2019 G.A. Towton Cup Day Preview
Race 1 - 2:24pm
3yo Plate (1200m)
Boomtastic is dropping back in class after a 4th in the Listed Placid Ark
Stakes over 1200m at Ascot and will find this slightly easier. Levitate stepped
straight up from a Bunbury maiden win to finish third in three year old company
over 1000m at Ascot and should be thereabouts again with William Pike taking
the ride. Mia Dolce is a two times winner over this course and distance and is
coming off a 2nd over 1000m at Ascot and Downforce was a two times Ascot winner
before a last start 5th as favourite.
2 Units Boomtastic
Race 2 - 3:03pm
RTG 72+ Handicap (1800m)
Harry Thomas has consistent Ascot form with two wins a second at his last three starts, his latest a win over this course and distance. Arctic Stream is a last start winner over the Ascot 1600m course and is looking for his win at 1800m after being placed twice at that distance. Jedaffair finished third behind Arctic Summer and William Pike rides the top weight Royal Command.
2 Units Harry Thomas
Race 3 - 3:39pm
RTG 72+ Handicap (1000m)
Undisclosed was a winner two starts back over this course, distance and
class before finishing 3rd over 1100m at Ascot and will appreciate the drop
back to the 1000m. Essential Spice scored a hat trick at Belmont before a break
and has finished 5th in a recent Lark Hill barrier trial in preparation for her
return. Speeding Comet is fitter for one run back from a spell and Rebel Yell
is racing well at Ascot with a win and a third from his last two starts.
3 Units Undisclosed
Race 4 - 4:14pm
RTG 72+ Handicap (1500m)
Not To Be Mist has a great chance of recording a hat trick stepping up to
1500m for the first time after two wins over 1400m at Ascot. Superior Smile has
been placed at his two runs back from a spell, his latest a third over the
Ascot 1500m course. Heart Starter is up in the weights but is dropping back in
class after a sixth at Group 3 level over 1500m at Ascot and Majinika will get some
weight relief with apprentice Jade McNaught’s 1.5kg claim.
4 Units Not To Be Mist
Race 5 - 4:50pm
1MW Handicap (1600m)
Shuwish is fitter for recent racing and will get a lovely run from barrier
two. Friar’s Fantasia made up plenty of ground from the back last start when
third over 1400m at Ascot and will be running on again. Inflation was a last
start fourth as favourite over 1600m at Ascot and Sophie’s Song is dropping
back to 1600m following her third over 1800m at Ascot.
2 Units Shuwish
Race 6 - 5:25pm
1MW Handicap (1400m)
Inspirational Girl was unbeaten from two race starts before a break and will be hard to beat first up. Dickoletto has been thereabouts recently with two thirds and a fourth at three runs back from a spell but will need plenty of luck from a wide gate. Megazone has also drawn wide while Chesten Flyer will get every chance from the rails draw.
3 Units Inspirational Girl
Race 7 - 5:55pm
G.A. Towton Cup (2200m)
Forceful has been consistent of late with a win and three placings from his
last four starts and has William Pike sticking with him following his third in
the Listed 2100m Tattersall’s Cup at Ascot. Missile Launch, Taxagano and Spiritual
Warrior all have form around Forceful after finishing first, second and fourth
in the same race.
3 Units Forceful
Race 8 - 6:25pm
RTG 66+ Handicap (1200m)
Flower Of War is resuming, is unbeaten first up from two attempts and won a
recent Lark Hill barrier trial in preparation for her return. Supreme Force was
a winner two starts back over this course and distance and will appreciate a
nice drop in the weights on his last start second. Guns Of Navarone is the
winner of two of his last three starts and can be in the mix again and Cool
Serenity gets her chance in town after two wins at Geraldton.
2 Units Flower Of War
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