Barry R. Johnson 65 Isn't Old Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 16:30:24
Full result
Result 16:30 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Le Bacardy 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 160454
Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Le Bacardy (FR) 7
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 160454
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p A W Carroll Lee Edwards 115 2/1
2 3P52P3
Purple, Black and White check sleeves Speedy Bruere (FR) 9
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 3P52P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 115 6/4f
3 321122
Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Bennys Quest (IRE) 175
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 321122
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 p N P Mulholland Conor Shoemark (5) 115 7/1
4 0/08-44F
Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Missionaire (USA) 123
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 0/08-44F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 A W Carroll Trevor Whelan (3) 92 7/2

In depth

Verdict

SPEEDY BRUERE looked promising when recording a double here and at Fontwell around this time last year but things haven't worked for him so far this season. He'll never get a better chance to get back on track, however, as a repeat of the form he showed when second at Sandown three runs ago would suffice. Bennys Quest continues to run well but his last two runs suggest he's probably in the handicapper's grip now. Le Bacardy should be the pick of Tony Carroll's pair as he kept on well at Southwell last week when possibly just in need of the run.

Formwatch

Le Bacardy (FR) 6-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, stayed on from 2 out, nearest at finish, 4th of 7, 12l behind Memorabilia (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.

Speedy Bruere (FR) 9-2 (10-13) Disputed 2nd, definite 2nd 3rd, went right 5th, lost 2nd next and reminders, went 2nd again 8th, led 4 out, headed well before next, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Umberto D'olivate (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Missionaire (USA) 6-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway to dispute 3rd 7th, definite 3rd before next, went 2nd 5 out, ridden and keeping on in 3 lengths 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Riddleofthesands (11-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.

Bennys Quest (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd before 3 out, led going well next, ridden before last, headed and unable to quicken flat, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Cruise In Style (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.