Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 14:10 Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 49.60s
  • Off time: 14:12:45
14:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shaking Hands (IRE) 11/2
2nd Chac Du Cadran (FR) 85/40
3rd Miko de Beauchene (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/PU8P3- Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Miko de Beauchene (FR) 295
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 120 4/15.00
3 23U4-0P Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 bt D Pipe T Scudamore (7) 117 11/26.50
4 237-532 Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 p C C Bealby T Messenger 116 85/403.12
5 3/254-P4 Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 32
Nag me
9 11-8 L Corcoran S Thomas 116 40/141.00
6 112/3P-1 Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Round The Horn (IRE) 229
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-7 t J A B Old M D Grant 115 8/19.00
8 45-00F2 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-0 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 108 11/26.50
9 3512-4P Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (7) 108 12/113.00
11 1/12P-40 Royal Blue, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Pink cap Atherstone Hill (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-11 b1 R Dickin C Poste 105 9/110.00
Non runners
288-P71PVery Stylish (IRE)811-11Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy119
7PP/41PP-Emperor Concerto911-5Mrs L WadhamD Elsworth113
1044-2360Aghill (IRE)810-12Mrs L HillD Bass106

Verdict

A tricky puzzle to unravel as a few of these are making their seasonal reappearance and others have been disappointing this term. Chac Du Cadran doesn't have a leg in either of those camps as he found only Honest John too good in a driving finish at Doncaster last month while Very Stylish won at Ffos Las in October before being pulled up in better company at Sandown. SHAKING HANDS weakened quickly over a marathon trip at Exeter earlier this month having pulled too hard. He's not badly treated on his best form however and, if he settles better today, his proven stamina will be an asset on the soft ground. Little Chip, second over 2m4f here last time, could figure if lasting home and bottom weight Atherstone Hill isn't without a chance if blinkers have the desired effect.