Today's racecards

Towcester

  • 16:20 Free Tips At gg.com Intermediate Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.90s
  • Off time: 16:21:39
16:20 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Sherlock 7/4
2nd Indian Castle (IRE) 7/2
3rd Never Says Never 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 R Royal Blue, Pink hoop, Dark Blue cap Chase The Spud 34
Nag me
5 11-4 F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (7) 80/181.00
2 3- Emerald green, brown spots and sleeves, yellow cap Fergal Mael Duin 354
Nag me
5 11-4 G R I Smyly David England 16/117.00
3 4-31 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 60
Nag me
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/24.50
4 3 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Legend 36
Nag me
6 11-4 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 10/111.00
5 3 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Manballandall (IRE) 116
Nag me
5 11-4 F M O'Brien A P Cawley 17/29.50
6 35-4 Black, yellow stars, red sleeves, black cap, yellow star Never Says Never 27
Nag me
5 11-4 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 14/115.00
7 9 Red and white (quartered), white sleeves, red spots, red cap Played Away 47
Nag me
5 11-4 Mrs F Hawes Jack Quinlan (3) 100/1101.00
8 3 Yellow, black disc, yellow sleeves, black spots, yellow cap, black spots Sir Gale 59
Nag me
5 11-4 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 33/134.00
9 4 Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Splash of Ginge 26
Nag me
5 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Mr R Hatch (7) 25/126.00
10 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Trumix
Nag me
5 11-4 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 16/117.00
11 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Red Sherlock
Nag me
4 10-7 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 7/42.75
12 56 White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Rock of Ages 16
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4 10-7 M P F Murphy Trevor Whelan (5) 25/126.00
13 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry
Nag me
4 10-7 Henry Oliver H Oliver 50/151.00
14 25 Dark green, orange chevron, orange cap Mistral Reine 19
Nag me
4 10-0 Mrs L Wadham D C Costello 16/117.00

Verdict

Point-to-point winner Indian Castle is treading a well-worn path as Donald McCain has introduced several similar types in bumpers this season. He has a good strike rate and the five-year-old will be near the head of the market here. But several of these have already shown promise under Rules including Never Says Never, Sir Gale, Splash Of Ginge and Rock Of Ages. The filly Mistral Reine was second over 1m6f here before finishing fifth at Wetherby while there will be plenty of interest in David Pipe's nicely-bred newcomer Red Sherlock. But we'll take the Midnight Legend gelding KENTFORD LEGEND to build on a promising start at Wincanton with this stiffer track in his favour.