Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 13:40 Haygain Hay Steamers Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,098 2nd £1,203 3rd £602 4th £301
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.80s
  • Off time: 13:47:07
13:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grafite 18/1
2nd Mannlichen 16/1
3rd Simply Wings (IRE) 10/1
4th Dinarius 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13P2-33 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Asturienne 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 A King R Thornton 120 11/26.50
2 6223-03 Light blue, dark blue star, white sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Latin America (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 11-10 N J Gifford L Treadwell 118 40/141.00
3 31P5/P3 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Abstract Art (USA) 28
Nag me
7 11-10 Mrs M Hobbs A Thornton 118 100/1101.00
4 3U17-8P White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Olympian (FR) 32
Nag me
8 11-9 P W Middleton Joshua Moore (7) 117 25/126.00
5 1243-2 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Mac Aeda 39
Nag me
6 11-8 J M Jefferson G Lee 116 10/111.00
6 183-311 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Malindi Bay 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 115 6/17.00
7 352 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Taketimeout (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (3) 113 12/113.00
8 651F03- Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 257
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-4 p A M Hales Paul Moloney 112 12/113.00
9 3424-34 Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Simply Wings (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-4 R Lee D C Costello 112 10/111.00
10 24 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Causing Chaos (IRE) 39
Nag me
4 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 111 17/29.50
11 53P7P/9 Dark Blue, Yellow seams, striped cap Hoh Viss 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 b Mrs Caroline Bailey A Pogson (3) 110 100/1101.00
12 4971/8 Black, Black and Pink check cap De Welsh Wizzard 70
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle Stephen O'donovan (7) 110 14/115.00
13 35-0332 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap Tom O'Tara 29
Nag me
6 11-2 R Dickin W P Kavanagh (3) 110 12/113.00
14 43 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Mannlichen 45
Nag me
4 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 110 16/117.00
15 40-255F BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star Grafite 23
Nag me
5 11-1 M F Harris W Marston 109 18/119.00
16 412-13 Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap Brixen (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 10-13 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 107 9/110.00
18 87/F30-5 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Rock 'n' Roller (FR) 26
Nag me
6 10-10 G L Moore J E Moore 104 28/129.00
Non runners
17462/531-Requin (FR)510-12V R A Dartnall2nd Preference106

Verdict

Ascot third Asturienne has a good record at Towcester, while the hat-trick seeking Malindi Bay also has to go on the short-list. Kim Bailey's mare won over a slightly longer trip here last month and is clearly at the top of her game. There are a number of less-exposed types in this, however, including Market Rasen second Taketimeout and the former Mark Johnston-trained Mannlichen, a promising second at Plumpton last month. But we'll take a chance on the fitness of the progressive REQUIN, who won a Stratford novice event in March and had plenty of form on softer ground on the Flat in France in his younger days.