Towcester

  • 17:05 32Red For Festival Betting Hunters' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £936 2nd £290 3rd £145 4th £73
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.30s
  • Off time: 17:05:42
17:05 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soulard (USA) 9/1
2nd Bell On Bike (IRE) 25/1
3rd Farmer Frank 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-224P9 White, dark blue chevron, dark blue and white halved sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap Fairwood Present (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
15 12-2 John Buxton Mr B Furnival (7) 117 16/117.00
2 FP2-12F Light green, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Flaming Gorge (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 12-2 Mrs F Hawes Mr B Rivett (7) 122 Evs2.00
3 R2P-034 Light Blue and White check, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sole Agent (IRE) 17
Nag me
11 12-2 b Mrs D Grissell Mr W Russell (7) 97 7/18.00
4 FPP-476 Royal Blue, Orange hoop, hooped sleeves and cap Bell On Bike (IRE) 18
Nag me
10 11-12 W Wanless Mr M Wall (3) 25/126.00
5 643PP6 Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Castle Banquet (IRE) 6
Nag me
10 11-12 b F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (5) 95 33/134.00
6 3-70811 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green cap Farmer Frank 18
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 Mrs Kent Mr G Brewer (3) 97 9/43.25
7 2739/PU ROYAL BLUE, WHITE braces, checked sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Lincoln's Inn (IRE) 22
Nag me
11 11-12 p1 C N Kellett Mr Jake Thomas Coulson (7) 107 200/1201.00
8 F-336PP Emerald green, brown sleeves, emerald green armlets, purple cap Rustic John 6
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-12 L J Manners Mr C Deutsch (7) 72 66/167.00
9 16-445P Dark green, dark blue cross belts, dark blue and dark green quartered cap Soulard (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 C R Leech Miss Hannah Watson (5) 106 9/110.00

Verdict

An ordinary hunter chase in which the relatively youthful FLAMING GORGE is taken to get the better of his elders. Fleur Hawes' charge took a crashing fall at Leicester last time but previous efforts in this sphere do afford him strong claims and hopefully that unfortunate tumble will not have dented confidence. He enjoys a sound record over fences apart from that latest fall and is preferred to Farmer Frank. The latter is obviously in good heart at present with two point-to-point successes on most recent outings and he also has an important course and distance success to his name. He looks sure to be a leading player, whilst the consistent if limited Sole Agent has acceptable each-way claims.