Towcester

  • 14:30 Bet On The Cheltenham Festival toteplacepot Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,277 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.69s
  • Off time: 14:30:27
14:30 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Francesa 13/2
2nd Genny Wren 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 261 Grey, White epaulets Victrix Gale (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 N J Henderson A Tinkler 4/51.80
2 348-963 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Francesa 51
Nag me
6 10-10 H D Daly Jake Greenall (7) 109 13/27.50
3 4-50433 Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Genny Wren 42
Nag me
5 10-10 Mrs P Robeson S P Jones 103 11/43.75
4 34P76F Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Karingabay Queen 17
Nag me
6 10-10 b K Tork Mr B J Poste (7) 150/1151.00
5 443161 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Mrs Peacock (IRE) 123
Nag me
6 10-10 Norma Twomey Stephen O'donovan (7)(ex3) 33/134.00
6 F64742 Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap My Viking Bay (IRE) 15
Nag me
7 10-10 p1 J G M O'Shea C Wallis (7) 102 14/115.00
7 65-16 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Tazzarine (FR) 77
Nag me
5 10-10 C R Egerton J A McCarthy 20/121.00

Verdict

VICTRIX GALE strolled home over today's trip at Folkestone earlier this month and doesn't look to have anything to fear from today's rivals, including My Viking Bay, who finished a long way behind her in second last time. Genny Wren has placed form to suggest she could prove best of the rest, unless point-to-point winner Mrs Peacock turns out to be something special on her first start under Rules. Francesa showed a slight improvement last time, but bumper winner Tazzarine never figured on her hurdling bow at Taunton in December.