Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 17:25 Free Tips At gg.com 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,300 2nd £382 3rd £191 4th £95
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.00s
  • Off time: 17:27:59
17:25 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salmanazar 7/2
2nd Menintights 16/1
3rd Lady From Geneva 8/1

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Dark blue, yellow hollow box and armlets Anywhere
Nag me
5 11-4 D L Williams S Thomas 40/141.00
2 Light blue, purple star, striped sleeves and star on cap Bad An Naughty (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 Mrs L Hill A Thornton 20/121.00
3 Dark blue and light blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star Killimore Cottage
Nag me
5 11-4 P W Hiatt Nick Scholfield 40/141.00
4 Dark Blue, White braces, armlets and cap Menintights
Nag me
5 11-4 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 16/117.00
5 Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Mist
Nag me
5 11-4 P C Dando Mr B Moorcroft (5) 14/115.00
6 Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves Pearls Legend
Nag me
5 11-4 J L Spearing Timmy Murphy 5/16.00
7 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tell Me Y (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 2/13.00
8 BLACK, BEIGE stars and sleeves, BEIGE cap, BLACK star Lady From Geneva
Nag me
5 10-11 B G Powell Brendan Powell (5) 8/19.00
9 Dark blue, yellow hoops, dark blue sleeves, gold cap La Ruinette
Nag me
5 10-11 T R Gretton Christopher Ward (7) 66/167.00
10 Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Bridgetown
Nag me
4 10-9 M Appleby J M Davies 80/181.00
11 Pink, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Black cap, Pink diamond No Buts
Nag me
4 10-9 Mrs A E Brooks C Poste 14/115.00
12 Emerald Green and Pink (halved), diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Salmanazar
Nag me
4 10-9 A King R Thornton 7/24.50
13 Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap Detour Ahead
Nag me
4 10-2 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 40/141.00

Verdict

The market must be scrutinised before taking a view on this finale but it's probably a good guide that Alan King has a one in three strike rate with his bumper horses at this track so we're coming down on the side of SALMANAZAR. A £10,000 purchase, he's from the same family as classy chaser Le Roi Miguel so certainly has the right credentials. Victor Dartnall's runners are always worth a second look in bumpers so Menintights has to go on the short-list, while Tell Me Y was one of only two rides for AP McCoy at the overnight stage. Pearls Legend has an interesting pedigree and may be best of the rest.