14:10 Towcester

Wednesday 14 February 2018

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:40
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  • Class 5  |   2m 3f 34y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:12  |   Winning time: 5m 23.2s
1st
10
14/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: R P McLernon
Held up in rear, headway from 6th, went 2nd before 2 out, led and 2 lengths ahead when mistake last, pressed towards finish, all out op 6/1 tchd 7/2
2nd
nk
9
5/1
T: Mrs R GassonJ: Benjamin Poste
Mid-division, headway 6th, led, jumped left and bumped rival 2 out, headed and 2 lengths down when winner made mistake last, stayed on, challenging towards finish, just held op 9/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
11
5
7/4f
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression next, went 3rd before last op 11/4 tchd 3/1
4th
4
2
8/1
T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: A Thornton
Disputed lead until after 1st, chased leaders on outside, went wider before 6th, led briefly before bumped 3 out, 3rd and beaten when mistake 2 out op 25/1
5th
8
8
16/1
T: R C HarperJ: T Dowling (5)
Held up in rear, went modest 5th before 2 out, no chance op 14/1
6th
12
7
711-2
16/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Brendan Powell
Held up towards rear, went remote 6th before 2 out op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
1
12/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, not fluent 7th, lost place before 3 out, soon well behind, pulled up before 2 out tchd 20/1
PU
3
7/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Towards rear, ridden and behind 6th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next tchd 10/1 and tchd 12/1
PU
4
8/1
T: C FryerJ: Mr J Andrews (7)
Disputed lead until after 1st, chased clear leader until 4th, lost place when jumped left and mistake 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out op 13/2 tchd 6/1
PU
6
12/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: T Scudamore
A little reluctant to jump off, took keen hold, led after 1st, soon clear, reduced lead 5th, headed before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next op 10/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.40Pl:£1.40, £1.60, £1.30EX:£26.80Trifecta:£69.10Tricast:£58.77SF:£24.20Swingers:£2.80, £2.90, £2.20

Forecasts

Cafe Au Lait (7/4), Scartare (5/1), Rock And Roll King (7/1), Edward Elgar (8/1), Goodnight Charlie (8/1), Justice Knight (12/1), Gi Jayne (12/1), Minella Voucher (14/1), Poyntzpass (16/1), Bermeo (16/1)

Verdict

This looks easier than the race CAFE AU LAIT contested last time when going down to a well-handicapped rival and finishing clear of the third. Scartare is an obvious danger, whilst Minella Voucher could prove better than recent efforts suggest if supported. Edward Elgar can usually be relied upon to run well here and has each-way claims now reverting to hurdles.
  1. Cafe Au Lait
  2. Scartare
  3. Edward Elgar

Previous Winners

2017
Bandon Roc
Weight: 12-5  |Age: 6
8/13

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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