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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