Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 15:30 Paul Hardick Memorial Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.80s
  • Off time: 15:30:57
15:30 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cosway Spirit (IRE) 9/4
2nd Classic Case (IRE) 8/1
3rd Basford Ben 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3F313U Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Royaume Bleu (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 98 14/115.00
2 1P2332 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Basford Ben 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 95 4/15.00
3 P16-362 Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 bt F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 94 7/18.00
4 5PP8P5 Orange, royal blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Bishophill Jack (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 v K C Bailey A Thornton 93 10/111.00
5 4605-01 Purple, orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Classic Case (IRE) 114
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-6 S Curran L P Aspell 92 8/19.00
6 2/7-6565 Dark Blue, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves Ultra Klass (FR) 17
Nag me
6 11-4 p Jamie Snowden A Tinkler 90 16/117.00
7 3567-05 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Trifollet 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 87 20/121.00
8 8055/41 Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Cosway Spirit (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 p B Pauling D Bass 86 9/43.25
9 P-PU54P Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 88
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-13 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 85 10/111.00
10 95PPP9 Orange and Dark Green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Zelos Diktator 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 S Curran Mikey Hamill (10)(ex3) 75 50/151.00
12 76433P Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Overton Lad 99
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-0 bt P A Pritchard G Sheehan (3) 64 25/126.00
Non runners
11P34115Quayside Court (IRE)1010-3Miss C DysonLee Edwards75

Verdict

Several course specialists face the starter in this but it's hard to have much faith in Bishophill Jack or Jolly Boys Outing at present and Classic Case and Quayside Court lack a recent run. Royaume Bleu should give a good account, however, despite top weight and Doubletoilntrouble will probably be thereabouts again. COSWAY SPIRIT kept finding more to see off Witch's Hat over track and trip 11 days ago. That was only his second start over fences so there should be more to come and Ben Pauling's charge can double his tally off an 8lb higher mark as Basford Ben is treading water off his current rating.