Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 14:40 Gg.com Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:51
14:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benmore Boy (IRE) 12/1
2nd El Distintivo (ARG) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0032 Cerise, white diamond and diamond on cap El Distintivo (ARG) 7
Nag me
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 108 5/23.50
2 R166R-5 Royal Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Najca De Thaix (FR) 257
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 p P Kelsall A Thornton 107 20/121.00
3 1337P-P Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Benmore Boy (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 pt Miss H C Knight Paul Moloney 105 12/113.00
4 776-450 White, Red and White hooped sleeves, striped cap Cornelia 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 p Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (7) 103 3/14.00
5 0-P1P3P White, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Crouch End Flyer 68
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 99 10/34.33
7 3P9U/P8 Royal Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Investment Wings (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 bt P Kelsall Ian Popham (5) 92 12/113.00
8 4P-6549 LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE star on body and cap, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars Nous Voila (FR) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 A B Coogan J A McCarthy 87 5/16.00
Non runners
6P02-F7PRockandahardplace (IRE)711-0O SherwoodL Aspell96

Verdict

The track is an issue for EL DISTINTIVO but we'll put our faith in the trainer's judgement and select the ex-Argentinian gelding to come out on top. Cornelia and Crouch End Flyer may provide the opposition. The selection appeared to struggle to get home on his first two starts over hurdles but saw out the race much better on his third start at Taunton before going one place better at Ffos Las. That run represented another step in the right direction and his trainer can boast a healthy level stakes profit at this track. Cornelia has been a trifle disappointing but her one win came in a novice hurdle over course and distance and the drop back in trip at a track that suits may see her produce a better performance. Crouch End Flyer is another with track form to her name and she's relatively versatile with regard to underfoot conditions but her form has been rather in and out of late. Najca De Thaix is a capable chaser on his day but his days aren't easy to predict whilst Benmore Boy and Rockandahardplace have been disappointing of late so most of the field have more to prove than El Distintivo.