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  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 19.20s
  • Off time: 14:22:20
Full result
Result 14:20 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Thunderstorm 8/13f
2nd 1 South Stack 9/2
3rd 8 Marleno 7 18/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P3P123
DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap South Stack 66
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: P3P123
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 K C Bailey J M Maguire 108 9/2
2 0002-35
White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 24
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 0002-35
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 107 16/1
3 805530
Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Party Rock (IRE) 19
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 805530
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 104 16/1
4 7594/11
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 23
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 7594/11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 103 8/13f
5 P56F65
White and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue hooped cap Lost In Newyork (IRE) 23
  • T:N Kent
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: P56F65
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 N Kent Harry Haynes 102 25/1
6 P79-4PP
Emerald Green, Beige disc, quartered cap Secret World (IRE) 19
  • T:J A T de Giles
  • J:Mr Sam Painting
  • Form: P79-4PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 J A T de Giles Mr Sam Painting (7) 100 100/1
7 2-75344
Red, black cross belts, black sleeves, red armlets Crystal Swing 33
  • T:R T Phillips
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 2-75344
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 100 10/1
8 P5-0636
Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Marleno (GER) 53
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: P5-0636
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4ht
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 ht A Middleton C Poste 100 18/1
9 2-26578
GREEN, RED and GOLD hooped cap Ruby Crown 23
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Charles Greene
  • Form: 2-26578
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
11 155 11-1 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 97 16/1

In depth

Verdict

South Stack is proven at this level and is a course and distance winner on soft ground. With the weights compacted, he has to have every chance of adding to his tally though it's significant that Charles Greene has been in the saddle for all three wins so far. Thunderstorm is on a hat-trick after wins at Plumpton and Leicester and may still be on a decent mark while Crystal Swing will be staying on when others have cried enough, though is very one-paced. ALWAYSTHEOPTIMIST had winning form on heavy ground in Ireland and has been lightly-raced since arriving at Phil Middleton's yard. He's dropped to a very fair mark and gets a tentative vote in this with Kielan Woods taking off 3lb as Party Rock ran a shocker at Warwick earlier this month.

Formwatch

Thunderstorm (IRE) 10-11fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden out, won at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft beating Crazy Bold (10-6) by 2l, 9 ran.

South Stack 6-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner 2 out until last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Loose Chips (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Marleno (GER) 11-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 8th, never on terms, 6th of 7, 19l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Lost In Newyork (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, jumped right 4th, ridden 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 14l behind Whispering Gallery (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Alwaystheoptimist 7-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, no impression next, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 22l behind Extremely So (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

Party Rock (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 3rd, ridden and weakened before next, 11th of 15, 39l behind Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Ruby Crown 25-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, ridden and losing pace when hampered 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.

Crystal Swing 11-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, 5th when blundered 2 out, no chance with leaders when taking 4th last, 4th of 11, 21l behind Renoyr (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Secret World (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Mid-division, weakened approaching 4th, pulled up after, in a race won by Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft, 15 ran.