Towcester Horse Racing Preview For Wednesday
|Author: Mark Beesley||Published: 9th October 2017 09:21|
PAUL Webber’s in-form stables at Cropredy Lawn bid to keep the bandwagon rolling with Copperfacejack as Towcester stages its first jumping fixture for 142 days on Wednesday.
Webber sent three runners to Huntingdon on Thursday and came away with a highly satisfactory result. In the words of the old Meatloaf song: ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’ as both New Agenda and Cosmic Dancer were winners, with Breath Of Blighty a commendable staying on fourth in the 2m 3f handicap chase.
Now the yard’s onus will switch to the seven year-old Copperfacejack which incredibly is still a maiden over fences despite finishing second in seven of his last nine outings, being placed nine times in all during an ultra consistent, yet to date a winless career.
Copperfacejack has been off the track since June when he was third at Market Rasen, prior to which he was a runner-up at Huntingdon. He has never before run at Towcester but this is a popular destination for his local owners who were successful there with Halucha in a 3m handicap hurdle back in May 2013.
If the numbers game is prove a helpful guide to Towcester trainer success, and it often is, following runners trained by Dan Skelton ought to prove an interesting experience as he currently boasts a 28 per cent strike rate this season and has made seven entries for the meeting, more than any other handler.
Four of those appear in the novices’ chase so any of those which appear on the track looks likely to be a recommendation.
Neil Mulholland has been successful on this card for each of the past two seasons and looks set to field Coole Charmer in the 25 5f handicap hurdle while the course records of Henry Oliver, Kim Bailey Fergal O’Brien and Charlie Longsdon are also much respected and all three men seem likely to be represented.
Supporters of local yards will be keen to see Tracey Leeson and Ben Case to the fore with Jonjoela and Kings Temptation, both engaged in the handicap hurdle.