Towcester

  • 15:40 Racing Post Form With totepool Mobile Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 49.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:29
15:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keeverfield (IRE) 8/1
2nd Kilcascan 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P661P Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Keeverfield (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-12 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 100 8/19.00
2 41PP34 YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Gidam Gidam (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-9 p Mrs H Kemp Miss C V Hart (7) 97 8/19.00
3 13223U Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Kilcascan 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 89 9/25.50
4 2-P6P96 Emerald Green, White sleeves, quartered cap Irish Guard 52
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-13 p Jonjo O'Neill D F O'Regan 87 12/113.00
5 307483 Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-13 R C Harper Mr J Martin (7) 87 4/15.00
6 624U35 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 83 9/43.25
7 356P34 Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Matmata de Tendron (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
13 10-0 p A Crook D C Costello 62 8/19.00

Verdict

KILVERGAN BOY is difficult to catch on a going day but the same can be said for the majority of today's rivals and Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding won off an 8lb higher mark last season. He gets a tentative vote with Gidam Gidam better suited by hunter chases nowadays and Kilcascan probably flattered by his form figures. The latter has run four times here without managing a win. Age seems to have caught up with Irish Guard while Top Benefit has managed just one win in six years, though is still preferred to Keeverfield and Matmata De Tendron at the weights.