15:25 Towcester

Thursday 8 February 2018

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  • Star Sports Daily Specials Novices' Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 217y  |   Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:26  |   Winning time: 5m 43.2s
1st
Horse silk
2
5/6f
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
In touch, headway 3 out, led on bit before last, pushed clear, easily op 5/4
2nd
Horse silk
20
4
6/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, outpaced 5 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on well to take modest 2nd after last, no chance with easy winner tchd 11/2 and tchd 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
5
8/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Behind, headway after 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, effort next, weakened before last, modest 3rd op 13/2 tchd 9/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
1
9/2
T: O SherwoodJ: Harrison Beswick (7)
Chased leader, mistake 6th, took closer order 4 out, blundered 2 out, soon headed, weakening when mistake last op 4/1
5th
Horse silk
4
3
13/2
T: B PaulingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Led, mistakes throughout, 15 lengths clear 6th, headed 3 out, soon weakened op 9/2 tchd 4/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
610-11
33/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Held up, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.30Pl:£1.10, £3.60EX:£6.40Trifecta:£26.70SF:£6.81Swingers:£2.00, £2.00, £6.20

Forecasts

Tommy Rapper (5/6), Seaston Spirit (9/2), Sergeant Brody (6/1), Coeur Pensif (13/2), Transpennine Star (8/1), Lara Trot (33/1)

Verdict

Only a small field go to post for this novices’ hurdle but it provides an interesting for all that. Tommy Rapper who has a rating of 130 undoubtedly sets the standard but he has been beaten here once before and a small field affair may not be ideal for this quirky sort. For that reason the other penalised runner SEASTON SPIRIT is given the narrow vote in a situation that may just suit him better. With the Ben Pauling yard in good form Coeur Pensif is expected to step forward and he could be battling out the third place spot with Transpennine Star who should come on for his hurdles debut.
  1. Seaston Spirit
  2. Tommy Rapper
  3. Coeur Pensif

Prize Money

1st: £4,159.002nd: £1,221.003rd: £611.004th: £305.00

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