Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 14:45 Aspers Casino Northampton Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 083P8/2 White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red stars, Black cap Borderhopper 22
Nag me
8 11-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (3) 83 1001
2 225665 Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kirkhammerton (IRE) 23
Nag me
10 11-12 B Leavy Harry Challoner 83 1001
4 F2F-395 Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Royaume Bleu (FR) 35
Nag me
7 11-6 A M Hales Killian Moore (3) 77 1001
5 36826-6 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Kinkeel (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
13 10-13 A W Carroll Josh Hamer (6) 70 1001
6 P4433-P White and red diamonds, red sleeves, white stars, check cap Monsieur Georges (FR) 52
Nag me
12 10-6 Violet Jordan Christopher Ward (3) 63 1001
Non runners
3263-2PPOverton Lad1111-11P A PritchardJoshua Moore82

Verdict

Royaume Bleu would have a big chance here on his best form but it's a long time since he's shown that. Kirkhammerton has similar credentials but struggles to get his head in front while Overton Lad has pulled up in both starts this autumn and is starting look a light of former days. Borderhopper was still beaten more than 30 lengths despite finishing second at Hexham so we'll give a tentative vote to KINKEEL. Aged 13, he's not going to improve much on his reappearance at Cheltenham but faced an impossible task against good horses that day and did show enough last season to suggest he could still win a race like this off his current mark.