19:30 Towcester Mon 14 May 2018
- Call Star Spreads On 0808 2349709 Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 3f 34y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Ran a fair race last time going down narrowly in a similar class race having found some form on his previous run. Putting together two decent runs was a step forward on his previous form for this yard; his last win came here over 2f further.
Mixed hurdles with the Flat since transferring to this yard (has won on the AW) but proved a real disappointment when last seen over hurdles. Now returns after a break off the same mark; looked as though his attitude might be a problem last time.
Unreliable customer who often goes without any zest and can look a hard ride. Has run creditably to be placed a couple of times here in the past but not one to trust overall despite a laudable run last time; quicker conditions not sure to suit.
With his chasing career aborted he finally got off the mark back over hurdles (cheekpieces first-time) despite running in snatches for most of the race at Wincanton. Looked disinterested for much of the race last time; caution advised.
Cheekpieces on for the first-time but has looked short of ability over hurdles so far (has won a point-to-point). Hopes now pinned on a first run in handicaps over hurdles off a lowly mark.
Looked a slow burner for this yard (previously with Dan Skelton) but scored on her second handicap start beating an inadequate field when favourite at Fakenham (2m4f, heavy). Two below par efforts posted since and first run on ground this quick.
On a long losing run and at least showed a little more last time out but showing no real sign of taking advantage of a much reduced mark. Falls another 5lb in the weights from his last run with headgear (visor) now removed.
Hard to fashion a case for this one who offered little having returned from almost a year off last time. Five non-completions for this yard from seven starts probably tell the story; unreliable sort.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C FryerJ: Mr S Davies-Thomas|
Druid's Folly (11/10), Edward Elgar (6/1), Modulus (6/1), Kastani Beach (7/1), Banff (15/2), Barney From Tyanee (9/1), Bisoubisou (10/1), Visible Light (12/1), Gentleman Farmer (14/1), Thefriendlygremlin (66/1)
- Druid's Folly
- Barney From Tyanee
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