Towcester

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  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:31
15:00 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jameel (USA) 10/3
2nd Brassbound (USA) 7/1
3rd Detour Ahead 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 171163- Yellow, white seams, yellow sleeves and cap Farbreaga (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 Jamie Poulton J McGrath (3) 110 7/18.00
2 229- Black, black and maroon striped cap Jameel (USA) 124
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 t1 J P Ferguson Joseph Akehurst (7) 109 10/34.33
3 5524U2- White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 108 8/19.00
4 13333P- Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap Detour Ahead 11
Nag me
5 11-5 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 103 20/121.00
5 9UF/P49- Light Green, Purple stars, Light Green sleeves McCauley (IRE) 190
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-4 p R Walford Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 102 33/134.00
6 95656/5- Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Herschel (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore (10) 102 50/151.00
7 PU338- Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Brassbound (USA) 16
Nag me
5 11-3 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 101 7/18.00
8 43F2PP- Red, Red cap, Purple star Dont Take Me Alive 27
Nag me
4 11-0 bt C E Longsdon R Johnson 103 8/19.00
9 PP0P64- Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Quiet Whisper (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 t K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 97 5/16.00
10 1/0043U- Dark blue, emerald green stars on sleeves Meridiem 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-10 t C Fryer Bridget Andrews (7) 94 11/26.50
11 F066- Dark Blue, Yellow stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap Fluter Phil 10
Nag me
6 10-1 R Ingram Matthew Batchelor 85 25/126.00
Non runners
126271P3-Prize Fighter (IRE)1110-0Miss L C SiddallT Siddall84

Verdict

Meridiem was well backed here last week but got no further than the second flight. This looks a stronger heat but few of these are regular winners and Fontwell third Farbreaga might struggle to win off his new mark. Alwaystheoptimist was put up 4lb after being beaten a neck at Southwell while Detour Ahead, though out of her depth last time, is flattered by earlier form figures. JAMEEL may not have stayed 2m4f on heavy ground at Wetherby on Boxing Day. Given plenty of time to recover, John Ferguson's lightly-raced novice should do better here on the faster going and gets the nod.