
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 95 4/1
3 P16-362
Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 48
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: P16-362
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8bt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 bt F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 94 7/1
4 5PP8P5
Orange, royal blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Bishophill Jack (IRE) 5
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 5PP8P5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7v
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 v K C Bailey A Thornton 93 10/1
5 4605-01
Purple, orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Classic Case (IRE) 114
  • T:S Curran
  • J:L P Aspell
  • Form: 4605-01
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 S Curran L P Aspell 92 8/1
6 2/7-6565
Dark Blue, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves Ultra Klass (FR) 17
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 2/7-6565
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p Jamie Snowden A Tinkler 90 16/1
7 3567-05
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Trifollet 12
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 3567-05
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 87 20/1
8 8055/41
Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Cosway Spirit (IRE) 11
  • T:B Pauling
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 8055/41
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p B Pauling D Bass 86 9/4f
9 P-PU54P
Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 88
  • T:Mrs R Gasson
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: P-PU54P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
11 153 10-13 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 85 10/1
10 95PPP9
Orange and Dark Green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Zelos Diktator 12
  • T:S Curran
  • J:Mikey Hamill
  • Form: 95PPP9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 S Curran Mikey Hamill (10) (ex3) 75 50/1
12 76433P
Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Overton Lad 99
  • T:P A Pritchard
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 76433P
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-0bt
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
13 140 10-0 bt P A Pritchard G Sheehan (3) 64 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 P34115
Quayside Court (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: P34115
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3vt
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
10 103 vt Miss C Dyson Lee Edwards 75 NR

In depth

Verdict

Several course specialists face the starter in this but it's hard to have much faith in Bishophill Jack or Jolly Boys Outing at present and Classic Case and Quayside Court lack a recent run. Royaume Bleu should give a good account, however, despite top weight and Doubletoilntrouble will probably be thereabouts again. COSWAY SPIRIT kept finding more to see off Witch's Hat over track and trip 11 days ago. That was only his second start over fences so there should be more to come and Ben Pauling's charge can double his tally off an 8lb higher mark as Basford Ben is treading water off his current rating.

Formwatch

Quayside Court (IRE) 6-4fav (9-11) Held up behind leaders, not fluent 2nd, headway 8th, challenged next, led 15th, clear 2 out (normal 3 out), driven out, won at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec beating Bennys Well (11-2) by 4l, 7 ran.

Cosway Spirit (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Went right and bumped 1st, led and disputed, led narrowly 4th until 11th, pressed leader, led again soon after 2 out, went right last, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Witch's Hat (10-13) by 6l, 7 ran.

Classic Case (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 3rd, jumped left 5th, headed next, led again after 7th, driven out, won at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Endofdiscusion (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Basford Ben 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, challenged after 9th, no impression on winner 2 out, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Emma Soda (10-9) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.

Bishophill Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Raced wide, held up tracking leaders, pushed along and outpaced before 16th, no chance after, 5th of 6, 30l behind Handsome Buddy (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.

Ultra Klass (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up tracking leaders, outpaced and not on terms from 7th, blundered 10th, struggling 12th, tailed off when jumped slowly 4 out, lost poor 4th run-in, last of 5, 42l behind Fredo (11-11) at Sandown 2m 4f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) sft.

Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 11th, struggling 13th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.

Trifollet 12-1 (11-1) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 45l behind Long Wave (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.

Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, soon lost place, not fluent 7th, behind from 8th, left 2nd last, 2nd of 6, 23l behind Divine Intavention (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.

Royaume Bleu (FR) 3-1fav (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, pushed along after 5th, blundered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Strange Bird (10-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb, 9 ran.

Zelos Diktator 33-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, tailed off before 3 out, 9th of 14, 33l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.

Overton Lad 7-1 (10-0) Behind, reminder 11th, soon struggling, tailed off 4 out, remote 4th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Phoenix Des Mottes (9-9) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Dec, 8 ran.