Towcester

  • 13:20 Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Beginners' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £3,671 2nd £1,085 3rd £542 4th £271
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 2.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:17
13:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sydney Paget (IRE) 4/5
2nd Badgers Cove (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211/7S4 RED and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, quartered cap Badgers Cove (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 116 15/82.88
2 53F610 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bravo Riquet (FR) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 vt R Mathew Lee Edwards 88 33/134.00
3 P-P0 Emerald green, yellow diamond, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap, yellow diamond Eco's Gamebird 25
Nag me
8 11-0 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 200/1201.00
4 224-4PP Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 33/134.00
5 7585P/2 Yellow, Dark Blue hoop, sleeves and cap Jat Punjabi 42
Nag me
9 11-0 J Hughes M D Grant 10/111.00
6 219-F32 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 4/51.80
7 19PP-F4 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Kevin Fancy (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 John R Upson G Sheehan (5) 150/1151.00

Verdict

Badgers Cove slipped up when in contention here on his penultimate start but was beaten a long way from home when fourth at Chepstow last time. This looks easier but Robin Dickin's charge has still to prove he's fully recovered from serious injury so SYDNEY PAGET looks the one to be on. He fell on his chasing bow at Kelso but jumped much better when second at Musselburgh earlier this month and the longer trip here will suit. Bravo Riquet has won between the flags and over hurdles and looks best of the rest ahead of the disappointing Finnegan Paddy.