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  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 16.40s
  • Off time: 15:06:43
Full result
Result 15:05 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Grouse Lodge 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 18211/7
RED and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, quartered cap Badgers Cove (IRE) 18
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 18211/7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 5/4
4 11-1141
Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Grouse Lodge (IRE) 27
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 11-1141
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr S Thomas 10/11f
5 0/04-497
Dark Blue, Yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Midnight Dove 55
  • T:A E Price
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 0/04-497
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 A E Price R T Dunne (3) 25/1
6 212/5F-4
Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Moscow Mule 237
  • T:Miss L Hurley
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 212/5F-4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 Miss L Hurley Peter Carberry (5) 25/1
7 0F1/143-
Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Hilda Wild 261
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:Mr R G Henderson
  • Form: 0F1/143-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 R Woollacott Mr R G Henderson (7) 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 00/9P6-5
Breeogue Boy (IRE) 17
  • Nag Me
  • T:M M McNiff
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 00/9P6-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 t M M McNiff D R Fox NR
3 421-
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 379
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 421-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 D Pipe Hadden Frost NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Baile Anrai (IRE)
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Harry Skelton
7 11-0 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

GROUSE LODGE, winner three times over hurdles this season and already successful between the flags, is likely to be a warm order for his first run over the larger obstacles under Rules. He should win but there are one or two promising types in this. Badgers Cove had a decent record over timber and will have needed his reappearance after a lay-off while Buddy Bolero is unexposed and won over hurdles at Folkestone a year ago, though hasn't been seen since. Moscow Mule has a bit of experience but also returns following a break, as does winning pointer Hilda Wild.

Formwatch

Breeogue Boy (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Took keen hold, led after 1st, hit 3rd, joined 3 out, soon ridden, headed before next, soon weakened, struggling in 4th when blundered 2 out, dropped to 5th last, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Rowan Road (10-0) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.

Buddy Bolero (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec '11 beating Monturgeon (11-0) by 15l, 15 ran.

Grouse Lodge (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Made all, jumped left 2nd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on gamely, won at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Big Society (10-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Midnight Dove 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, reminders after 5th, lost place from next, tailed off 7th, 7th of 9, well behind On The Bridge (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.

Hilda Wild 6-4 (11-7) 3rd of 4, 41l behind Wizard of Edge (12-0) at Kingston St Mary 3m ptp gs in Apr.

Moscow Mule 22-1 (10-9) Led, jumped slowly 1st, heade before 2nd, soon in rear, struggling from 6 out, tailed off, last of 4, 42l behind Shoegazer (11-0) at Hereford 3m 1f beg chase (5) hvy in May.

Badgers Cove (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Led narrowly, headed 6th, in touch, hit 8th, soon ridden, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 13, 24l behind Fred The Shred (10-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.