Through The Card: Towcester, Wednesday February 17

There is racing from Towcester on Wednesday
There is racing from Towcester on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Towcester on Wednesday.

"He meets that rival on 6 lb better terms this time, and can reverse the form to score."

13:20 - We begin today's card with what essentially looks a match race, and one that William H Bonney should be winning without too many problems. Alan King's gelding ran to a useful level at Christmas and he should have more to offer for his in-form yard today. His main rival is Chic Theatre, whose fairly useful bumper form suggests he'll improve on his hurdling debut at Leicester. Tipperairy could also compete for the places at a bigger price.

13:50 - The second race is similar to the first, in that it could well turn into a match race between the market principles up front. Que Sera is likely to improve after overcoming an absence to score over C&D in December, but slight preference is for Go West Young Man, whose previous form suggests he should be up to taking a race like this. Henry Daly's runner is quirky at the best of times and rates as a slightly-risky proposition, but his superiority on ratings is difficult to ignore in this contest, and he can finally get off the mark provided he puts in a clean round of jumping.

14:25 - A muddling contest, which is sure to test the credentials of Placepot punters. A tentative vote goes to Transient Bay, who has proved a different proposition this season. The selection has to shoulder a 10 lb rise after his latest success at Wetherby, but that looks fair in the context of this race and given that he remains open to further improvement. The selection's biggest threat could well be Solidago, who finally got off the mark on his 19th attempt at Warwick on New Year's Eve. He has a 5 lb rise to contend with here, but his old form suggests he should still be competitive on this mark, and he should also handle today's testing conditions. An interesting alternative at a bigger price is Cassie, who has potentially been brought along with handicaps in mind and should do better at some stage given her yard.

15:00 - Badger Wood made all when making a winning chase bow in similar conditions at Taunton last month, and is fancied to follow up today despite an 8 lb rise. The biggest danger in an open contest is Bebinn, who is chasing a hat-trick after two successes at Plumpton, but must shoulder a further 9 lb rise in the weights here today. Somerset Lias has placed in four of his five starts this season and can hit the frame again.

15:35 - Another open contest, where a chance is taken on Streets Of Promise, who produced his best effort over the larger obstacles when second at Uttoxeter last time out. His two wins over hurdles at the beginning of last year show he is also capable in this sphere, and he can spring a minor surprise if fully tuned up today. Dolores Delightful suggested a return to a longer trip would suit when third at Wincanton last time and can go close with Richard Johnson in the saddle again, while Altesse De Gueye was in good heart prior to a break and will be competitive if she's in the same mood today.

16:10 - Yet another tight contest on the card, where slight preference goes to dual C&D winner Riddlestown, who put in a good performance when second at Southwell behind Ballyegan last time. He meets that rival on 6 lb better terms this time, and can reverse the form to score. Bredon Hill Lad is only 2 lb above his last winning mark and can give the selection the most to think about.

16:45 - With very little form to go off, the nod goes to Laser Light, who makes his first start in Britain for Alan King today. The selection placed in an Irish point in November, and can improve on that by scoring for his powerful connections who have a good record in this sphere. Western Wave didn't cost much as a three-year-old, but is bred to win races and is a sporting alternative to the favourite.

Recommended bets:
Back Go West Young Man to win in the 13:50
Back Riddlestown to win in the 16:10

Placepot permutation:
13:20 - 1
13:50 - 3
14:25 - 3, 4, 7
15:00 - 3
15:35 - 1
16:10 - 3
= 3 lines

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