Towcester

  • 14:20 Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.50s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
14:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benbane Head (USA) 11/2
2nd Tell Me Y (IRE) 8/1
3rd Destroyer Deployed 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/24316- Purple, Yellow sash, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Destroyer Deployed 201
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 120 10/34.33
2 09-459U Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 t M Keighley R Thornton 119 11/26.50
3 244-1U6 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 139
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 t B I Case Killian Moore (7) 118 12/113.00
4 P281U-3 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Rhum (FR) 170
Nag me
7 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 118 12/113.00
5 616-7 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tell Me Y (IRE) 188
Nag me
5 11-6 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 114 8/19.00
6 1232/81 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Sail And Return 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 t P W Middleton Thomas Garner (7) 110 15/28.50
7 8549- ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Thunder Sheik (IRE) 221
Nag me
4 11-2 F O'Brien P J Brennan 110 10/111.00
8 33546-3 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Be My Light (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 108 7/24.50
9 P-64645 Emerald green, black star and armlets Cleeve Cloud (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 10-1 L P Grassick L Treadwell 95 40/141.00
10 731-144 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 151
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 b P A Pritchard R Mahon (3) 92 33/134.00

Verdict

Thunder Sheikh was quite highly tried in his first season and it would be no surprise to see him do better now he's had his sights lowered. Chaser Benbane Head wouldn't be without a chance on this stiff course while Phare Isle beat Rhum in a novice chase here in May, though is worse off at the weights now. SAIL AND RETURN has been raised 10lb since winning at Uttoxeter three weeks ago but he looks to be right back to his best and should take all the beating here with useful claimer Thomas Garner taking off 7lb. The consistent Be My Light looks the pick of the remainder with Destroyer Deployed weighted to the hilt for his return.