Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 15:40 Ladbrokes Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.40s
  • Off time: 15:40:40
15:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Favoured Nation (IRE) 9/4
2nd Ballyvoneen (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 896/P1F- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Favoured Nation (IRE) 269
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 108 9/43.25
2 715259- Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap Baily Storm (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-11 pt Mrs L Hill D Bass 107 16/117.00
3 232P4-2 Dark Green, Red hollow box, armlets and cap Present To You (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 h D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7) 107 7/24.50
4 75543-1 Maroon, yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap Market Option (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 106 3/14.00
5 522135- White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Sadler's Star (GER) 211
Nag me
11 11-7 pt M Blake Nick Scholfield 103 12/113.00
7 3131-U3 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Ballyvoneen (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 p N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 96 9/25.50
Non runners
62253-13Lough Coi (IRE)811-2A MiddletonJames Banks98

Verdict

Lough Coi won over track and trip at the start of the month but is 6lb higher now and didn't reproduce that effort at Newton Abbot last time. Favoured Nation has two ways of running and may need this while Present To You isn't one to rely on either. Sadler's Star is another returning from a break but did finish a long way ahead of Baily Storm at Kempton in October. MARKET OPTION only won by a head at Uttoxeter at the start of the month and has been raised 8lb. But that was only his third start over the larger obstacles and, as he has more scope than Ballyvoneen, Venetia Williams' gelding gets the nod to follow up.