Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 13:00 Aspers Casino Northampton Novices' Handicap Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 251/F5-5 Beige, maroon armlets Armedanddangerous (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 T R Gretton Felix De Giles 98 1001
2 963-414 Pink and grey (quartered), striped sleeves, pink cap Truckers Benefit (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 t Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 96 1001
3 353130- Maroon, Black hoop and armlets Mujamead 110
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 90 1001
4 4/03P9-1 Black, red star, white sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 22
Nag me
5 11-4 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 90 1001
5 P7-9714 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Roseini (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-10 A W Carroll Josh Hamer (7) 82 1001
6 4845P-8 Royal Blue and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Photogenique (FR) 123
Nag me
9 10-0 B R Summers James Best (5) 61 1001

Verdict

Ibn Hiyyan won in this grade at Hexham on his reappearance but that's not much of a recommendation. Truckers Benefit weakened quickly at Plumpton last time while Mujamead lacks a recent run and stablemate Roseini never threatened over 3m at Lingfield recently having won a mares' hurdle here previously. ARMEDANDDANGEROUS was much too keen on his chasing debut at Wetherby and was tailed off but that was a much better contest than this and Tom Gretton's lightly-raced gelding has won over 2m4f over hurdles which suggests he'll last home here if settling better. The top weight gets a tentative vote.