Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 14:20 Try gg.com On Your Mobile Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.20s
  • Off time: 14:22:20
14:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thunderstorm (IRE) 8/13
2nd South Stack 9/2
3rd Marleno (GER) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P3P123 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap South Stack 66
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 K C Bailey J M Maguire 108 9/25.50
2 0002-35 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 24
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 107 16/117.00
3 805530 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Party Rock (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-8 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 104 16/117.00
4 7594/11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 103 8/131.62
5 P56F65 White and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue hooped cap Lost In Newyork (IRE) 23
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6 11-6 N Kent Harry Haynes 102 25/126.00
6 P79-4PP Emerald Green, Beige disc, quartered cap Secret World (IRE) 19
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10 11-4 J A T de Giles Mr Sam Painting (7) 100 100/1101.00
7 2-75344 Red, black cross belts, black sleeves, red armlets Crystal Swing 33
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6 11-4 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 100 10/111.00
8 P5-0636 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Marleno (GER) 53
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7 11-4 ht A Middleton C Poste 100 18/119.00
9 2-26578 GREEN, RED and GOLD hooped cap Ruby Crown 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-1 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 97 16/117.00

Verdict

South Stack is proven at this level and is a course and distance winner on soft ground. With the weights compacted, he has to have every chance of adding to his tally though it's significant that Charles Greene has been in the saddle for all three wins so far. Thunderstorm is on a hat-trick after wins at Plumpton and Leicester and may still be on a decent mark while Crystal Swing will be staying on when others have cried enough, though is very one-paced. ALWAYSTHEOPTIMIST had winning form on heavy ground in Ireland and has been lightly-raced since arriving at Phil Middleton's yard. He's dropped to a very fair mark and gets a tentative vote in this with Kielan Woods taking off 3lb as Party Rock ran a shocker at Warwick earlier this month.