PDS Ltd 'Promotional Gifts & Merchandise' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 11 runners)
  • Winner £5,254 2nd £1,552 3rd £776 4th £388 5th £194
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 54.70s
  • Off time: 14:19:18
Full result
Result 14:15 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 If In Doubt 3/1f
2nd 11 Ray Diamond 5 10/1
3rd 8 Bowie 7 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 26/64-96
Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Touch Back (IRE) 21
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:J Huxham
  • Form: 26/64-96
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill J Huxham (10) 124 12/1
3 22163-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap If In Doubt (IRE) 230
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 22163-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 124 3/1f
4 542-162
Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap All That Remains (IRE) 36
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 542-162
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t B Ellison W Kennedy 121 12/1
5 4U1-641
Yellow, dark blue stripe, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Red Admirable (IRE) 14
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 4U1-641
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 120 8/1
6 16/441-F
Emerald green, dark blue sash, cerise cap Urcalin (FR) 212
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 16/441-F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 h D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 119 14/1
7 111785
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Church Field (IRE) 23
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Thomas M O'brien
  • Form: 111785
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill Thomas M O'brien (10) 117 9/2
8 227-214
ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap Bowie (IRE) 20
  • T:N Kent
  • J:Charlie Deutsch
  • Form: 227-214
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 N Kent Charlie Deutsch (7) 115 8/1
9 405-87P
Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 34
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 405-87P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 115 12/1
10 5521B9-
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Saroque (IRE) 225
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 5521B9-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 112 10/1
11 0P-5731
Black, Red sash and armlets Ray Diamond 39
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 0P-5731
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 Miss J du Plessis M Goldstein 102 10/1
12 02168/8
White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Minneapolis 24
  • T:Mrs A Batchelor
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 02168/8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-1t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 141 10-1 t Mrs A Batchelor Joshua Moore (3) (ex3) 100 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 1/51-
Oscatara (IRE) 351
  • Nag Me
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 1/51-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 1112 D McCain Jnr Non Runner 125 NR

In depth

Verdict

Church Field appears to be very firmly in the handicapper's grip now, though Jonjo O'Neill counteracts that by putting up 10lb claimer Tommie O'Brien. Another 10lb claimer rides less-exposed stablemate Touch Back while James Best takes 3lb off the returning If In Doubt. Urcalin sports headgear on his reappearance while it's almost a year since Oscatara last saw meaningful action, though he is still unexposed. ALL THAT REMAINS doesn't always deliver but made the well-treated First In The Queue pull out all the stops at Fakenham last time and stays this longer trip. He gets the nod ahead of last month's Exeter winner Ray Diamond.

Formwatch

Oscatara (IRE) 7-4fav (10-9) Raced keenly, led after 1st, made rest, stayed on strongly under pressure before last, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Billy Twyford (10-12) by 4l, 18 ran.

If In Doubt (IRE) 5-4fav (11-8) Held up last, closer order in 5th 6th, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, switched right before last, stayed on well flat, went 3rd and finished well close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Super Villan (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.

Ray Diamond 7-2fav (10-3) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, ridden 2 lengths clear last, kept on strongly, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct beating Mountaineer (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Bowie (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader until 3rd, tracked leaders, led and hit 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.

All That Remains (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) In touch, went 3rd at 6th, effort to press leaders on inside when short of room bend before last, switched right, headway to challenge when hit last, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.

Saroque (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, struggling towards rear when mistake 6th, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 9th of 11, well behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway to mid-division 8th, pushed along and struggling towards rear when stumbled badly 4 out and pulled up, in a race won by Deciding Moment (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct, 16 ran.

Touch Back (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent when headway 5th, ridden and one pace before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 10, 13l behind Gores Island (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.

Urcalin (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some headway in 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Cry Of Freedom (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in May, 10 ran.

Church Field (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Mid-division on outside, not always fluent, mistake 1st, closed 6th, ridden after 3 out, close 4th 2 out, 5th and beaten last, no extra flat, 5th of 16, 9l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Minneapolis 66-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, well held 3 out, passed some weakening rivals from 2 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 26l behind Keel Haul (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.

Red Admirable (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, led after next, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Di Kaprio (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.